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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.


Important New Updates

North Carolina’s Executive Order No. 180 Tightens Existing Mask Requirements and Enforcement starting 11/25. FAQs contain more information. 11/23

NCDHHS Releases New Guidance for Thanksgiving Celebrations, Black Friday Shopping (11/23)

Video of NCDHHS Secretary Cohen: How to Stay Safe for Thanksgiving (11/23)

North Carolina Introduces COVID-19 County Alert System & Recommended Individual Actions (11/17)

North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Applications Open for New Rent and Utility Assistance (10/15)

Better Business Bureau Provides Scam Alert Related to Utility Bill Calls (9/4)

Family Forward NC releases toolkit to help make the workplace more family-friendly (9/4)

A Childcare Hotline (1-888-600-1685) is available to help families find child care programs for infants through age 12 that are open and meet NCDHHS health and safety guidelines. (8/13)


Business Updates

The list linked below includes updates on our local restaurants, which ones are open, closed, and/or providing curbside pick up. If you are a restaurant owner and would like us to include your information on our Restaurant Update list, please email your information to

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


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

Donate to Transylvania Tomorrow, an emergency grant program created by the Transylvania Business Support Task Force.

Ways to Support our Community – How to Volunteer & Donate


COVID-19 Testing Sites & Information

Basic Health & Safety

Community Updates

Community Resources

COVID-19 Business Resources and Information available here



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!