For up to date, accurate and reliable information:


NC Department of Health and Human Services

Yancey County Emergency Operations Task Force
(828) 682-1891
Call for information about available community assistance, resources and services during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Yancey County Business Resource Guide

Yancey County Health Department
202 Medical Campus Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714
Phone: (828) 682-6118
Fax: (828) 682-6262
Yancey County Health Department Facebook Page

Latest Updates

Governor’s EO 124 prohibits all end-user utilities services from disconnecting utility services for the next 60 days

CARES Act allocates $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed

3/31/20 Updated Yancey County COVID-19 Business Resource Guide

3/27/20 Governor issues a statewide Stay at Home Order beginning March 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. until April 29, 2020

Donate to the Yancey County COVID-19 Response Fund

3/23/20 Yancey County Establishes COVID-19 Response Fund to Support Non-Profit Organizations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

3/23/20 Governor issues executive order to close K-12 public school statewide through May 15, bans mass gatherings over 50 people, closes some businesses.

3/23/30 Yancey County Government Requests Suspension of All Short-Term Rentals

3/20/20 COVID-19 developments lead to more stringent restrictions for restaurants and bars

3/20/20 Individuals and organizations can now call the Yancey County Emergency Operations Task Force at (828) 682-1891 for information on available community assistance, resources and services during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

3/20/20 Update on Town Facilities and April Regular Meeting

3/17/20 North Carolina to Close Restaurants and Bars for Dine-In Customers, Allow Takeout and Delivery Operations to Continue

3/16/20 Yancey County and Town of Burnsville Declare State of Emergency due to COVID-19 outbreak in NC

3/16/20 Yancey County COVID-19 Response to Food Needs

3/14/20 Governor issues executive order that bans gatherings of more than 100 people and closes K-12 public schools for two weeks beginning March 16.

3/12/20 Update: NC Recommends New Steps to Protect Against COVID-19


How can I help
protect myself?

People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions. 

  •  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  •   Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.