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Two Out-Of-County Residents Who Work In Transylvania Test Positive For COVID-19-Brevard NC

On April 29, two out-of-county residents who work in Transylvania County tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Both people are employees of Mountain International on... — Updated 5/1/2020 Full story

 

State Reports 213 COVID-19-Related Deaths; Transylvania County Remains At 7 Confirmed Cases

As of Tuesday morning, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was reporting 213 (**) COVID-19-related deaths in the state. On Monday, DHHS incorrectly reported that Transylvania County had eight confirmed COVID-19... — Updated 4/21/2020 Full story

 
 By Derek McKissock    News 

Officials Note 'Uptick' In County's COVID-19 Cases – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania Public Health was notified of one additional case of COVID-19 Wednesday morning, bringing the total of county cases to 38, including one death. As of Wednesday morning, there have been a total of 1,624 tests for... — Updated 7/8/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    COVID-19

Long-Term Care Facilities Work To Keep Virus At Bay-Brevard NC

Long-term care facilities in Transylvania County persist in keeping an outbreak of COVID-19 at bay with facility-wide testing protocols amid a national climate in which nursing homes are being impacted the most by the pandemic. Tra... — Updated 7/6/2020

 

Transylvania Has Its First COVID-19 Death-Brevard NC

Transylvania Public Health has been notified of the first death of a Transylvania County resident due to COVID-19. This person tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized in... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

Russell Explains Contact Tracing Of Virus, Board Discusses Masks-Brevard NC

As of this morning, Transylvania County had 14 residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. In each case, Transylvania Public Health initiated “contact tracing,” which helps to understand how the person may have been... — Updated 6/1/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Dinkins Unhappy At City Response To Virus-Brevard NC

The city of Brevard’s response time to COVID-19 was called into question, with more frequent meetings suggested, at Monday’s City Council meeting. In closing remarks, Councilwoman Geraldine Dinkins said she felt like the city... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

Local COVID-19 Cases Remain At Seven-Brevard NC

As of Wednesday, Transylvania County remained at seven confirmed COVID-19 cases, while the state was reporting (**) 597 COVID-19-related deaths. As of Wednesday, the state was also... — Updated 5/15/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    COVID-19

Retail Reopens Gradually In Phase One -Brevard NC

As a part of Gov. Roy Cooper's Executive Order 138, which eases restrictions on travel, business operations and mass gatherings, small, privately owned retail businesses were... — Updated 5/13/2020

 
 By John Lanier    News

Board Criticized For Apparent Graduation Decision -Brevard NC

By email and in person, both parents and students expressed their disappointment and frustration to the Transylvania County Board of Education Monday evening that graduation... — Updated 5/8/2020

 

Opioid Response Team Putting Life-Saving Medicine In Hands Of Law Enforcement

When it comes to addressing the opioid crisis, teamwork and cross-sector collaboration are required for achieving results, according to a press release from Transylvania Public Health. The Transylvania Opioid Response Team, a... — Updated 5/4/2020

 

Resolution Closing Lodging Facilities Set To Expire-Brevard NC

Today, the March 31 resolution that closed the majority of lodging facilities, including campgrounds and direct-reservation facilities, such as AirBnb and VRBO, in the county will expire, allowing these businesses to again receive... — Updated 4/29/2020

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

State Reports Latest COVID-19 Related Deaths

As of Wednesday morning, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported 242 (**) COVID-19-related deaths in the state. On Monday, DHHS incorrectly reported that Transylvania County had eight confirmed COVID-19... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

How Are You Enjoying The Outdoors Lately?

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Gorges State Park, sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the areas of Pisgah National Forest mentioned in the trail report below and camping in... — Updated 4/20/2020

 

Public Health Director: Measures To Slow COVID-19's Spread Are Working-Brevard NC

Social distancing, restrictions on businesses and other areas have slowed COVID-19's spread – flattening the curve – so that fewer people have needed to seek treatment at a give... — Updated 4/17/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Webinar Included Help For Businesses, Unemployed-Brevard NC

Last week, the recently created Transylvania Business Support Task Force hosted a webinar to provide information on emergency relief resources available to small businesses and those impacted by COVID-19-related economic hardship.... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

State Reports 5 COVID-19 Cases In Transylvania

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at https://www.tra... — Updated 4/1/2020 Full story

 

Public Health, Emergency Management and Transylvania Regional Hospital Working on COVID-19 Preparedness -Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep... — Updated 3/27/2020 Full story

 

County Hears About 'Rapidly Evolving Situation' -Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep... — Updated 3/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Official: Now Is Not The Time To Be Out And About - Brevard NC

Visitor numbers in the state and national forests resembled that of peak summer over the weekend, but Transylvania Public Health Director Elaine Russell said unequivocally that if people continue to ignore the calls for social... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

Counties Take Their Lead From The State-Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/25/2020 Full story

 

First Transylvania County Resident Confirmed Positive for Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

The following is announcement from Transylvania Public Health released at 9:46 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. Transylvania Public Health received notice early Sunday evening that a Transylvania County resident has tested positive for th... — Updated 3/23/2020 Full story

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Officials: Keep Your Distance

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story

 

Health Director: Washing Hands A 'Big Deal' -Brevard NC

Washing hands may not seem “like a big deal,” but it is, according to Elaine Russell, as local health officials prepare for the impact of COVID-19, or the coronavirus. During the Board of Commissioners’ meeting Monday, Russel... — Updated 3/12/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Local Officials Prepare For Virus – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County officials, educators and health care providers have been preparing local response efforts in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak for weeks now, but the... — Updated 3/2/2020

 

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