covid

Updates

Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Governor Roy Cooper issues Executive Order 121, a statewide Stay at Home Order beginning Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. until April 29, 2020. The Executive Order directs people to stay at home except to visit essential businesses, to exercise outdoors or to help a family member. Specifically, the order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others.Click this link for the Governor's Executive Order, press release and FAQs
  • Governor Roy Cooper announced that parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877. Read more for details
  • An ever-increasing number of North Carolina cities and counties are imposing a combination of emergency restrictions and prohibitions under local state of emergency declarations referred to as “shelter in place” (sometimes called “stay at home”) to keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading. Employees in these cities are asking whether a shelter in place declaration means that they qualify for the new emergency paid sick leave provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act because one of the qualifying reasons for the new paid leave is that an employee is subject to an isolation or quarantine order. The answer to their question is “no.” Shelter in place declarations are not equivalent to an isolation or quarantine order and does not make them eligible for emergency paid sick leave..Read the full article for details and defintions.
As of Friday March 27th at 6 pm, throughout the state of NC:
Presumptive and Confirmed - 763
Deaths - 3
NC Completed Tests - 15136
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County
Thursday, March 26, 2020
As of Wednesday, March 26th at 6 pm, throughout the state of NC:
Presumptive and Confirmed - 636
Deaths - 2
NC Completed Tests - 12,910
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
As of Tuesday, March 24th at 6 pm, throughout the state of NC:
504 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed)
Deaths - 1
NC Completed Tests - 10,489
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County
Monday, March 23, 2020
Governor's Updates

Local Information

As of Monday, March 23rd at 6 pm, throughout the state of NC:
297 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed) - 297
Deaths - 0
NC Completed Tests - 8438
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County
Sunday, March 22, 2020
State Board of Elections Emergency Amendment
State Board of Elections Emergency Executive Order
Closing: Starting Monday, March 23, the Yancey Co. BOE will be closed to the public. Staff will continue working. Call at 828-682-3950 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All forms can be mailed to PO Box 763, Burnsville, NC 28714 or placed in the drop box.
FEMA Non-Profit Re-imbursement under the Stafford Act
NCEM has provided helpful information on the FEMA Public Assistance Program reimbursement process for COVID-19 emergency protective measures eligible expenses. Please see the attached guidance documents which are also available on the SOG’s COVID-19 resource site at the Emergency Management page.
As of Sunday, March 22nd at 6 pm, throughout the state of NC:
255 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed). There are zero deaths in NC.
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County
Saturday, March 21, 2020
As of Saturday, March 21st at 6 pm, throughout the state of NC:
184 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed). There are zero deaths in NC.
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County.
Governor Cooper orders increased access to child care, DMV clarifications with Executive Order No. 119
Governor Cooper pushes for key federal changes to make food and health care more accessible.
NC Medicaid increasing eligible technology and provider types for telemedicine to address COVID-19.
NCDHHS Chief Medical Officer and State Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Tilson, NCDHHS Chief Deputy Secretary Susan Gale Perry and NC Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry provided COVID-19 updates. They discussed addressing child care and nutrition needs for families of health care providers and other frontline workers, reiterated NC 2-1-1 text and call services as a resource for the public, and stressed the importance of social distancing now that community spread of COVID-19 is occurring in North Carolina.
NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen calls for doctor/nurse/non-clinical volunteers to bolster the state's health care system.
Food Safety Guidance for School Meal Delivery provided
NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen requests providers cancel elective and non-urgent and procedures and surgeries.
Guidance letter sent to LME/MCOs.
The NC Department of Revenue announces the tax deadline is extended to July 15.
Facebook LIVE with Christopher Ohl, M.D., infectious disease expert, as he provided an important update on COVID-19 in our region.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Childcare Certification: If you would be interested in becoming a certified babysitter by the American Red Cross, please go to www.redcrosstore.org/store and use Code:NCHY010620

Volunteer as a Health Care Worker - We are facing an unprecedented crisis from COVID-19 that has already had devastating consequences internationally. With the virus now spreading in North Carolina, we need to bolster our health care system to ensure we can care for those impacted by the virus. A crucial part of that effort is recruiting volunteers to supplement our health care workforce. We are asking for your help to meet these needs.

