YanceyEmergencyServices   Yancey County Emergency Services COVID-19 Updates 


Friday, September 18, 2020
Yancey County Numbers (Courtesy Yancey Co Health Dept)
  • 1 new positive case 
  • 214 total positive cases
  • 201 recovered
  • 12 active cases
  • 1 death
Request from High Country Council on Aging

The HCCOG is in the process of gathering information on the needs of older adult caregivers in our region to inform the creation of a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. To help us better understand how we should prioritize services, we would greatly appreciate it if you would be willing to share the link for the survey below with your clients, staff, social media followers, etc. We are hoping to create a program designed with the needs of these grandparents in mind, and your assistance will help to ensure the program is reflective of the current needs within our community. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Price at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: High Country Needs Assessment  

NC SERT Leader Update

As we have seen COVID-19 trends stabilizing, public school districts and charter schools will be able to choose to implement Plan A, B or C for elementary schools (grades K-5) as of 5 October. While schools do not have to reduce the number of children in the classroom, the plan calls for all students, teachers and staff to wear face coverings, social distance, and to be screened for symptoms. Read the Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit
to learn more about the requirements under each plan. More information about this decision can be found here

As we all know, just because we are starting to slowly reopen does not mean the Pandemic is at an end, it means we need to double down the hard work in order to slow the spread by practicing the 3Ws and looking out for one another. Whatever your Reason, not is the time to “GET BEHIND THE MASK” - Wear, Wait and Wash! 😊 

Milk Producer Assistance Due to COVID-19 Losses: N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced $2 million in funds to assist Grade-A dairy fluid milk producers in North Carolina who suffered losses because of COVID-19 disruptions in the milk supply chain. Dairy producers can apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Dairy Aid Program 2020. A total of $2 million will be available, with limits on the amount paid to producers. Application period opens Sept. 28 and closes Oct. 12. For more information or for questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Yancey County Numbers (Courtesy Yancey Co Health Dept) Data as of September 15, 2020
2 new positive cases
211 total positive cases
200 recovered
10 active case
1 death

 NC SERT Leader Update

FEMA has published an interim policy, COVID-19 Pandemic: Work Eligible for Public Assistance, to clarify eligible work in response to COVID-19. This policy states that for work performed on or after September 15, 2020 FEMA will only consider the activities listed within this policy as eligible emergency protective measures. This policy outlines that activities related to reopening and increased operating costs will not be considered eligible for Public Assistance funding. See two attachments for more details.

 On 11 September, the State Board of Elections launched an absentee ballot tracking service for voters called BallotTrax, which is available via links at NCSBE.gov. Through 14 September, 813,014 absentee ballots have been requested in North Carolina for the 2020 General Election, compared to 57,016 requests at the same time (50 days before election) in 2016. As of early this morning, 45,140 voters have cast absentee ballots in North Carolina for the 2020 General Election out of more than 7.1 million eligible voters.

World Institute on Disability Webinar: On Sept. 17 from 12 to 1:30 p.m., a webinar including the World Institute on Disability, The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, Inclusiva, Bristol Myers Squibb, AT&T, and many more disability-led organizations and funders from over 47 countries spanning six continents on disabilities and disasters. These include speakers from the Disability Inclusion Fund, Movimiento para el Alcance de Vida Independiente, Puerto Rico, US - National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People, New Delhi, India - and Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network, Beirut, Lebanon - Click on https://buff.ly/3lsRqsI to register.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Yancey Co Numbers (Courtesy Yancey Health Dept)As of 14SEP2020
7 new positive
209 total positive cases
198 recovered
10 active
1 death 

NCDHHS Web Updates on the C19 Pandemic:

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Yancey Co Numbers (Courtesy Yancey Co Health Dept)
1 new positive
196 total positive cases
175 recovered
20 active cases
1 death

From Schell McCall Executive Director - PATH
“Whatever Your Reason” campaign, a new statewide public campaign to encourage every North Carolinian to wear a mask in our collective fight against COVID-19, is being launched today by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). This distinctly North Carolina campaign features real North Carolina people and places and focuses on the personal reasons North Carolinians across the state are choosing, every day, to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Materials are available in English and Spanish

NC SERT Leader Update

NCDHHS Web Updates on the C19 Pandemic:


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