Coronavirus Update - June 26, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 147 earlier this week that extended Phase 2 protocols for all of North Carolina through July 17th at 5pm. This Executive Order also mandated wearing face coverings indoors or outdoors where social distancing of at least 6 feet was not possible. The Town is adhering to this requirement and has directed all staff to adhere to this order. If you have questions regarding the face covering mandate, including potential exceptions that may apply, please review this Frequently Asked Questions document put together by the Governor's office.

Buncombe County, and the Town of Biltmore Forest in conjunction, amended the state of emergency related to the coronavirus on Thursday, June 25, 2020. This state of emergency adopts Governor Cooper's Executive Order in its entirety and is also in place through Friday, July 17, 2020. 

Town facilities remain closed to the public through Phase 2, but staff continues to work regular hours and is available for individual appointments as necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact us via telephone or email with any need you may have. The Board of Commissioners will conduct their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 14th via Zoom. Agenda materials and log-in information will be provided the Friday before the meeting, at the latest. The Board of Adjustment is likely to conduct their next meeting via Zoom as well. This meeting is scheduled to occur Monday, July 20th at 4pm. Similarly, agenda materials and log-in information will be provided by Friday, July 17th. 

The Town's Fourth of July Parade and Festival was officially cancelled at the end of May. The Town had previously cancelled the Arbor Day event and Spring potluck in the park. We will miss seeing everyone enjoying hot dogs, ice cream, and cotton candy at Rosebank Park, but look forward to when we can all gather together safely once more.

For more information on the coronavirus and the response within Buncombe County, please review the additional links below:

Buncombe County Covid-19 Self-Checker

How to Wear and Care for Face Coverings

Covid-19 Cases Weekly Update