COVID-19: State of Jackson County

Coronavirus is causing changes, cancellations and postponements across the region. Find out what’s happening in your county.

Outdoor seating at restaurants now prohibited

As of March 20, North Carolina Environmental Health closes all restaurant seating areas, including outdoor seating, immediately.

NC 2-1-1 to provide assistance for COVID-19

Gov. Roy Cooper has announced that 2-1-1 is the number to call for assistance and resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. NC 2-1-1 is an information and referral service, operated by United Way of North Carolina, where families and individuals can obtain free and confidential information on health and human service resources within their community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Resources are available in most languages.

Haywood Regional suspends visitation

With the health and safety of patients, families, employees and community in mind, Haywood Regional Medical Center will temporarily suspended all visitation effective at noon today, March 20.

Blood donations critically low

Concerns about COVID-19 are negatively impacting blood donations, according to The Blood Connection and the American Red Cross.

Coronavirus updates from Macon County officials

Macon County Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss how the county is preparing to deal with the Coronavirus locally. 

Local entertainment and service industries brace for change

Amid the current coronavirus pandemic overtaking our world and our daily lives, local businesses and organizations in Western North Carolina are now thinking about how to deal with cancellations and shutdowns — changes that could drastically impact the regional economy moving forward.

National parks, forests respond to COVID-19

Operations have shifted on public lands in Western North Carolina due to the coronavirus pandemic.

SCC to help businesses through COVID-19 pandemic

Is your business prepared for the Coronavirus? Southwestern Community College will be hosting a webinar on that topic from 2-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. Experts from the business continuity, supply chain and healthcare industries will address questions and concerns of small business owners during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

On main street, things won’t ever be the same

The world changed over the weekend, especially on main street. And it likely won’t ever again look the same as it did on Friday, not with the Covid-19 hell storm unleashing its fury.

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