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March 12, 2020 2:18 PM

State of Emergency Declaration

The Town of Black Mountain has declared a local State of Emergency to coordinate response and protective actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Citizens and Visitors of Black Mountain:

As communities begin to feel the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), The Town of Black Mountain would like to share with you the steps we are taking to help protect the health and safety of our citizens and employees, which is always our top priority.
We are closely monitoring local and national reports on the evolving impact of COVID-19. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization, the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services, and other applicable public health agencies, we’ve developed contingency plans and are taking the proper recommended precautions. In all Town facilities, we have added extra sanitation measures including daily disinfecting of surfaces, we are encouraging frequent hand washing and we have implemented social distancing policies and employee travel bans aimed at protecting the health and well-being of our teammates and the public. We have canceled all advisory board and commission meetings for the next thirty days and will close all Town operated facilities to the public beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020. Facilities will remain open for official business with very limited public access. Please follow any directional signage in place at each location. Mayor Don Collins has issued an emergency directive under the authority of the Town’s State of Emergency Proclamation that all water to inhabited residences presently turned off, be turned back on and to suspend disconnections of residential water service until the crisis has passed. Customers will remain responsible for their bill but service will not be disconnected at this time.

We realize that you depend on us, and we are committed to serving our citizens. The Town’s mission is simple, yet powerful: Provide quality services to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens.

We feel deeply for those who have been affected already. The Town of Black Mountain is here to help in any way possible. Again, the health and safety of our citizens and employees is our top priority, and we are committed to doing our part to help keep Black Mountain safe.

Josh Harrold, Town Manager

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June 25, 2020 5:23 PM

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF BUNCOMBE
SUPERSEDING DECLARATION OF
LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY
June 25, 2020
EXTENSION OF PHASE 2: EASING OF CERTAIN COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes
the disease COVID-19, has spread through the world and has now been declared a global pandemic by the
World Health Organization;
WHEREAS, in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic the Governor of North Carolina declared a State of
Emergency on March 10, 2020 and a number of additional Executive Orders have been issued by the
Governor for the purposes of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the people of North Carolina;
WHEREAS, a local State of Emergency was declared by Buncombe County Commissioners on March 12,
2020, and supplemental and superseding local declarations have been issued to limit local public
gatherings and the operations of specified businesses;
WHEREAS, on May 20, 2020 the Governor issued Executive Order 141 ("EO141") to further ease certain
COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.;
WHEREAS, this Phase 2 "moves North Carolina into a Safer At Home 'Phase 2' of easing certain COVID19 restrictions to help revive the economy while protecting public health" as Governor Cooper said; and
WHEREAS, on June 24, 2020 the Governor determined that it was in order to extend Phase 2 for an
additional three (3) weeks and issued Executive Order 147 ("EO147") which included new measures to
save lives in the COVID-19 pandemic effective Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.;
WHEREAS, based on data trends in Buncombe County COVID-19 cases and their associated burdens and
this Board finds it in the best interest of the citizens and residents of Buncombe County to align with
EO147.
NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority contained in Chapter 21, Buncombe County Code of
Ordinances and Article 1A of the N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 166A, the Board of Commissioners, do hereby
declare and order the following:
1. The Buncombe County Stay Safe – Stay Smart Superseding Declaration that went into effect on
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. will continue, as written, through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26,
2020, except as otherwise set forth.
2. Buncombe County hereby adopts EO147 as well as the "Frequently Asked Questions for Executive
Order No. 147" document dated June 24, 2020 issued by Governor Cooper's office effective at
5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020. A copy of EO147 is attached hereto marked Attachment "A."
A copy of the Frequently Asked Questions for Executive Order No. 147 is attached hereto marked
Attachment "B." Attachments "A" and "B" are incorporated herein by reference is fully set forth.
3. Buncombe County rescinds its local restrictions pertaining to Leisure Travel Lodging and Booking
effective Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
4. Consistent with the Governor's Face Coverings request set forth in EO147, Section 3.5., B., 5.,
County employees are required to wear Face Coverings when they are or may be within six (6)
feet of another person on Buncombe County property. In addition, County employees must have
all customers wear Face Coverings when they are inside County buildings and may be within six
(6) feet of another person, unless the customer states that an exception applies.
5. The provisions of the March 12, 2020 Declaration of State of Emergency remain in effect.
6. By and with the consent of the mayors of the following named municipalities within Buncombe
County, this Extension of Phase 2: Easing of Certain COVID-19 Restrictions applies within the
municipal limits of the City of Asheville, the Town of Black Mountain, the Town of Woodfin, the
Town of Montreat, and the Town of Biltmore Forest.
7. If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Order or any application of it to any
person, structure, gathering, or circumstance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision
of a court of competent jurisdiction, then such decision will not affect the validity of the remaining
portions or applications of this Order.
8. This order shall go into effect at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020 and shall remain in effect until
5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020 unless otherwise repealed, replaced, or rescinded.
ATTEST: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR THE
COUNTY OF BUNCOMBE By: Lamar Joyner, Clerk Brownie Newman, Chairman

