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Posted on: May 12, 2022

5-12-22 COVID death numbers updated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 12, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently transitioned to an electronic death reporting system. With that change, previously unrecorded COVID-19 deaths were identified and last week NCDHHS upda...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 15, 2022

3-15-22 COVID positivity rate down to 7%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 15, 2022

Cases / Hospitalizations

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 39 new cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. on March 14, 2022, the North Car...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 9, 2022

3-9-22 Haywood County reports six COVID-19 deaths in the last week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 9, 2022

Haywood County reports six COVID-19 deaths in the last week

In the last week, Haywood County has mourned the loss of six more people to COVID-19. They ranged in age from 72 to 100.

As of the date of this release, Haywood...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 8, 2022

3-8-22 COVID cases continue slow decline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 8, 2022

Cases / Hospitalizations

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 83 new cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. on March 7, 2022, the North Carol...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 1, 2022

3-1-22 Case numbers continue to slowly improve

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 1, 2022

Cases / Hospitalizations

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 145 new cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. on February 28, 2022, the North Carolina D...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: February 22, 2022

2-22-22 Case numbers continue downward trend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 22, 2022

Cases / Hospitalizations

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 192 new cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. on February 21, 2022, the No...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: February 15, 2022

2-15-22 COVID cases in decline, but still too high

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 15, 2022

Cases / Hospitalizations

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 321 new cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. on February 14, 2022, the North Caroli...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: February 15, 2022

2-15-22 Seventeen COVID-19 deaths in the last month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 15, 2022

Haywood County reports 17 COVID-19 deaths in the last month

In the last month, Haywood County has mourned the loss of 17 more people to COVID-19. They ranged in age from their early forties to their mid-nineties.

As ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: February 8, 2022

2-8-22 Positivity rates still high, but Omicron surge appears to be subsiding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 8, 2022

Cases / Hospitalizations

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 481 new cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. on February 7, 2022, the Nort...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: February 1, 2022

2-1-22 Haywood's latest COVID surge remains steady with 773 new cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 1, 2022

Cases / Hospitalizations

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 773 new cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. on January 31, 2022, the Nort...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: January 26, 2022

1-25-22 COVID cases remain high at 767 new this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 25, 2022

Cases / Hospitalizations

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 767 new cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. on January 24, 2022, the Nort...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: January 18, 2022

1-18-22 COVID Cases and Hospitalizations continue to rise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 18, 2022

Cases / Hospitalizations

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 883 new cases of COVID-19. As of 12 p.m. on January 18, 2022, the Nor...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: January 11, 2022

1-11-22 New COVID cases more than double again over previous week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 11, 2022

Cases / Hospitalizations

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 522 new cases of COVID-19, marking the second week in a row of nearly...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: January 4, 2022

1-4-22 New COVID cases more than double over last week

Isolate or Quarantine (1)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 4, 2022

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 255 new cases of COVID-19, more than doubling the new cases over last week.   As of 5...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 31, 2021

12-31-21 Haywood County reports six COVID-19 deaths in the last 10 days

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 31, 2021

Haywood County reports six COVID-19 deaths in the last 10 days

In the last 10 days, Haywood County has mourned the loss of six more people to COVID-19. They ranged in age from their late sixties to their early eight...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 28, 2021

12-28-21 COVID cases this week: 113

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 28, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 113 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on December 27, 2021, the North Carolina D...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 21, 2021

12-21-21 Two COVID-19 deaths in the last 10 days

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 21, 2021

Haywood County reports two COVID-19 deaths in the last 10 days

In the last 10 days, Haywood County has mourned the loss of two more people to COVID-19. Both were in their seventies.

As of the date of this release, Ha...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 21, 2021

12-21-21 COVID cases this week: 120

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 21, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 120 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on December 20, 2021, the North Carolina D...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 14, 2021

12-14-21 COVID cases up 156 this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 14, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 156 new cases of COVID-19, slightly less than last week’s spike in cases. &nbs...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 10, 2021

12-10-21 Haywood County reports two COVID-19 deaths in the last two weeks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 10, 2021

Haywood County reports two COVID-19 deaths in the last two weeks

Since Thanksgiving, Haywood County has mourned the loss of two more people to COVID-19. One was in their sixties, the other in their seventies.

