Corona Virus Update
Currently There Are 8 active reported Cases of Corona virus in Avery County as of 05/06/2022
(Beginning 05/06/22 this information will only be updated monthly)
(4607) Cases Of Corona Virus Have Been Documented In Avery County 4049 community cases and
558 congregate cases, 4555 Have Recovered, and 44 Death's)
Month Of April 2022-15 active 4607 total cases documented
Avery County Government would like to share that Avery County Emergency Management and the Health Department are working with local officials, Cannon Hospital, Avery County School System, 911 Communications, EMS Ambulance Services, and fire and rescue to ensure and protect the health and well-being of Avery County citizens.
Health officials continue to encourage good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene. These are the best preventive measures for this virus. These include covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands frequently with soap and water, staying home when you feel sick or when you have a fever and cleaning surfaces with sanitizing cleaners.
The Avery Health department began vaccines on 1/12/2021
9993 first doses administered as of April 22,2022
9362 (53.0%) fully vaccinated Avery citizens as of of April 22,2022
The County of Avery's top priority is and always will be the safety and security of the county while providing the best service available. While it has been necessary to make some changes to the county's services please know that we will resume all regular services as soon as possible.
Declaration Of A Local State Of Emergency - This is an update of the original Emergency Ordinance
Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. shared an update on the state’s COVID-19 progress. Following yesterday’s guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that fully vaccinated individuals can safely do most activities without wearing a mask or the need to social distance from others, the state will remove its indoor mask mandate for most settings. Additionally, the state will lift all mass gathering limits and social distancing requirements. These changes are now in effect as of 1:30 PM today.
Click Here for the FAQ Document
Avery County governmental offices are now open, except the senior center they will resume regular services soon.
Senior Center Schedule
The Avery County Senior Center has opened for inside meal service on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.Seating and activity's will be limited numbers so please call ahead for details. We will continue offering Drive-Thru Meal Service at the Center on Mondays and Fridaysy.; Clients can drive to the side door of the dining area and pick up a hot meal. Clients must be registered to receive meal, and are asked to call and RSVP (not required) to help with headcount. Home delivered meals will continue as scheduled. For more information, call 828-733-8220
Filing For Unemployment Insurance Benefits Due To COVID-19
Resources for Small Business and Business Owners
This is a link to an adobe document from the office of NC Senator Thom Tillis.
Reboot Your Small Business During COVID-19
Avery County Chamber Of Commerce Disaster Relief Information
New website available from VISIT NC and others to assist in the re-opening of hospitality type business and industry for North Carolina. Please share with any and all. Spread the word!! https://countonmenc.org/ [countonmenc.org]
NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery for Small Business Website
New Grant Program Accepting Applications to Help Businesses and Nonprofits Hurt by COVID-19