Prior Updates

May 22, 2020 4:23 PM

Buncombe County - Phase 2- Stay Safe - Stay Smart- Easing of Certain COVID-19 Restrictions Order has been approved. Please read the order in its entirety. ** (10) The Town of Black Mountain will not mandate face coverings/masks but we do encourage the public to do so for their safety and the safety of others.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF BUNCOMBE

SUPERSEDING DECLARATION OF
LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY

May 22, 2020

STAY SAFE - STAY SMART
PHASE 2: EASING OF CERTAIN COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS


WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has spread through the world and has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization;

WHEREAS, in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic the Governor of North Carolina declared a State of Emergency on March 10, 2020 and a number of additional Executive Orders have been issued by the Governor for the purposes of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the people of North Carolina;

WHEREAS, a local State of Emergency was declared by Buncombe County Commissioners on March 12, 2020, and supplemental and superseding local declarations have been issued to limit local public gatherings and the operations of specified businesses;

WHEREAS, on May 20, 2020 the Governor issued Executive Order 141 ("EO141") to further ease certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.;

WHEREAS, this Phase 2 "moves North Carolina into a Safer At Home 'Phase 2' of easing certain COVID-19 restrictions to help revive the economy while protecting public health" as Governor Cooper said; and

WHEREAS, data indicate trends in Buncombe County COVID-19 cases and their associated burdens and this Board finds it in the best interest of the citizens and residents of Buncombe County to align with EO141.

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority contained in Chapter 21, Buncombe County Code of Ordinances and Article 1A of the N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 166A, the Board of Commissioners, do hereby declare and order the following:

1. The Buncombe County Stay Home – Stay Safe Superseding Declaration that went into effect on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. will continue, as written, through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020.

2. Except as otherwise set forth herein, Buncombe County hereby adopts EO141 as well as the "Frequently Asked Questions for Executive Order No. 141" document dated May 20, 2020 issued by Governor Cooper's office effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020. A copy of EO141 is attached hereto marked Attachment "A." A copy of the Frequently Asked Questions for Executive Order No. 141 is attached hereto marked Attachment "B." Attachments "A" and "B" are incorporated herein by reference is fully set forth.

3. Buncombe County has authority in accordance with Section 10 of EO141 and Section 8, Local Orders, of EO138, to impose greater restrictions or prohibitions to the extent authorized by North Carolina law. Accordingly, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in EO141 and the Frequently Asked Questions for Executive Order No. 141 as contained in Attachments "A" and "B" further restrictions are imposed in Buncombe County as follows:

a. Leisure Travel Lodging and Booking

i. Hotels and motels, Bed and Breakfasts, short-term rentals less than 30 days, homestays and campgrounds may book and schedule leisure travel reservations.
ii. The occupancy of lodging establishments with lodging capacities of greater than 10 units is limited to 50%. Establishments with capacities of 10 units or less may book to 100% occupancy.
iii. All lodging establishments must wait 24 hours after a room becomes vacant before beginning cleaning and disinfection.
iv. Cleaning of rooms after a stay must comply with the guidance outlined in EO141.

