Yancey County Coronavirus Information and Updates

Vaccination Information
Yancey County Health Dept at 828-682-6118 ext 8
Mountain Community Health Partnership at 828-675-4116

Helpful Links(Yancey County Government)
(Center for Disease Control)
(COVID-19 Case Count in North Carolina)


COVID Numbers on the Rise in the Tri-County Area

With the number of positive COVID Cases increasing in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Counties the Toe River Health District has started reporting COVID numbers again. The latest numbers, posted Friday, by the Health Department show 18 positive...Read More

Vaccine Summer Card Incentive Now Available in Area

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is expanding the number of locations providing $25 Summer Cards to offset the time and transportation costs of getting vaccinated. Beginning this week, participating vaccination sites in 38...Read More

Vaccine Authorized for Children Age 12 and Older

RALEIGH — Based on a review of safety and effectiveness data from clinical trials in the United States and the expanded emergency authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control...Read More

Vaccines Administered

NC providers and the Federal Long-Term Care Program.   Administered 6,594,886 % of Adult Population Partially Vaccinated 47.1% First Dose 3,649,789 Second Dose 2,692,023 % of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated 35.8% Single Shot Dose 253,074   Find...Read More

COVID-19 Case Count for 4/21/21

The full data dashboard with metrics and reports is available here: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard   Total Cases 952,529 Daily Percent Positive 7.0% Hospitalized 1,168 Intensive Care 285 Confirmed Deaths 12,480 # Deaths Since Last Update 43 Completed tests 12,021,825 *Presumed...Read More

$500K in Grants to Support Equitable COVID-19 Response

Healthier Together, a public-private partnership between North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and NC Counts Coalition, is releasing a Request for Proposals for community-based organizations to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 – $20,000 (or...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

COVID Vaccine Now Available to Groups 1-4

The COVID 19 vaccine is available to anyone in Groups 1-4 by calling the Toe River Health Dept at 682-6118 ext 8, Yancey COVID Helpline at 675-6197, or Burnsville Health Clinic at 675-4116. There is no cost...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

Yancey County Included in COVID-19 Grant Money

Nearly $27 million in grants has been awarded to 34 municipal and county governments in North Carolina in response to the adverse economic and public health impacts of COVID-19, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The federal funds...Read More