Yancey County Coronavirus Information and Updates

Helpful Links
Yancey County Questions? – Call 682-1891
Child Care Hotline – 888-600-1685
(What to do if you are sick)
(Yancey County Government)
(Center for Disease Control)
(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

Reconciliation House Food Pantry Update

The Reconciliation House continues to operate their  Food Pantry with free food to those who want it. The Reconciliation House Food pantry will be closed on Friday the 27th and  will be open on Saturday the 28th...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 Health Visit Hoax

HOME HEALTH VISIT HOAX Healthcare Agency’s will not just randomly come to your home. If there was a situation in which they need to visit, they would first call and make arrangements to come. In Yancey County...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

COVID-19 Numbers Update – 3/26/20

As of Thursday, March 26th at 6 pm, throughout the state of NC: Presumptive and Confirmed – 636 Deaths – 2 NC Completed Tests – 12,910 There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey County...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

Yancey County Sheriff’s Office

****FRONT OFFICE TEMPORARILY CLOSED*** With the changing guidelines and Governor Cooper’s Executive Order, we feel the time has come for the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office to temporarily close its front office to the general public, in an...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

Yancey County Community Partner Update

As of Tuesday, March 24th at 6 pm, throughout the state of NC: 504 Cases (Presumptive and Confirmed) – 297 Deaths – 1 NC Completed Tests – 10,489 There are no presumptive or confirmed cases in Yancey...Read More

Parkway Playhouse 2020 Season Update

Due to the ongoing changes concerning COVID-19, we have decided to cancel our 2020 Parkway Playhouse Junior Conservatory Showcase. Also, we have decided to cancel our 2020 tri-county touring program, Reading is Alive. We are holding all...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

The Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County

The Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County will continue to operate our DV/SA shelter during these COVID-19 days of our lives. We have a COVID-19 Protocol that is provisional status right now as I await feedback from...Read More

Parkway Playhouse

Parkway Playhouse Looking Forward In Uncertain Times As an organization whose heart and soul is about bringing people together, the pandemic is challenging us in many ways and we are adapting to those challenges as best we...Read More

Yancey DSS Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response – Yancey DSS The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services website has the latest information on Coronavirus COVID-19 in North Carolina and can be found at the following link: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina With mandates...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

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

Cruz Life Center Announcement

Measures we are taking for your health Along with and in addition to the CDC recommendations we are taking the following measures for your health and safety. Any articles (weights, glasses etc.) that come in contact with...Read More

Yummi Yarns Announcement

As the news changes daily our reaction to it changes daily as well. Last week we remained open regular hours by taking lots of precautions, limiting contact, and doing most everything by phone, or email, or mail....Read More

Veterans’ GI Bill Benefits to Continue

WASHINGTON – President Trump signed into law S. 3503 [congress.gov], 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

ALL Volunteers Restricted from VA

We continue to make adjustments to our processes in an effort to protect our staff and the Veterans we serve.  For the safety of our staff and Veterans we have changed our visitor guidelines.  Effective immediately no visitors...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

Garden Deli and Snap Dragon Take Outs

Hi, this is Greg and Hiroko from Garden Deli and Snap Dragon. We hope you are doing well and staying healthy. After watching the situation in Yancey County, we see that things are still difficult for many...Read More

Yancey Board of Elections Office Closed

Starting 8:30 am Monday, March 23 the Yancey County Board of Elections will be closed to the public until further notice, but the office staff will continue working.  The action was adopted unanimously by the Board in...Read More