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Masking in Buncombe County

While local COVID-19 metrics continue to improve, Buncombe County public health officials still strongly recommend wearing masks in crowded indoor places.  

Businesses and organizations may continue to require face coverings at their discretion. Feel free to use the printable materials attached below to promote mask wearing in your establishment.  

The CDC released a tool to help monitor COVID-19 by County and suggest safety guidelines and prevention methods based on the county “COVID-19 Community Level,” which is determined by the latest metrics and data. Use this tool to help you make informed decisions about wearing your face covering when in public indoor spaces. 

  • Levels can be low, medium, or high. 
  • They are calculated based on hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area.




  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms.
  • If you are high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions.
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms.
  • Wear a mask indoors in public
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms
  • Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness.

People can choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

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File NameSizeTypeDate & Time Added
Face Covering Poster Eng/Esp 174 KB 05/18/2022 9:40 AM

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Updated May 18, 2022 09:41 AM
Published Sep 02, 2021 12:51 PM