As of t...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: December 7, 2021

12-7-21 New COVID Cases double this week over last

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 7, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 170 new cases of COVID-19, doubling our weekly new cases over last week.  As of 5 p....

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 24, 2021

11-24-21 Haywood County reports two COVID-19 deaths in the last week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 24, 2021

Haywood County reports two COVID-19 deaths in the last week

In the last week, Haywood County has mourned the loss of two more people to COVID-19. One was in their fifties, the other in their eighties.

As of the date ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 23, 2021

11-23-21 New COVID Cases this week: 92

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 23, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 92 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on November 22, 2021, the North Carolina De...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 17, 2021

11-17-21 Haywood County reports two COVID-19 deaths in the last 10 days

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 17, 2021

Haywood County reports two COVID-19 deaths in the last 10 days

In the last week, Haywood County has mourned the loss of two more people to COVID-19. Both were in their late fifties.

As of the date of this release, Ha...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 16, 2021

11-16-21 New COVID Cases this week: 100

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 16, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 100 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on November 15, 2021, the North Carolina D...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 5, 2021

11-5-21 Haywood County reports seven COVID-19 deaths in the last week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 5, 2021

Haywood County reports seven COVID-19 deaths in the last week

In the last week, Haywood County has mourned the loss of seven more people to COVID-19. They ranged in age from their mid-fifties into their late seventie...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 4, 2021

11-4-21 Children ages 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, first clinic scheduled for Nov. 10

For Immediate Release — November 4, 2021

 

Children ages 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, first clinic scheduled for November 10

 

As of Tuesday, November 2, 2021, the CDC now recommends that children a...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: November 2, 2021

11-2-21 New COVID Cases this week: 87

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 2, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 87 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on November 1, 2021, the North Carolina Depa...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 27, 2021

10-27-21 Haywood County reports 4 COVID-19 deaths this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 27, 2021

Haywood County reports four COVID-19 deaths in the last week

In the last week, Haywood County has mourned the loss of four more people to COVID-19. They ranged in age from their mid-fifties into their late seventies....

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 26, 2021

10-26-21 New COVID Cases this week: 96

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 26, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 96 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on October 25, 2021, the North Carolina Depa...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 19, 2021

10-19-21 New COVID Cases this week: 148

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 19, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 148 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on October 18, 2021, the North Carolina Dep...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 18, 2021

10-18-21 Haywood County reports 6 COVID-19 deaths this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 18, 2021

Haywood County reports six COVID-19 deaths in recent weeks

In the last three weeks, Haywood County has mourned the loss of six more people to COVID-19. They ranged in age from their mid-fifties into their early ninet...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 12, 2021

10-12-21 New COVID Cases this week: 176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 12, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 176 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on October 11, 2021, the North Carolina Dep...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 8, 2021

10-8-21 Haywood County is in the midst of a public health crisis

For Immediate Release — October 8, 2021

Public Health Statement: Haywood County is in the midst of a public health crisis

Haywood County is struggling to cope with a very unusual situation, two separate states of emergency happening at the same ti...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 6, 2021

10-6-21 COVID-19 cluster at the Haywood County Detention Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — October 6, 2021

Haywood County Health & Human Services has identified a COVID-19 cluster at the Haywood County Detention Center

Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has identified a COVID-19 cluster at the Haywood Coun...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 5, 2021

10-5-21 HHS reports 188 new COVID-10 cases this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 5, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 188 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on October 4, 2021, the North Carolina Depar...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: October 1, 2021

10-1-21 COVID-19 cluster at Calvary Road Baptist Church following revival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 1, 2021

From: Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency 

Haywood County Health & Human Services reports COVID-19 cluster at Calvary Road Baptist Church

The Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has id...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: September 27, 2021

9-27-21 Haywood County reports six COVID-19 deaths this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 27, 2021

Haywood County reports six COVID-19 deaths this week

In our last press release announcing 12 COVID deaths, we talked about becoming numb to these numbers. Unfortunately for some, today’s message may be even more so...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: September 24, 2021

9-24-21 COVID-19 Pfizer boosters available starting Monday

For Immediate Release — September 24, 2021

COVID-19 boosters available starting Monday at Haywood Health and Human Services

As of Thursday, September 23, 2021, the CDC now recommends that people aged 65 years and older, residents in long-term care settings,...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: September 21, 2021

9-21-21 321 new COVID cases this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 21, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 321 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on September 20, 2021, the North Carolina Departmen...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: September 8, 2021

9-8-21 Haywood County reports 112th - 115th COVID-19 deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 8, 2021

Haywood County reports 112th - 115th COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services have received notice of four more COVID-19 deaths. Total COVID deaths in Haywood County are now 115.