4. Organized sporting activities at Buncombe County Facilities are not permitted.

5. Food service establishments shall not allow self-service to customers. Only wait staff and food service staff following screening and sanitation requirements as set forth in EO141 may serve food and beverages to customers.

6. A Face Covering as defined in EO141 must be worn by all persons twelve (12) years of age and older in all indoor public commercial facilities, including libraries, and public transit, provided, however, that any person without a face covering will not be prevented from riding public transit. This provision applies in retail establishments, businesses and restaurants and will go into effect at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

This provision does not apply in the following places or situations:

(i) while dining in any restaurant;
(ii) for reasons related to any individual's medical condition, disability or religious beliefs;
(iii) in private offices;
(iv) in areas of retail establishments, businesses and restaurants that are not open to the public;
(v) when complying with directions of law enforcement officers;
(vi) during any worship, religious, and spiritual gatherings, funeral ceremonies, wedding ceremonies and other activities constituting the exercise of First Amendment rights;
(vii) in settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear a face covering when obtaining or rendering goods or services.

7. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the restrictions as set forth above do not apply to any lodging facility being used by Buncombe County, the City of Asheville or their Emergency Operation partners for Isolation and Quarantine housing or other COVID-19 related housing purposes.

8. The provisions of the March 12, 2020 Declaration of State of Emergency remain in effect.

9. By and with the consent of the mayors of the following named municipalities within Buncombe County, this Stay Safe - Stay Smart Phase 2: Easing of Certain COVID-19 Restrictions applies within the municipal limits of the City of Asheville, the Town of Woodfin, the Town of Black Mountain, the Town of Montreat, and the Town of Biltmore Forest.

10. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the restrictions set forth in Paragraph 6 above related to the mandatory use of Face Covering in indoor public places does not apply in the Town of Woodfin, Town of Black Mountain, the Town of Montreat, and the Town of Biltmore Forest.

11. If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Order or any application of it to any person, structure, gathering, or circumstance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, then such decision will not affect the validity of the remaining portions or applications of this Order.

12. Failure to use Face Covering in any indoor public commercial facilities, including libraries, and public transit, shall not constitute a criminal offense.

13. Except as set forth above related to Face Coverings, failure to comply with this declaration is a Class 2 misdemeanor pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 14-288.20A by and through N.C. Gen. Stat. 166A-19.31.

14. Except as to Paragraph 6 above related to the mandatory use of Face Covering in indoor public places, this Stay Safe - Stay Smart Phase 2: Easing of Certain COVID-19 Restrictions shall go into effect at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020.

15. This order shall remain in effect until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020 unless otherwise repealed, replaced, or rescinded.


ATTEST: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR THE
COUNTY OF BUNCOMBE


By:
Lamar Joyner, Clerk Brownie Newman, Chairman

May 8, 2020 4:44 PM

May 8, 2020- Update regarding lodging and leisure travel bookings- BUNCOMBE COUNTY
Following the new guidance issued by the State with the issuance of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 138, Buncombe County has issued a superseding Stay Home, Stay Safe Declaration that will go into effect at 5:00 p.m. on Friday May 8, 2020 and will remain in effect until Friday, May 22, 2020 unless otherwise repealed, replaced, or rescinded and transitional to Phase I of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions.

This order aligns us with Governor Cooper's executive order with the sole exception of a continued restriction on Leisure Travel Booking. Buncombe County continues to restrict leisure travel bookings from outside of WNC. Lodging providers can now book rooms for residents of the 828 area code for leisure travel. We will be adopting the Governor's Order together with his FAQ document specific to Executive Order 138.
If you have any questions about this new order, please reach out to our Ready Team Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call (828) 419-0095 or email ready@buncombecounty.org.