Health Care Worker Information 
How to Register to Help in TERMS 
Childcare Flier - English
Childcare Flier - Spanish

Daily North Carolina Press Briefing Page
 Rest Stops in North Carolina are open, but Welcome Centers are closed.
 All NC DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS Offices, veterans homes, and cemeteries, will operate at reduced capacity until further notice. Our service offices are taking appointments on an individual basis for immediate emergency needs only. Walk-ins are prohibited. All offices are operational, but veterans should call their local facility for assistance. Our service officers are prepared to help veterans via remote delivery services by phone and other electronic means. To find a local office, please visit this link NCDMVA Offices
National Recreation and Park Association is actively monitoring developments around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it is and how it may impact parks and recreation. This webpage will contain the most up-to-date information on our response as well as resources from NRPA, health organizations and federal agencies.
 The U.S. Small Business Administration granted Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration for small businesses that are suffering economic losses due to the new Coronavirus, COVID-19.

President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force announced additional actions today as part of the ongoing, government-wide response to the global pandemic:. To help American families 
As of Friday, March 20th at 6 pm, throughout the state of NC:
137 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed). There are zero deaths in NC.
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County. 
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Governor Cooper announces a person in Wilson County tested positive for COVID-19 and this is the first time a positive case of COVID-19 is due to community spread. Community spread occurs when people have been infected with the virus and it's unclear how they were exposed to it. NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen said hospitals should postpone elective surgeries to conserve supplies and staff to respond to COVID-19.
U.S. Small Business Administration granted request for a disaster declaration for small businesses suffering economic losses due to COVID-19.
Child Care Openings as of March 18, 2020
As of Thursday, March 19th at 4 pm, throughout the state of NC:
97 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed). There are zero deaths in NC.
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 The Yancey County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and County Information Center will open at 7:00 am on March 19, 2020. The EOC will be open Monday-Friday from 7 am to 7 pm and will be monitored 7 am to 7 pm on weekends. The hours and/or days of operation will be adjusted as the situation dictates.

If you would like to volunteer to work in the call center for a few hours or assist filling supply requests or making deliveries, please send an email with your name and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The phone number of the County Information Center is (828) 682-1891

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Updates

Food Service Coronavirus Information

As of Wednesday, March 18th at 6 pm, throughout the state of NC:
63 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed). There are zero deaths.
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County.

Tuesday, March 16, 2020

Updates from the NCDHHS COVID-19 page

CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

Area childcare providers that are still open 


Yancey County Jail will be closed for visitation until further notice. The Old Burnsville Gym is now closed 24/7 until further notice


Governor Cooper issues Executive Order to close bars and restaurants for dine-in service, but allow take-out and delivery orders. Recommends no gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks and no gatherings of more than 10 people for the next 14 days.


As of Tuesday, March 16th at 4 pm, throughout the state of NC:
40 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed). There are zero deaths.
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County

Monday, March 15, 2020
Yancey County Declaration for a State of Emergency and Town of Burnsville Consent

Yancey County COVID-19 Response to Food Needs


Yancey County DSS Coronavirus Information

As of Monday, March 16th at 4 pm, throughout the state of NC:
33 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed). There are zero deaths.
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County.


Chief Justice Cheri Beasley announced several directives affecting the operation of the North Carolina court system aimed at protecting public safety during the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus).. In an order entered today, the Chief Justice has directed that local courts postpone most cases in district and superior court for at least 30 days.
Click this link for the full announcement 
Judicial Branch Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 As of Saturday, March 14th at 4 pm, throughout the state of NC:
23 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed)
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County

All North Carolina Public Schools will be closed from March 16th to March 30th.

Governor Cooper issues Executive Order 117 - Prohibiting Mass Gatherings And Directing The Statewide Closure Of K-12 Public Schools To Limit The Spread Of COVID-19

 Governor Cooper issues DHHS mitigation guidelines

As of Friday, March 13th at 4 pm, throughout the state of NC:
15 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed)
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County
As of Thursday, March 12th at 4 pm, throughout the state of NC
14 Presumptive Positive cases
1 Confirmed Positive cases

 

Special Needs Concerns

NCEM Guidance on considerations of people with disabilities and other access and functional needs for COVID-19 (audience is emergency planners)

Information from North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services on COVID-19

Autism Society of NC 

5 Things to Know about Coronavirus and People with Disabilities (Forbes, 3/8/20) 

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 

 Rocky Mountain ADA blog 

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