The 112th death was a...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: September 8, 2021

9-8-21 COVID cases increase by 269 this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 8, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 269 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on September 7, 2021, the North Carolina Department ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: August 31, 2021

8-31-21 COVID cases increase by 319 this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 319 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on August 30, 2021, the North Carolina Depar...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: August 24, 2021

8-24-21 COVID cases increase by 226 this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 24, 2021

In the week since the last press release, Haywood County Public Health has received notice of 226 new cases of COVID-19.  As of 5 p.m. on August 23, 2021, the North Carolina Depar...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: August 21, 2021

8-21-21 Haywood County Board of Commissioners Chair Kevin Ensley has tested positive for COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

August 21, 2021

Haywood County Board of Commissioners Chair Kevin Ensley has tested positive for COVID-19

Haywood County Board of Commissioners Chair Kevin Ensley tested positive for COVID-19 on August 19, 2021.

Ensley is exper...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: August 20, 2021

8-20-21 Flood-related debris cannot be accepted at Haywood County Landfills

For Immediate Release –

Flood-related debris cannot be accepted at Haywood County Landfills

Based on advice and consultation with North Carolina’s Emergency Management officials in Asheville and Raleigh, Haywood County has issued this st...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: August 17, 2021

8-17-21 Haywood County reports 105th and 106th COVID-19 deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 17, 2021

Haywood County reports 105th and 106th  COVID-19 deaths

Haywood County Health and Human Services have received notice of two more COVID-19 deaths. Total COVID deaths in Haywood County are now 106.

One individu...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 17, 2020

North Carolina to Close Restaurants and Bars for Dine-In Customers, Allow Takeout and Delivery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 17, 2020

?Contact: Ford Porter

Phone: 919-814-2100

Email: govpress@nc.gov

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

Forthcoming executive order will also exp...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Resource list from NCDHHS for a variety of stakeholders

Resource list from NCDHHS for a variety of stakeholders:

 

Governor Cooper issued an Executive Order closing K-12 public schools and banning gatherings of more than 100 people

On Saturday, March 14th, Governor Roy Cooper ordered all K-12 pu...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mountain Projects implements assistance hotline

Mountain Projects is implementing a hotline to seek to meet emergency and critical needs of our most high risk and most vulnerable populations in Haywood and Jackson Counties over the next two weeks.  

Anyone needing supplies, medicine pick up and...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

County Department / Community Closings

Updated 3/16/2020

Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center - Closing Effective Tuesday, March 17th 2020 for safety precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. A reopening date will be determined at a later time. Cardiac Rehab and Physical Therapy w...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Governor Declares Schools Closed, Public Gatherings Banned

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all K-12 public schools in North Carolina to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to COVID-19. The Executive Order also bans gatherings of more than 100 people. North Carolina currently has 23 people in 12 countie...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Memo- Community and Faith Based Organizations

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Haywood County Public Health recommends that organizers of events that draw more than 100 people cancel, postpone, or modify these events, or offer online streaming services beginning March 13, 2020, until further n...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Information and Preparedness Tips

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Preparedness Tips

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by a new virus first identified in Wuhan, China. 

As confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to sprea...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Memo-Facilities that Serve High Risk Population

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Haywood County Public Health recommends that residential establishments for people at higher risk for severe illness – such as nursing homes, independent and assisted living facilities, correctional facili...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Proclamation of Emergency

3/15/2020

 I would like to thank the various media outlets in Western North Carolina for working so hard to help citizens stay informed during this time of information overload and constant updates.

Attached is a Proclamation of a State of Emergenc...

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