Covid-19 Update for 8/31/2020

Per Haywood County Health and Human Service, here are the current Covid-19 cases for Haywood County.

Total Tested- 11,053, Total Positive Tests- 498, Total Recovered- 362, Deaths- 29, Cases Last 7 Days- 21, Covid-19 Working Number- 189, Currently in Isolation- 97, Currently in Quarantine- 92.

We are still under state mandates for wearing masks when in public, and maintaining a 6 ft. individual separation when in public.  High risk individuals are urged to stay at home.  There is still  a 10 person limit on indoor gatherings, and a 25 person on outdoor gatherings.  Bars must still remain closed, but restaurants may open at 50% occupancy.  Barber shops, salons and personal care businesses my open with 50% occupancy.  Gyms and playgrounds must still remain closed.  Visitation in long-term care facilities is not permitted.

It does seem that our curve is flattening here in the county.  We are more isolated and protected than other larger population counties.  Hopefully everyone will wear their masks and maintain 6 ft. separation when in public as mandated.

The phase 2 mandates are in effect until September 11th.  At that time the governor will take a look at the state-wide numbers and determine whether or not to extend the phase 2 mandates.

Thank you and stay safe.