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AVERY COUNTY: Corona virus Update

Local Government

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2020

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Avery County recently issued the following announcement.

Avery County Government would like to share that Avery County Emergency Management and the Health Department are working with local officials, Cannon Hospital, Avery County School System, 911 Communications, EMS Ambulance Services, and fire and rescue to ensure and protect the health and well-being of Avery County citizens.

Meetings began last week and continue on an as needed basis.  Emergency Management will do weekly updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 17.

For the latest updates click here for the NCDHHS state web site, for information. 

Health officials encourage good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene.  These are the best preventive measures for this virus.  These include covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands frequently with soap and water, staying home when you feel sick or when you have a fever and cleaning surfaces with sanitizing cleaners.

The County of Avery's top priority is and always will be the safety and security of the county while providing the best service available. While it has been necessary to make some changes to the county's services please know that we will resume our regular services as soon as possible.

Changes effective as of 03/16/2020

The Avery County Senior Center will begin offering Drive-Thru Meal Service at the Center on Tuesday, March 17; Clients can drive to the side door of the dining area and pick up a hot meal. Clients must be registered to receive meal, and are asked to call and RSVP (not required) to help with headcount. Home delivered meals will continue as scheduled.  For more information, call 828-733-8220

Avery County Transportation will run vans at this time, pending decision by upper levels of management.

All Cooperative Extension Meetings have been canceled until late April by order of the Avery County Management.

Attendants at the Solid Waste Collection Sites will not aid in the removal of household waste items from vehicles until further notice.

The Avery County Community Market, formerly the Pop-Up Market, WILL HAPPEN on Thursday, March 19, but will be moved from the Rock Gym to the parking lot of the Pool Complex for a drive-thru version of the Market.  All attendees are asked to stay in their car during this distribution.

The Avery County Parks & Rec Rock Gym will be closed for the next 2 weeks.

Original source: http://www.averycountync.gov/coronavirus_informationclick_here.ph

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