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)

Ingles Senior Hours

Both Ingles and SaveMore have said they will be open for seniors and folks with compromised immune systems from 7-8 AM on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings starting tomorrow morning, Tuesday, March 23rd at 7AM....Read More

Avery, Mitchell, Yancey Co. Child Care Centers

Avery, Mitchell, Yancey Co. Child Care Centers as of 03/27/2020 Avery Co. Children’s Castle (NO openings for child care) 1019 Walt Clark Road Newland 828-733-2030   Kingdom Kids Child Care   (Has openings for: one 1yr old, three...Read More

COVID-19 Numbers Update – 3/27/20

As of Friday March 27th at 6 pm, throughout the state of NC: Presumptive and Confirmed – 763 Deaths – 3 NC Completed Tests – 15136 There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County (From...Read More

Home Remedies, Pisgah Legal and MCHP Resources

Good morning Task Force, hope you all are staying well!   Home Remedies: I am excited to share with you all the link to our first Home Remedies virtual session which is taking place this Saturday at 10am! Our topic, Super...Read More

Mitchell Commissioners – Special Meeting

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners met Thursday afternoon to discuss the Coronavirus situation in light of the first positive test result in Mitchell County.  The purpose of the meeting was to receive updates from Emergency Management,...Read More

People with Mild Symptoms Should Stay Home

For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends they stay home and call their doctor for medical advice. Most people who get COVID-19 will have mild...Read More

District Attorney’s Office to Remain Open

(Notice from District Attorney Seth Banks) During these difficult times the District Attorney’s Office in Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, and Yancey Counties remain open with staff members standing by to assist members of the public,” District Attorney...Read More

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Mitchell County

Toe River Health District Announces First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Mitchell County Ledger, NC (March 25, 2020). The Mitchell County Health Department, part of Toe River Health District, was notified at 8:30 Wednesday night (3/25/20) that...Read More

Substance Abuse Task Force Resource Update

Task Force Members, See below tips from Yancey Emergency Services as well as an attached document from Pyramid Health detailing virtual recovery resources. Suicide Prevention Lifeline Coping Tips People that are feeling emotional distress related to COVID-19...Read More

Medicaid Waivers Approved in Response to COVID-19

CMS Approves Medicaid Section 1135 Waivers for 11 Additional States in Response to COVID-19 Section 1135 waivers give states and providers regulatory relief on a range of requirements   Today, in keeping with its commitment to ensure...Read More

Mitchell/Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force Update

Good morning Task Force members, hope you all are staying well during these difficult days. Below are important updates: 1. The Home Remedies Initiative will begin virtual sessions this Saturday, March 28 at 10am. Login details will be provided...Read More

COVID-19 Update – 3/23/20

As of Monday, March 23rd at 6 pm, throughout the state of NC: 297 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed) – 297 Deaths – 0 NC Completed Tests – 8438 There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County...Read More

Mitchell County Offices

In response to the growing concern amid Covid-19 Mitchell County offices will be closing to foot traffic effective today March 23rd. It is the goal of Mitchell County to continue to serve our citizens and be available...Read More

The 45th Annual Assaults Canceled for 2020

Due to the CDC and government recommendations encouraged worldwide with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and the recommendation from USA Cycling, the Freewheelers Association of Spartanburg has decided to cancel the 45th Annual Assault on Mt....Read More

Veterans’ GI Bill Benefits to Continue

WASHINGTON – President Trump signed into law S. 3503 [], March 21, which will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus...Read More

Weekend Update

As of 6pm Sunday, throughout North Carolina, there are 255 Presumptive and confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no deaths in the state. On Friday afternoon the State Board of Elections rescheduled the Republican second primary in the...Read More

Mission Health Suspends Visitation to All Facilities

Two mountain hospitals have announced new restrictions. On March 21, 2020, in a release, Mission Health says they will no longer be allowing visitors to any facilities due to COVID-19 outbreak concerns. AdventHealth Hendersonville is also suspending...Read More

Mission Hospital to Suspend Non-Essential Surgeries

Mission Hospital to Suspend Non-Essential Surgeries and Procedures Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 ASHEVILLE, N.C. – March 21, 2020 – Today, Mission Hospital announced the suspension of all non-essential surgery and procedures effective Monday, March 23, in...Read More

Second Primary Rescheduled to June 23 Amid COVID-19 Threat

Exercising her emergency powers on Friday, State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell rescheduled the Republican second primary in the 11th Congressional District to Tuesday, June 23. The contest between Republican candidates Lynda Bennett and Madison...Read More

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to North Carolina Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) ATLANTA– TheU.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to North Carolina small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as...Read More

High Peaks Suspends Group Hikes

The NC High Peaks Trail Association will suspend all hikes for the next few weeks on the advice of public health officials who say groups of more than 10 should not gather even for healthy recreational activities....Read More

NC 2-1-1 to Provide Assistance for COVID-19

Governor Roy Cooper has announced NC 2-1-1 by United Way of North Carolina as a resource for people to call for assistance related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. NC 2-1-1 is an information and referral service that families and...Read More

Regional Funders Partner to Award Emergency Grants

Regional Funders Partner to Award Emergency Grants in Response to COVID-19 Nonprofits Invited to Apply (March 18, 2020) A coalition of regional funders has come together to support an Emergency and Disaster Response Fund activated and administered...Read More

COVID-19 Update from Penland School of Crafts

There has been NO illness during the current session at Penland School of Craft. However, responding to the rapidly changing public health situation, the staff has decided to close down the session today. Many of our students...Read More