Mitchell County Coronavirus Information and Updates

Helpful Links
Child Care Hotline – 888-600-1685
(What to do if you are sick)
(Mitchell County Government)
(COVID-19 Case Count in North Carolina)


LATEST UPDATES BELOW

NC Covid 19 Update

SITUATION UPDATE: APRIL 16 Contact: news@dhhs.nc.gov (919) 855-4840 As of 12:05 p.m. today: Newly Reported Cases Daily Percent Positive NC Currently Hospitalized NC Total Deaths Percent of Adult Population at Least Partially Vaccinated Percent of Adult Population Fully...Read More

FEMA Funeral Assistance Now Available

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance: As we announced last week in this forum, FEMA began accepting applications for Funeral Assistance today through their dedicated call center. If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, FEMA is encouraging you to keep and gather documentation...Read More

NCDHHS Web Updates on the C19 Pandemic

New/updated Interim Guidance for Indoor and Outdoor Venues for Live Performances – this replaces the Large/Very Large Indoor/Outdoor Venues guidance and the Small/Medium Size Venues guidance New community testing events – 351 events from 4/8 – 4/14 Weekly contact tracing numbers updated...Read More

Vaccine Adoption and Public Perceptions

NCDHHS New Data on COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption and Public Perceptions: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released findings from recent public opinion research on COVID-19 vaccine risks, rewards and vaccination motivations across the state. Learn...Read More

All of Group 4 Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine

All of Group 4 became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 31. This includes additional essential workers and people living in other congregate settings such as student dormitories. Essential workers include frontline workers and workers who do not have...Read More

NC COVID Update as of 3/23

As of 11:50 a.m. today: Newly Reported Cases Daily Percent Positive NC Currently Hospitalized NC Total Deaths 1,062 6.3% 956 11,854 More data are available online at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard. Daily Update: As North Carolina’s trends continue to show improvement...Read More

NCDHHS Updates County Alert System

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today updated the COVID-19 County Alert System, which shows six red counties — a decrease from 27 red counties on the previous Feb. 22 County Alert System and the...Read More

NC Governor Executive Order #195

Executive Order #195 lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order requiring people to stay at home and businesses to close to the public between 10 pm and 5 am. The number of people who may gather indoors...Read More

COVID-19 Numbers Update

Here are the latest numbers on COVID-19 provided by the Toe Rive Health District for the Tri-County Area. Avery County has had 1,537 total positive cases, 1,473 recovered and 37 deaths reported. Mitchell County has had 1,244...Read More

Extension of three COVID-19 Executive Orders

On January 27th Governor Cooper extended four Executive Orders related to COVID-19. Modified Stay at Home order extended through Feb 28. Eviction moratorium extended through March 31 Mixed beverage delivery & “to-go” extended through March 31 Transportation waivers extended through...Read More

New Yancey County Help Line

Yancey County has a newly established COVID Helpline. The number is 675-6197. Currently the phones are only staffed during business hours M-F. The county is working to have volunteers answer calls between 5-7 pm through the week...Read More

Vaccine Update

Over the next few weeks Yancey, Mitchell Counties, as well as most other counties around the state, will not receive a complete allotment of first doses of the COVID19 vaccine. The leadership at the state level made...Read More

NCDHHS Launches “Find My Vaccine Group”

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched a new online tool to help North Carolinians know when they will be eligible to get their vaccine. Find My Vaccine Group walks users through a series...Read More

Yancey and Mitchell County COVID-19 Deaths

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Ledger, NC: Mitchell County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified of two CoVID-19 associated deaths. This brings the total number of deaths in Mitchell County to twenty-five....Read More

Mitchell and Yancey Counties COVID-19 Deaths

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Ledger, NC:  Mitchell County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified today of two CoVID-19 associated deaths. This brings the total number of deaths in Mitchell County...Read More

COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has compiled a comprehensive listing of COVID-19 resources in a resource guide.  While the USDA created this guide for rural areas, many of the resources provided will help clarify questions along with...Read More

4 Tri County COVID-19 Deaths

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Ledger, NC: Avery County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified today of two CoVID-19 associated deaths. This brings the total number of deaths in Avery County...Read More

Mitchell County Announces 20th Death from COVID-19

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Ledger, NC: Mitchell County Health Department was notified today of one CoVID-19 associated death. This brings the total number of deaths to twenty. This individual was in their 80’s. To protect...Read More

Four More Yancey County COVID-19 Deaths

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Ledger, NC: Yancey County Health Department was notified today of four CoVID-19 related deaths. This brings the total number of deaths to eight. One individual was in their 90’s, one individual...Read More