COVID Update from Yancey County Emergency Management

Yancey County Numbers (Courtesy Yancey Co Health Dept)
as of 1/6/21 at 5:37 PM
New positives – 37
New recovered – 19
New Deaths – 1
Total Positives – 1213
Total Recovered – 1046
Total Deaths – 12
Total Active – 155
NC SERT Leader Update
Governor Cooper Extends Modified Stay At Home Order: Governor Roy Cooper extended North Carolina’s Modified Stay At Home Order that requires people to be at home from 10 pm – 5 am to last through at least Friday, January 29. Secretary Cohen also issued a Secretarial Directive with stark warnings for North Carolinians to avoid indoor spaces without masks and gatherings between households.


Secretarial Directive to Stay Home: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today issued a Secretarial Directive telling North Carolinians to stay home except for essential activities and avoid gathering, especially indoors, with people who do not live with you.

The directive comes as the state reports 84 counties as red in the COVID-19 County Alert System released today, meaning most of the state has critical levels of viral spread. North Carolina also has experienced record high numbers on key metrics in recent weeks, including its highest number since the start of the pandemic of cases reported each day, the percent of tests that are positive and people hospitalized with COVID-19.

NCDHHS Web Updates on the C19 Pandemic: