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We are all in this COVID-19 situation together. We’ve created this page as a resource to help our community support local businesses, find out about urgent volunteer and donation needs from our nonprofits, and have ready access to COVID-19 related community updates and resources.

Please check back often, as information will be added and updated as it becomes available, likely throughout the day and each day going forward.


Important New Updates

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation launches a Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

NC Dept of Revenue – Tax date extended, but interest and penalties still apply

April 7 5:30 – 7:00pm – Live Online Info Session on the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Management Plan

Mission Health Update 3/31/20

Transylvania County issues Resolution #10-2020 limiting overnight stays 

Utilities Evictions Financial Services Executive Order 124. Click here for FAQ.

Remember to complete your 2020 Census before April 1! NC is currently ranked 39 out of 50 states in responses. Click here to complete your census today!


Basic Safety

Pisgah Health Foundation provides a story of how COVID-19 spreads and encourages people to stop the spread by staying home.

Transylvania Public Health and the NCDHHS has a new fact sheet for what to do if you feel sick. 

Pardee Hospital – Know the Difference Between Symptoms of Allergies, Cold, Flu and Coronavirus Disease 2019 

Pardee Hospital provides precautions when a household member is sick


Community Updates & Resources

NC Dept of Revenue – Tax date extended, but interest and penalties still apply

Transylvania County Library is drop off location for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Avoid COVID-19 Scams! Please click here to educate yourself, avoid these scams, and to keep your information safe and secure.

Transylvania County Library COVID-19 Community Resource Directory

Click here to see previous community update posts

Click here to see previous community resource posts


Business Updates

The three lists linked below include updates on our local businesses, which ones are open, closed, and/or providing unique ways to continue doing business with them if they are temporarily closed. If you are a business owner and would like us to include your information on our Business Update lists, please email your information to

Transylvania County Restaurant Updates (formerly Mike Griffin’s “Best of Brevard”)

General Businesses & Accommodations

Transylvania Farmers’ Market Local Food Vendor Info


Ways to Support Local Businesses

We encourage everyone in our community to reach out to your favorite businesses directly. Look for their phone number or email address online. Get information about what they are doing, and share that with your own social media networks. This is the best way to share information quickly with the larger community. Some other things you can do are:

  • Shop online or by phone instead of in person
  • Purchase gift certificates to use later this year
  • Check out online offerings, like classes and more
  • Share what you find/learn with others through social media


Ways to Support our Community – How to Volunteer & Donate has been a long time resource for those who want to volunteer their time and services to help others. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation to support our non-profit and service organization efforts, please visit their page to learn more. Thank you!

NC Artist Relief Fund has been created to help artists across NC deal with cancelled bookings, etc. People may make donations to help artists, and artists may sign up for relief funding via this weblink.

NC Department of Health & Human Services is seeking health care worker volunteers! 

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation launches a Restaurant Employee Relief Fund


COVID-19 Testing Sites & Information

Transylvania County Health Department shares new testing recommendations on 3/23/20. According to their site, people with mild symptoms (fever, cough) consistent with COVID-19 do NOT need testing and should stay at home to recover. Testing should be limited to people with symptoms that require hospitalization or whose treatment would change based on the diagnosis, as well as people in high-risk settings like nursing homes and healthcare providers.

Pardee Hospital is offering testing once additional test kits are available. Get current testing information by clicking here.


Tracking & Health Information on COVID-19

World Health Organization

U.S. Centers for Disease Control

NC Department of Health & Human Services


COVID-19 Business Resources and Information available here. 


We will add additional resources and information as available.


When You Support A Local Business…

  • You HELP to BUILD a better COMMUNITY.
  • You CREATE more local JOBS.
  • You put $$$’s toward local FAMILIES.

Did You Know, Local Businesses Are More Likely To…

  • Support LOCAL Events, Charities, and Programs.
  • Put $$$ towards protecting our NATURAL RESOURCES.



If you’d like a Transylvania True magnet to help you learn more about how to be Transylvania True, stop by the Chamber any weekday from 9am – 5pm to grab one!