Buncombe County Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in County Resident

Buncombe County Health and Human Services has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in a resident of Buncombe County. The person has been notified and remains in isolation at home. They were in isolation from the time testing was performed, following guidance of public health and their healthcare provider. For the full news release from Buncombe County, please click here.

Please do not call 911 to request testing for COVID-19, and please do not go to the emergency room unless you are seriously ill and require emergency care. If you have fever and respiratory illness and want to know if you should be tested for COVID-19, it is best to call your health care provider or (828) 250-5300 for information on how to get tested in Buncombe County.

The Town continues working closely with Buncombe County and other municipalities to ensure the health and safety of our citizens. Please continue practicing social distancing and following guidance from the State of North Carolina and Buncombe County. For the most accurate information, please visit buncombecounty.org. 

As a reminder, sign up to receive emergency texts directly from Buncombe County for breaking health and safety news. Text BCALERT on your smart phone to 888-777 to receive alerts on important information such as floods, communicable disease, county office closings, and relevant traffic safety notifications OR visit buncombeready.org

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:52:00 AM