North Carolina is taking a three-phased approach – based on data from testing, tracing, and trends, and in consultation with members of the business community – to lift restrictions in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
At 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020, North Carolina will move into Phase 1 of the plan. The Stay at Home Order remains in place with some modifications. Click the Phase One image for a larger view.
If you leave home, practice your W’s: Wear, Wait, Wash.
- Wear a cloth face covering if you will be with other people
- Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
These actions can protect our families and neighbors as the state takes a cautious step forward to ease restrictions while the virus is still circulating. Stay strong and continue to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Public Health Flyers (pdf)
Buncombe County and the City of Asheville are operating the Ready Team call center. The Ready Team can assist with business and general questions about COVID-19 and Buncombe County’s Stay Safe, Stay Home Order Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call (828) 419-0095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the latest news and information, please visit www.buncombecounty.org/covid-19.