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Welcome to Avery County

Avery County and the Avery County Health Department are proud to announce COVID-19 vaccines are now available.

Vaccines will be available for anyone 65 years or older at the Agriculture Extension Center (661 Vale Road above Ingles in Newland), Tuesday, January 26th – Thursday, January 28th from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Please bring your insurance card and wear appropriate clothing for easy access to have the vaccination in your upper arm. Masks are required. If you have a bleeding disorder please contact your physician for written documentation to receive the vaccine.
For questions concerning the vaccine,
please call 828-733-8273.
The Avery Health Department began vaccines on 1/12/2021
710 vaccines administered to the 75 and older group week of January 12-15
485 vaccines administered day one to the 65 and older group 1/20/2021
440 vaccines administered day two to the 65 and older group 1/21/2021
350 vaccines administered day three to the 65 and older group 1/22/2021 
6 Vaccines administered by the Avery Health Department

Coronavirus Information Click here

Please register with our County notification system if you wish to receive announcements, alerts by phone or text concerning weather events, emergency announcements, as well as vaccine availability information.

Avery County Residents Sign up for our emergency notification system here.
(Select off under Weather Alerts unless you want to be notified by the national weather service)


Free Coronavirus Testing Click Here For More Info
No Appointment Necessary

Mondays,Wednesdays,Fridays & Saturdays 
At The Pool 
If you would like an appointment or need more information click the link above.

STOP THE SREAD!                     
Together Avery County can achieve any task and because our positive cases are above the state average for the past 7 days, Avery County Government, Health Department, and School System need your help! Together, we challenge all Avery County Citizens in order to decrease our active cases of COVID-19 to single digits again to:
1. Wear a mask to protect those we care about.
2. Social distance. Stay at least 6 feet apart when possible.
3. Wash your hands often. At least 20 seconds at a time.
With Winter weather here and indoor activities increasing, lets protect each other and slow the virus in Avery County. Please visit the link above for updated information.

We Are Avery County.

Thank you for your interest in our county. I consider it a blessing to be allowed the opportunity to serve the county I grew up in, as County Manager. Together... We Are Avery County has become my motto. This motto symbolizes the fact that Avery County offers the best services to our great citizens and visitors alike. From our Emergency Services to our Governmental Offices you can find no better. So if you are just visiting or lucky enough to call Avery County home; hello and thanks for visiting our web site. Together... We Are Avery County.

Phillip Barrier, Jr.

Special Meeting
Avery County Board of Commissioners
January 22, 2021 @ 8:30 a.m.

The Avery County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Board Room, Avery County Administrative Complex, 175 Linville Street, Newland, NC.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and take any action necessary regarding the following items:
1.  Resolution Regarding the Avery County Personnel Policy Related to Covid Paid Sick Leave
2.  Resolution Regarding the Board of Elections Funding Request
3.  Budget Amendment Regarding the Board of Elections Funding Request

The Special Meeting is open to the public and livestreamed on Youtube.  Link below. 

Click here to view our channel on Youtube.


 Check here for pictures of the new Avery County Cooperative Extension Community Room Now Open!


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 We need your help!
Avery, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties and the municipalities within the counties are working together to become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation in the process is important to us!
The counties, along with local jurisdictions and other partners, are working to update the multi-jurisdictional Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan identifies and assesses our community’s natural hazard risks and identifies strategies that determine how to best minimize or manage those risks.
This survey is an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impacts of future hazard events.

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