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North Carolina COVID-19 Response Website

Resources, information and assistance from across state government.

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

Espanol: Recursos e Información acerca del COVID-19

Latest Updates

Governor issues EO 141, moving the State to Phase 2, effective 5pm on 5-22-20 and expires at 5pm on 6-26-20 unless repealed, replaced or rescinded

Yancey Co. Health Dept. will have COVID-19 drive thru testing 5/14/20 from 9am-3:30pm

Governor Issues EO 138 Easing Restrictions on Travel, Business Operations and Mass Gatherings

Golden LEAF receives $125M in funding to support NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program

Governor Extends Stay At Home Order Through May 8, Plans Three Phase Lifting of Restrictions Based on Virus Trends

The Yancey County COVID-19 Small Business Relief Loan Fund is now open and accepting applications

Gov. Cooper issues stronger social distancing requirements and speeds up the process to get benefits through EO 131

Yancey County COVID-19 Response Fund Grant Application Now Available

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

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

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

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.


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.