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COVID-19 Updates, Testing and Vaccines

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Stay Informed. Be Buncombe Ready. Sign up for BC Alert

Buncombe County will be using our emergency notification system to let people know when COVID vaccine appointments are available. 


Sign up to receive emergency texts directly from Buncombe County for breaking health and safety news. Text BCALERT on your smart phone to 888-777(note: this is a short code, you do not need 9 digits)  to receive alerts on important information such as COVID vaccine appointment information, floods, communicable disease, county office closings, and relevant traffic safety notifications. You can also follow the County’s facebook pages at or Follow the County on Twitter at and on Instagram at

You may also sign up for Buncombe County's COVID-19 newsletter at and click the sign up button.


Locate & Contact

Emergency Services



Van Taylor Jones
ES Director
P: (828) 250-6600
F: (828) 250-6609

Emergency Services
164 Erwin Hills Road
Asheville, NC 28806

Hours of Operation

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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