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 By Staff Reports    COVID-19 

State Reports 877 COVID-19-Related Deaths As Of Saturday

As of Saturday, Transylvania County remained at 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while the state was reporting (**) 877 COVID-19-related deaths. As of Saturday, the state was also... — Updated 5/30/2020


Transylvania County Has 13 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases As Of Friday-Brevard NC

Transylvania Public Health was notified Thursday evening of 13th lab-confirmed case among Transylvania County residents. The individual has been hospitalized and Transylvania... — Updated 5/30/2020

 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

Transylvania Sees Two More Cases Of COVID-19-Brevard NC

Transylvania Public Health has been notified of two more cases of COVID-19. These are the 10th and 11th lab-confirmed cases among Transylvania County residents. At this time, both... — Updated 5/22/2020


State To Move Into Phase Two Friday; Bars, Gyms To Remain Closed

Gov. Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today announced that North Carolina will move into Safer At Home Phase 2 of lift... — Updated 5/21/2020

 By Jermiah Reed    COVID-19 

Pool Operators Figuring Out Best Way To Reopen-Brevard NC

With summer quickly creeping closer and temperatures beginning to rise, swimming pools have been sorely missed by those seeking a refreshing dip on a hot day. And as some local pools begin the process of re-opening, operators are... — Updated 5/27/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Despite Governor's Order, Some Gyms Open -Brevard NC

At a time when restaurants, salons, pools and other venues begin the process of reopening, gyms and fitness facilities remain closed via Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order. However,... — Updated 5/25/2020


Some Summer Camps Will Not Open -Brevard NC

Some local summer camps are staying open and changing their schedules to adapt to Gov. Roy Cooper's Executive order 138, but many have closed for the summer. "We made the... — Updated 5/25/2020


Official Explains Testing Numbers, Recovery - Brevard NC

As of Sunday, 12 Transylvania County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Though low compared to surrounding counties, there was a slight uptick in the number of positive... — Updated 5/25/2020


Mercy Urgent Care Offering Two Types Of Testing

Mercy Urgent Care is now offering two types of COVID-19 testing, viral testing and antibody testing, at all eight of its urgent care facilities across western North Carolina. By offering both tests, Mercy hopes to improve tracking... — Updated 5/25/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Pisgah Inn Makes Changes In The Age Of COVID-19-Brevard NC

Sitting high atop the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Pisgah Inn is a staple of seasonal business, drawing huge crowds of locals and tourists alike who come to dine in the spacious dining room that overlooks the majestic mountains. But... — Updated 5/25/2020

 By Matt McGregor    COVID-19

Hunger Coalition Promotes Healthy Eating - Brevard NC

The Hunger Coalition of Transylvania County non-profit organization emerged to fill the gaps with healthier, plant-based food staples in the battle to combat hunger. Currently, the... — Updated 5/25/2020


12th COVID-19-Related Case Reported In Transylvania

Transylvania Public Health was notified of an additional case of COVID-19 this morning. This is the 12th lab-confirmed case among Transylvania County residents. This person has... — Updated 5/23/2020


Free Online Training Program For Restaurants, Hotels Available

Today, Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper and Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services were joined by North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) President and CEO Lynn Minges to highlight Count... — Updated 5/22/2020


City Approves Additional Downtown Outdoor Space For Restaurants, Retailers-Brevard NC

The Brevard City Council has unanimously approved staff recommendations to create additional downtown outdoor space for restaurants and retailers in anticipation of the Phase Two... — Updated 5/21/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Reopened Retail Businesses Highlight Challenges-Brevard NC

With local businesses slowly reopening their doors over the past two weeks and Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, it's been a challenging process as owners struggle with piecing t... — Updated 5/20/2020

 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

Transylvania County Has Its Ninth COVID-19 Case, A Second Child-Brevard NC

Transylvania Public Health has been notified of another case of COVID-19 in a school-aged child. This is the ninth lab-confirmed case among Transylvania County residents. At this... — Updated 5/20/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Restaurants, Bars Preparing For Phase Two-Brevard NC

Many Transylvania restaurants and bars say they plan to open for dine-in service once Gov. Roy Cooper says the state can move forward with Phase Two of COVID-19 reopening, but they... — Updated 5/20/2020


Transylvania Tomorrow's Grants Having An Impact - Brevard NC

Thirty days into the new Transylvania Tomorrow Small Business Emergency Relief Fund initiative the impact is being felt by businesses across the county, according to a press release. Grants totaling $99,000 have been awarded to 56... — Updated 5/20/2020

 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

State Reports 682 COVID-19 Related Deaths As Of Tuesday

As of Tuesday, Transylvania County remained at eight confirmed COVID-19 cases, while the state was reporting (**) 682 COVID-19-related deaths. As of Tuesday, the state was also... — Updated 5/19/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Officials Watch As Crowds Return To Public Lands -Brevard NC

"We're so excited that things are opening back up," said Carol Doherty, a Pisgah Forest resident, Saturday before her bike ride with friend Bonnie Cauthon at the Pisgah Center for... — Updated 5/19/2020

 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

Child Is The 8th COVID-19 Case In County-Brevard NC

Transylvania Public Health has been notified of an additional case of COVID-19 – in a preschool-aged child. This is the eighth lab-confirmed case among Transylvania County... — Updated 5/18/2020


Long-Term Care Facilities To Receive PPE

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is taking further action to prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities. All long-term care facilities in the state will receive personal protective... — Updated 5/18/2020

 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

Ask Us Answered On COVID-19 Testing-Brevard NC

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Thursday released a list of public sites for COVID-19 testing. Transylvania County is not on that list. Transylvania Public Health was contacted to find out if there are any... — Updated 5/18/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

First Phase Of Reopening Pisgah National Forest Getting Underway-Brevard NC

Pisgah National Forest has released a new forest order, opening several of the trails and roads that were closed in the previous forest order signed on April 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Camping is still prohibited in the... — Updated 5/15/2020


Cooper: State Remains Stable Nearly One Week Into Phase 1

Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen today, Thursday, shared an update on North Carolina's key COVID-19 indicators. The data an... — Updated 5/14/2020


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