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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

  • 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.

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.

Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery

Already eaten through your rations? Don’t worry — many of Hendersonville’s restaurants are open for delivery and curbside takeout! Support Hendersonville’s restaurants while responsibly practicing social distancing. Visit our list of Hendersonville restaurants with takeout and delivery which is updated daily.


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 11:30 am on May 28, 2020.