Coronavirus: Updates for Asheville & Western NC

Coronavirus in Asheville and Western NC

We have always promoted safe and responsible exploration of our mountains and will continue those efforts as we move carefully through this pandemic. We are committed to providing accurate, up-to-date information on what's open in Asheville and Western NC, as well as offer recommendations on how to safely experience everything our region has to offer. Check back daily for updates and please wear a mask if unvaccinated! 

Coronavirus: Updates for Asheville and Western NC

Governor Roy Cooper announced a new executive order effective May 14, 2021, lifting most mask mandates and gathering limitations for those who have been vaccinated. According to NCDHHS, "people who are not vaccinated should wear a mask and maintain distance in all indoor public settings and in outdoor settings when they can't maintain six feet of distance.  The state still recommends masks for those unvaccinated indoors and outdoors when crowded. "

Practice the 3 W's 

The NC Department of Health and Human Services is asking us to stay strong and continue to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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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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Farm-to-Table Dining
Top Restaurants in & near Asheville
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AIR Asheville Restaurants
Asheville Independent Restaurants, Up-To-Date Dining Choices
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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. 
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