Asheville Cares Stay Safe Pledge


We care about the residents, workers and visitors of Buncombe County. We join you in a desire to return to our lives but recognize that extra precautions will be necessary for some time. 

  • Face Coverings: (Updated: 2/16/22) - Face coverings in public indoor spaces are no longer required; however, please be aware that individual businesses and organizations may continue to require masks at their own discretion. Thank you for respecting our local businesses and adhering to their individual policies.

    • A federal mask requirement for public transportation remains in place through March 18.

    • The National Park Service, which includes the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, has issued a mask mandate for visitors and staff inside all NPS buildings, as well as outdoors in high traffic areas, such as narrow trails and overlooks. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! 

    • Public health officials continue to strongly recommend that masks be worn in crowded indoor spaces.

Asheville Cares Stay Safe Pledge
Our pledge is a shared commitment with you to keep each other healthy. By following updated recommended public health guidelines and showing our respect to the people around us, we can minimize the spread of COVID-19 and keep our doors open. Together we will take the precautions necessary for all of us to stay safe.

For the latest COVID-19 updates for Asheville, please reference the North Carolina Department of Health and, more locally, the Buncombe County Department of Health.