Updates: Coronavirus in Asheville and Western NC

Coronavirus in Asheville and Western NC

Amid increasing concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we ask you to stay home and stay safe. While safe social distancing is recommended if you must go out, we do not recommend recreational hiking at this time. Read how staying home can save lives. As locals in this community, how we choose to handle ourselves now can have a big impact on what the future months will look like for Western NC. 

As long as the current orders are in effect, assume all Spring Events in April & May are canceled unless moved to a future date. 

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Coronavirus: Updates for Asheville and Western NC

For more general information related to the coronavirus COVID-19, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website and NCDHHS's website. ​

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social distancing things to do in Asheville
Social Distancing Things to Do in Asheville and Western NC
Many are craving fresh air as cabin fever sets in and a break from coronavirus news becomes necessary. Find hikes, waterfalls, scenic drives and more that allow you to safely enjoy the outdoors while maintaining a safe, social distance.
Cancellations and Closures in WNC
Cancellations & Closures: COVID-19 in WNC
In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus many festivals, attractions, national and state parks in Western North Carolina are responding. Here you'll find an updated list of closures and cancellations for the region.
Virtual Experiences and Online Resources for Asheville and Western NC
Virtual Experiences in Asheville & Western NC
Enjoy some virtual experiences in Western NC including outdoor video tours, fitness, meditation, museum tours, kid resources and more. 
Asheville Takeout
Top 20 Places for Takeout in Asheville
Looking for the best places for takeout in Asheville? From wings, tacos, burgers, and pizza to soups, salads, ramen, sushi and more, here are the top 20 takeout restaurants in Asheville. Bon appetit!
County Health Departments in Western NC
County Health Departments in WNC
Amid the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, here's a list of county health departments in our region with accurate information and resources related to each county. 
Asheville Strong
Asheville Strong: Support Small Businesses of WNC
Support our small businesses and shop gift cards now from Asheville and WNC restaurants, hotels, shops, salons, theatres, markets, mom-and-pop shops and more. 

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