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Official Advisories and Updates

The City of Hendersonville government is providing official Coronavirus (COVID-19) service updates and community advisories at hendersonvillenc.gov/coronavirus.

Cases of COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus, began popping up in the United States in January. On March 21, the first case in Henderson County was announced. This page will be continually updated with the latest news as well as a list of local resources.

Hendersonville COVID-19 Updates

  • August 6, 2020 – Henderson County reports a total of 1,452 confirmed cases and 53 deaths. North Carolina reports a total of 131,267 positive cases, 1,147 current hospitalizations, and 2,092 deaths.
  • August 5, 2020 – Gov. Cooper extends “Safer At Home” Phase 2 through September 11. Bars and gyms remain closed during the extension.
  • July 28, 2020 – Governor Cooper signs Executive Order 153 stopping the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries at 11 pm.
  • July 23, 2020 – Henderson County Public Schools announces it will begin the new school year with virtual classrooms.
  • July 17, 2020 – North Carolina extends “Safer At Home” Phase 2 for three more weeks.
  • July 16, 2020 – U.S. reports a record 75,600 new daily cases; the number has more than doubled since June 24. Henderson County reports a total of 1,001 confirmed cases and 51 deaths. North Carolina reports a total of 93,426 positive cases, 1,134 current hospitalizations, and 1,588 deaths.
  • July 13, 2020 – Henderson County reports a total of 951 confirmed cases and 51 deaths. North Carolina reports a total of 87,528 positive cases, 1,040 current hospitalizations, and 1,510 deaths.
  • July 3, 2020 – North Carolina reports highest one-day increase of COVID-19 positive tests.
  • July 1, 2020 – Henderson County reports a total of 644 confirmed cases and 49 deaths. North Carolina reports a total of 66,513 positive cases, 901 current hospitalizations, and 1,373 deaths.
  • June 24, 2020 – North Carolina extends Phase 2 for at least three weeks and announces a face covering requirement.
  • June 23, 2020 – Henderson County reports a total of 514 confirmed cases and 49 deaths. North Carolina reports a total of 54,453 positive cases, 915 current hospitalizations, and 1,251 deaths.
  • June 17, 2020 – Henderson County reports a revised total of 463 confirmed cases and 49 deaths. North Carolina reports a total of 46,855 positive cases, 846 current hospitalizations, and 1,168 deaths.
  • June 11, 2020 – Henderson County reports a total of 498 confirmed cases and 48 deaths. North Carolina reports a total of 39,481 positive cases, 812 current hospitalizations, and 1,064 deaths.
  • June 4, 2020 – Henderson County reports a total of 350 confirmed cases and 47 deaths. North Carolina sees its biggest one-day increase in positive cases yet, and it reports a total of 31,966 positive cases, 659 current hospitalizations, and 960 deaths.
  • May 22, 2020 – Gov. Cooper moves North Carolina into Phase 2 of easing COVID-19 restrictions.
  • May 13, 2020 – Henderson County reports a total of 272 confirmed cases and 35 deaths. The county states that 211 of the confirmed cases are linked to long-term care facilities. A total of 2,703 tests have been administered in the county.
  • May 7, 2020 – Gov. Cooper announces the transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8, at 5:00 pm. Henderson County reports an total of 216 cases and 23 deaths.
  • May 1, 2020 – Henderson County reports an increased total of 194 cases and 20 deaths. North Carolina reports a total of 10,923 positive cases, 547 current hospitalizations, and 399 deaths.
  • April 21, 2020 – Henderson County issues a video update on the current Coronavirus situation and reports an increased total of 129 cases and 13 deaths. North Carolina reports a total of 7,220 positive cases, 434 current hospitalizations, and 242 deaths.
  • April 15, 2020 – Henderson County reports a total of 97 cases and 4 deaths. North Carolina reports a total of 5,123 positive cases, 431 current hospitalizations, and 117 deaths.
  • April 9, 2020 – North Carolina reports a total of 3,651 positive cases, 398 current hospitalizations, and 65 deaths.
  • April 4, 2020 – An assisted living community in Hendersonville reports 23 Coronavirus cases linked to residents and staff.
  • April 2, 2020 – Henderson County reports first COVID-19 fatality.
  • March 30, 2020 – Governor Cooper issues a statewide stay-at-home order.
  • March 27, 2020 – Henderson County issues a stay-at-home order which goes into effect on Saturday, March 28, at noon.
  • March 26, 2020 – Six total cases have been confirmed in Henderson County, and community spread is now assumed. Henderson County issues a request for donations of PPE and medical supplies.
  • March 25, 2020 – North Carolina reports its first COVID-19 associated deaths.
  • March 24, 2020 – Governor Cooper extends school closure to May 15, 2020.
  • March 23, 2020 – Second case of Coronavirus is confirmed in a Henderson County resident.
  • March 21, 2020 – First case of Coronavirus is confirmed in a Henderson County resident.
  • March 19, 2020LoveHendo.com launches and helps facilitates curbside pickups from restaurants in downtown Hendersonville.
  • March 17, 2020 – Governor Cooper orders dine-in service at restaurants and bars closed.
  • March 14, 2020 – Henderson County declares a local state of emergency.
  • March 3, 2020 – North Carolina identifies its first Coronavirus case.

What You Need to Know

Symptoms – These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses): fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Older Adults & Medical Conditions – Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.

Prepare Your Family – The CDC has created a list of what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.

Restaurants With Takeout, Delivery, and Outdoor Patios

Many of Hendersonville’s restaurants have reopened for delivery, curbside takeout, and outdoor patio service! Support Hendersonville’s restaurants while responsibly practicing social distancing. Visit our list of Hendersonville restaurants with takeout, delivery, and outdoor patios.

Discussion Boards

Know of a resource that’s not on this list? Have a question that’s on your mind? Visit our Coronavirus COVID-19 discussion forums to share what’s on your mind.

Schools

The Henderson County Public Schools website has a section dedicated to providing COVID-19 updates as well as student meal information and eLearning advice.

Family Meals

The Henderson County Education Foundation is maintaining a frequently updated list of community meal sites for families. LoveHendo.com also provides a list of restaurants providing curbside takeout with discounts and specials for families in need.

Other Local Resources

National Resources

Last updated at 12:00 pm on August 6, 2020.