For more information please visit www.townofblackmountain.org, click on Residents/State of Emergency COVID-19 page where you may view orders and additional resources.
Also please visit the CountyCenter for additional information and to view updates online https://www.buncombecounty.org/countycenter/news-detail.aspx?id=18543

https://www.buncombecounty.org/countycenter/news-detail.aspx?id=18543
May 8, 2020 12:31 PM

Phase I Guidance - Parks Reopening
PRESS RELEASE

May 8, 2020
Following the new guidance issued by the State with the issuance of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 138, Buncombe County has issued a superseding Stay Home, Stay Safe Declaration that will go into effect at 5:00 p.m. on Friday May 8, 2020 and will remain in effect until Friday, May 22, 2020 unless otherwise repealed, replaced, or rescinded and transitional to Phase I of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions.
As COVID-19 remains a threat, everyone may not live somewhere with a yard to play in or safe access to recreational opportunities. We believe our parks and greenways can be used safely and responsibly by the residents of Black Mountain. Town of Black Mountain will reopen additional recreational facilities as long as visitors practice ‘COV-etiquette,’ these parks will remain open for everyone to enjoy fresh air.
When possible, exercise at home, walk in your neighborhood, enjoy your yard and residential outdoor spaces, and visit less crowded parks or during off-peak hours. Gatherings are limited to 10 persons, but gathering outdoors with friends is allowed. Please limit your time to ensure the parks do not become too crowded.
Guidance for park visitors:
• Stay home if you are sick or exhibiting symptoms.

• Wear a cloth face covering when you go out or around others.

• Wash your hands before leaving home and bring sanitizer or wipes, water, and sunscreen. There are no restrooms or water fountains at the parks that are currently open.

• Maintain at least six feet of physical distance between yourself and anyone who does not live in your household.

• Refrain from touching surfaces including trees and rocks. Picnic tables and grills remain closed.

• Keep it moving when using trails and step aside to let others pass. At some parks, trails may be marked as one-way only.

• Limit your park time so that others can also safely enjoy the space.

• Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter to help minimize invasive species, bank erosion, and water pollution.

• Baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and soccer fields are not available for sports practices, friendly matches, or any other use in which at least six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.

• Tennis and Golf are allowed. It is recommended players use their own equipment and do not share equipment. Players must maintain adequate social distancing.

The reopened parks and greenways listed below are open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. beginning Friday May 8th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
• Town Square (benches, pavilion, and restrooms are closed)
• Veterans Park (playground equipment and restrooms are closed)
• Lake Tomahawk Park (playground equipment and restrooms are closed)
• Public Tennis Courts at Lake Tomahawk Park and Cragmont Park
• River Walk Park (pavilion is closed)
• All Greenways remain open
Black Mountain Recreation Services has been the trusted steward of the town’s parkland for decades and continues to serve the public by providing, protecting, and preserving a unique collection of outdoor recreational facilities – which we see as a core service to the people of Black Mountain. We believe our community is a better place when everyone from infants to retirees have the opportunity to be strong, healthy, and successful.
For more information please visit www.townofblackmountain.org or the County's website at https://www.buncombecounty.org/countycenter/news-detail.aspx?id=18601

https://www.buncombecounty.org/countycenter/news-detail.aspx?id=18601
May 1, 2020 1:54 PM

PRESS RELEASE

May 1, 2020
Following the new guidance issued today by the County Stay Home –Stay Safe Declaration, the Town of Black Mountain will reopen all of our parks on Saturday, May 2, 2020. As COVID-19 remains a threat, everyone may not live somewhere with a yard to play in or safe access to walking or jogging opportunities. We believe our parks and greenways can be used safely and responsibly by the residents of Black Mountain. As long as visitors practice ‘COV-etiquette,’ these parks will remain open for everyone to enjoy fresh air.
When possible, exercise at home, walk in your neighborhood, enjoy your yard and residential outdoor spaces, and visit less crowded parks or during off-peak hours. You should only visit parks with members of your own household and not use these spaces to meet up with others for social opportunities to ensure they do not become too crowded.
Guidance for park visitors:
• Stay home if you are sick or exhibiting symptoms.

