COVID-19 Resources


Executive Orders

Governor Roy Cooper announced Executive Order No. 188 on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021. EO188 also extended the modified stay at home order. For more information from the NCDHHS click here. 

Orders and directives issued in response to the COVID-19 can be found here

Buncombe County

Click here to see Buncombe County's most recent metrics. 

Visit the Find My Testing Place website to find a clinic or pop up testing site near you.

Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine, quantity of 700 doses, on December 21. Within 24 hours of receiving the shipment, BCHHS began vaccinating individuals in the Phase 1A group. Buncombe County HHS has received two subsequent weekly shipments of vaccine of 975 doses each on December 30 and January 5. BC HHS continues to vaccinate Phase 1a population in the week of January 4. As of time of release, over 1,200 individuals in total have been vaccinated by Buncombe County HHS and Emergency Services. 

To view vaccine updates please click here

Help Buying Food

If you already receive help buying food through Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), NCDHHS has received permission to enhance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more. Additionally, participants will be able to purchase groceries online using their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards at authorized online EBT retailers. Call the EBT Call Center at 1-888-622-7328.

If you have a total income that falls below the gross income limits for your household size, you may be eligible for help buying food through FNS. See if you're eligible.

If you need immediate help buying food, call 2-1-1. Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

Children who receive free or reduced lunch or attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school will be automatically enrolled for a benefit of $257 per child through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program.


The NC Division of Employment Security has information for people filing for unemployment.

Resources for Renters Facing Eviction

If you are a renter in North Carolina facing eviction due to COVID-19 economic impacts, there may be resources available to you. Review this fact sheet available in English and Spanish.

What To Do If You Feel Sick

NCDHHS Guidance: English  and Spanish

CDC Guidance: English and Spanish