Buncombe County: Stay Home-Stay Safe Order Until Further Notice


Buncombe County will be staying home and staying safe indefinitely.

Thats the word from the county’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Fletcher Tove.

Tove saying at a community briefing on Wednesday that the order loosens some restriction on businesses like real estate, car dealers and lawn care and that it brings the county more in line with the Governor’s Executive Emergency Order.

Tove said the new declaration also tightens restrictions on certain things as well.

There is no a ban on all public and private gatherings.

Private gatherings are to consist of only people that reside in that home space.

Weddings and Funerals are still allowed to take place but can have no more than 10 people in attendance and they must maintain social distance at all times.

Release from Buncombe County:

“To bring our community in closer alignment with Governor Cooper’s Stay Home order, Buncombe County Public Health has issued a new, Stay Home, Stay Safe Declaration. This order goes into effect on April 9, 2020 at 6 a.m., and encourages all residents to continue practicing personal distancing, reduce nonessential travel outside the home, and eliminate gathering in groups of any size.

The declaration also details essential vs. nonessential business, the use of personal protective equipment, and travel inside and outside of Buncombe County.

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.

They can be reached at 828-419-0095 or by email at ready@buncombecounty.org. If you do not speak English and would like more information about this new order, please call 211.”

You can read the full documents by clicking HERE.


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