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Buncombe County's Stay Safe, Stay Smart Order Update

July 17 Update

Buncombe County officials continue to take proactive steps to keep our community safe and healthy during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

Governor Cooper has signed Executive Order (EO) No. 151, which will go into effect July 17, 2020, at 5 p.m., and Buncombe County will be fully aligning with this new order. EO 151 extends Phase 2 of Reopening until Aug. 7. Buncombe County Public Health has issued a superseding Stay Safe, Stay Smart Declaration that will go into effect at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020, and will remain in effect until Aug. 7, 2020, unless otherwise repealed, replaced, or rescinded.

View Phase 2 Extension FAQs here

If you have any questions about this new order, please reach out to our Ready Team Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call  (828) 419-0095 or email

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