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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Thank you for your interest in Jackson County, NC. During this unprecedented event, it is our mission to keep our residents and visitors informed and focus on the health and safety of all those who live or travel to Jackson County.

As of March 25 at 5 p.m. all accommodations are closed to visitors. The full Jackson County declaration is available here. Beginning at noon on March 28 anyone coming from out of state or country entering Jackson County will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Link to Declaration. Effective March 30 at 5 p.m. there is a 30-day statewide Stay at Home order, issued on March 27 by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper. A second Jackson County Declaration was issued and effective 8 a.m. on March 30 that clarified quarantine, social distancing and workers entering the state. Link to Declaration. Link to FAQ.

As the COVID-19 situation is continuously evolving, we are monitoring it vigilantly. We are working with Federal, state and local governments and health authorities to support efforts to mitigate the spread of this virus. During this uncertain time, we know one thing – we value all of you; many of whom are our repeat visitors who have been coming to our mountains for years.

We encourage you during this time to Stay Safe, Stay Home, & We Can’t Wait to Welcome You Back Soon. 

During this time, our hearts and thoughts are with those who have been affected by this. We send our deep appreciation to those in our community, the healthcare industry and first responders who are working on the front lines to mitigate the spread and impact of this virus.

Our community and its people are resilient; we will persevere through this and are optimistic about the future.

We thank you for considering Jackson County and our mountain escape and look forward to welcoming you back.


Nick Breedlove, Executive Director
Jackson County Tourism Development Authority

Updated: March 23, 2020 6:40 p.m.

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