Buncombe County Updates Stay-at-Home Order; Mass Gatherings That Exceed Ten People Banned Indefinitely

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Buncombe County officials continue to take proactive steps to keep our community safe and healthy during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

To bring the community in closer alignment with Governor Cooper’s Stay Home order, Buncombe County Public Health has issued a superseding Stay Home, Stay Safe Declaration that went into effect at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020 and will remain in effect until such time as it is repealed, replaced, or rescinded.

The most substantial change is to the mass gatherings guidance. There will be no mass gatherings that exceed 10 persons in Buncombe County for so long as this order remains in effect. Physical distancing and face coverings should be utilitized during any such gatherings (The guidance previously was no mass gatherings).


The updated order can be viewed in its entirety at buncombecounty.org/common/health/04-30-20-Stay-Home-Declaration-Final.pdf.

Interpretive guidance of the order can be found at buncombecounty.org/common/health/04-30-20-Stay-Home-Guidance-Final.pdf.

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. Call (828) 419-0095 or email [email protected].

Prepared by Buncombe County.