• Wash your hands before leaving home and bring sanitizer or wipes, water, and sunscreen. There are no restrooms or water fountains at the parks that are currently open.

• Maintain at least six feet of physical distance between yourself and anyone who does not live in your household.

• Refrain from touching surfaces including trees and rocks. Picnic tables and grills remain closed.

• Keep it moving when using trails and step aside to let others pass. At some parks, trails may be marked as one-way only.

• Limit your park time so that others can also safely enjoy the space.




• Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter to help minimize invasive species, bank erosion, and water pollution.
The reopened parks and greenways listed below are open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. beginning Saturday May 2nd, 2020
• Town Square (benches, pavilion, and restrooms are closed)
• Veterans Park (playground equipment and restrooms are closed)
• Lake Tomahawk Park (playground equipment and restrooms are closed)
• River Walk Park (pavilion is closed)
• All Greenways remain open
Black Mountain Recreation Services has been the trusted steward of the town’s parkland for decades and continues to serve the public by providing, protecting, and preserving a unique collection of outdoor recreational facilities – which we see as a core service to the people of Black Mountain. We believe our community is a better place when everyone from infants to retirees have the opportunity to be strong, healthy, and successful.
- Josh Harrold, Town Manager

April 9, 2020 3:40 PM

Following the Buncombe County "Stay Safe, Stay Home" Declaration we closed the Town Golf Course. The town has received additional guidance from the County and State citing golf as an example of essential outdoor exercise. Following the guidance, Town of Black Mountain Officials have decided to reopen the golf course on Saturday April 11,2020 or as soon thereafter as possible. Staff are working to implement recommended safety protocols to ensure proper social distance and disinfecting procedures which include the following:
Establishing & following strict social distancing guidelines for all employees and patrons;
Allowing only one patron per cart;
Allowing only one patron in the clubhouse at a time;
Only accepting credit or debit cards. NO CASH;
Public restrooms will remain closed;
Providing additional enforcement on the course;
And implementing several other measures to provide sanitation of all frequently touched surfaces
Eliminate any gatherings.
More information will be available soon and may be found by viewing the updates to this alert.

April 8, 2020 4:48 PM

Buncombe County has updated the Stay Home Stay Safe Order today. Additional restrictions (hotel/motel/short term rentals- leisure travel now to cancel) while while other restrictions have been lessened (ex: church services are allowed in a drive in manner- in your car in the parking lot) Lawn care and landscaping, Auto sales, are now defined as essential business with some restrictions. Additional clarification on essential and non-essential businesses have been included. You are encouraged to call 828-419-0095 with any questions regarding the order. You may also reach them by email at ready@buncombecounty.org The orders and additional guidance may be viewed in the link below.

Read order here.
March 31, 2020 11:49 AM

Alderman Larry Harris serves on the Mission Hospital board and has sent the following video link for staff and citizens to view. The Mission Hospital Board Chair, Dr. John Garret encouraged this video be shared in our communities. We thank Alderman Harris for sharing this informational video with us. Please share with your families and anyone in our community. 

Click on this link to watch the video. 
https://vimeo.com/399733860  

View Video
March 27, 2020 4:49 PM

Governor Roy Cooper has issued a state-wide Stay-At-Home Order. This order will go into effect on Monday. ** Buncombe County Residents will continue to observe the provisions of the Buncombe County Stay-Home Stay-Safe order. Per Governor Cooper, whichever order is more stringent is which will be applicable to you. This information was just released. More information will become available as staff and attorney's interpret it.

