Event Updates, Cancellations & Announcements

Due to the risk of spreading COVID-19, many events, classes, tours, and group meetings have been cancelled or postponed.

This page will include notices as we receive them. If in doubt, please contact the event host. You may also check this LIST.

A-B Tech

As the college observes social distancing practices the Continuing Education division and the various programs and locations will strategically plan to continue, postpone, and cancel programs as warranted by best practices and the Governor’s directives.

Per NC Department of Health and Human Services recommendations, A-B Tech has cancelled all events exceeding 100 people for outside groups.

A-B Tech will extend spring break by one week and move to online and virtual instruction immediately afterward where possible. Spring break is scheduled from March 16-20 and will be extended through Friday, March 27.

Please visit www.abtech.edu/contact-us/coronavirus-response for more details.

Asheville City Schools

Governor Cooper has proactively made the decision to close all public school districts across the state beginning Monday, March 16th – Monday, March 30th.

All field trips have been cancelled. This includes local, in-state, out-of-state and international field trips – for our students and any staff travel outside of the district. 

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has suspended all high school athletics. This decision will include all workouts, skill development, practices and contests.

Details at www.ashevillecityschools.net.

Buncombe County Government

Asheville City Hall and other municipal buildings are closed to the public.

  • Public access to county facilities that house nonessential functions will be restricted or closed.
  • All public libraries will be closed. You can access digital library resources here.
  • All County parks will be closed.

Buncombe County Government’s COVID-19 webpage (www.buncombecounty.org/bcready) provides the most up-to-date and accurate information.

Buncombe County Health and Human Services

Get the latest information on Coronavirus, COVID-19 in North Carolina.

Buncombe County Public Libraries

All Buncombe County Public Libraries are closed. All programs are cancelled until further notice. Preparedness information and up-to-date news on COVID-19 can be found at buncombecounty.org/bcready.

Buncombe County Schools

Buncombe County Schools will be closed for students beginning Monday, March 16, for at least two weeks. This closure affects all programming, including before- and after-school activities, all athletic and extracurricular practices, and competitions, and weekend events. Please read the full announcement for more information.

Las Escuelas del Condado de Buncombe estarán cerradas para los estudiantes a partir del lunes 16 de marzo, por al menos dos semanas. Este cierre afecta a toda la programación, incluidas las actividades antes y después de la escuela, todas las prácticas deportivas y extracurriculares, competencias y los eventos de fin de semana. Por favor lea el anuncio completo aquí para más información.

UNC Asheville Announcements

  • UNC Asheville remains open as required by the UNC System.
  • Spring Break will be extended by one additional week.
  • Course instruction will resume on March 23, but will move from in-person to remote delivery through at least April 6.
  • We encourage students to refrain from returning to campus and to continue their course instruction online from a location of their choice.
  • Campus events of more than 50 attendees are canceled effective immediately. Visiting speaker events will be canceled or postponed.
  • University-sponsored travel outside the State of North Carolina or within the State to gatherings of 50 or more people, is suspended unless prior written authorization to travel is given by the Chancellor or the Provost. This prohibition includes student organizations.
  • Any students, faculty and staff who elect to engage in personal travel to any Level 2 or Level 3 country will be expected to self-quarantine off-campus for a minimum of 14 days and not return to campus unless they are free of symptoms.
  • Every employee should plan to work remotely whenever possible. Mandatory personnel should discuss options with their supervisors.
  • UNC Asheville Emergency Operations Call Center will operate from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number is 828 255 7250.

For full details please visit https://coronavirus.unca.edu.


Effective immediately, WNCAP is closing the Asheville and Franklin offices but will continue to provide case management services remotely and syringe services on-site.

  • Routine client appointments will be rescheduled or performed by phone.
  • Transportation to emergency/urgent client appointments will be provided only by teammates who are not at higher risk.
  • All staff must avoid face-to-face contact with clients, and colleagues.
  • All employee travel is canceled until further notice.

Visit wncap.org/coronavirus.

YMCA of Asheville

Effective Monday, March 16, all YMCA of WNC centers will close to the public for at least two weeks.

These locations are the Asheville YMCA, Black Mountain YMCA, Corpening Memorial YMCA, Ferguson Family YMCA, Hendersonville Family YMCA, Reuter Family YMCA, Woodfin YMCA, YMCA at Mission Pardee Health Campus, and YMCA Youth Services Center at Beaverdam.

All YMCA programs, including wellness programs, youth sports, and swim lessons, are also suspended.

Details at ymcawnc.org/emergency-resources.


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