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Commissioners Approve Closing Lodging Facilities, With Exceptions, Through April 30


Last updated 3/31/2020 at 8:36pm

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During today’s special meeting, Transylvania County commissioners approved closing, with exceptions, all lodging facilities, including campgrounds and direct-reservation facilities (such as AirBnb and VRBO), with rentals or leases for less than 15 days in duration, through April 30. The exceptions include work-­related accommodations, facilities housing persons experiencing homelessness, any facility being used for isolation and quarantine purposes, and for family visitation. Current residents at campgrounds are permitted to stay, but campgrounds should not allow new patrons to enter and establish themselves. Current residents at hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts and other short-term rentals are permitted to stay, but these facilities should cancel any leisure travel reservations for the duration of this declaration. Any employees who work for a business or organization deemed essential in the North Carolina Stay at Home order of March 27, 2020, can stay in any lodging.

Read more in Thursday’s paper.


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