The Governor’s full order is available by clicking here: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO121-Stay-at-Home-Order-3.pdf

Unless noted in the order, previous closures and orders stand as written as do local government orders in cities and counties. Frequently Asked Questions about the Order can be found : https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/200327_FAQ-SAH-Order_FINAL.pdf

If you do not think your business is included in the essential services list, and you think it should be, you may apply online at the NC Department of Revenue to be designated essential by clicking here: https://www.ncdor.gov/home/ncdor-actions-covid-19/covid-19-essential-businesses
Until your exemption is reviewed, you may operate as long as your business can accommodate social distancing in your workplace.- Check with the County Order First!

For more information about health recommendations and who is designated at high risk for becoming seriously ill, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and NCDHHS’ website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus

View the Order Here
March 27, 2020 3:27 PM

For clarification. It is OKAY to walk around Lake Tomahawk trail and fish in the lake, as long as you are practicing social distancing and have a valid NC fishing license! The park portion remains closed.

March 26, 2020 4:00 PM

Recreation Facilities Cancellations & Closures in Response to COVID-19
In response to COVID-19 and the precautionary steps and in order to protect the most vulnerable members of the community, the Town will comply with Buncombe County Stay Home Stay Safe Order which will take effect on Thursday March 26, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. The Town of Black Mountain has closed its recreational facilities to the public until further notice. (Hopefully only as long as we can get a handle on the virus spread but we will let everyone know as soon as we are able to open them back up!)
These closures include the Golfcourse, town parks, Lakeview Senior Center,and Grey Eagle Arena. Along with these closures, ALL programs and private rentals for March-April will be canceled with the possibility of being rescheduled at a later date. The Recreation and Park’s offices located at 304 Black Mountain Ave. is closed to the public for entry but is open for business at this time. We recommend contacting us by phone or email to conduct business.

Canceled programs include:

Adult Basketball, Start Smart Soccer, Junior Tennis Clinics: 11-12 & 13-14, Adult Tennis Clinics, All Senior Programs for April, April Spring Hike in Ridgecrest, and the Spring Walk to School event.

The decision on May programs is currently to be determined based on the monitoring of the virus.

For more information about cancellations and closures, please contact us at Recreation@TownofBlackMountain.org or at (828) 669-2052 or visit our website at www.townofblackmountain.org

March 25, 2020 3:29 PM

In light of growing concerns regarding COVID-19, Chairman Brownie Newman and the Buncombe County Commissioners have issued a Stay-at-Home Order for all county residents to further help stop the spread of this virus. The Town of Black Mountain is incorporated into this order by consent of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. Please view the order and FAQ sheet for specific details.

Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020, beginning at 8 p.m., this order requires all residents within Buncombe County to remain in their homes until 6 a.m. April 9, 2020 as part of an attempt to reduce the number of new COVID-19 infections in Buncombe County. You may view the order on Buncombe County's website below. We will post the order and frequently asked questions to our page as well.

Buncombe County News
March 20, 2020 10:43 AM

March 19, 2020 Buncombe County issued a Supplemental Declaration of Local State of Emergency (Both the initial declaration and all supplemental declarations apply to the Town of Black Mountain). The supplemental declaration bans gatherings of (10) persons or more, closes gyms, fitness centers, indoor pools, spas, exercise facilities, theaters, venues. The order does not apply to transit, farmers markets, hardware, rental centers, in which the public are not generally in close contact with other patrons. Please visit Buncombe County News for further information.

Buncombe County News
March 20, 2020 10:31 AM

March 18, 2020 North Carolina Department Department of Health and Human Services has issued an Order of Abatement of Imminent Hazard.

NCDHHS Updates
March 17, 2020 12:18 PM

North Carolina to Close Restaurants and Bars for Dine-In Customers, Allow Takeout and Delivery Operations to Continue. Please visit the Governor's Office website and monitory your local news stations for more information.

Governor's Office Website