TOWN HALL MEETING: 3-19-2020

To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in our community and practice social distancing according to the latest CDC Guidance, the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Forum will now be held VIA TELEPHONE ON THURSDAY, MARCH 19, FROM 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Read More...

Macon County State of Emergency Announcement:

DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONA VIRUS COVID-19, MACON COUNTY HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY EFFECTIVE TODAY. THE GOVERNOR OF NC HAS ISSUED EXECUTIVE ORDERS PROHIBITING MASS GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 100 PERSONS IN A SINGLE AREA, AND HAS ALSO ISSUED EXECUTIVE ORDER LIMITING THE SALE OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES AT RESTAURANTS AND BARS TO CARRY-OUT, DRIVE-THRU AND DELIVERY ONLY. THIS ORDER DOES NOT AFFECT GROCERY STORES, GAS STATIONS, AND CHARITABLE FOOD DISTRIBUTION SITES. THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ALSO MAKES CHANGES TO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO ASSIST PEOPLE WHO ARE SEPARATED FROM EMPLOYMENT OR HAD THEIR HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT REDUCED DUE TO COVID-19. TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF FLU AND OTHER VIRUSES, HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS RECOMMEND WASHING YOUR HANDS, AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE, STAYING HOME IF YOU ARE SICK AND COVERING COUGHS AND SNEEZES WITH YOUR ELBOW. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.MACONNC.ORG

The Laurel Magazine's COVID-19 Page: https://www.highlands-cashiers.info/covidassist

Local Hospital Information:

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
Address: 190 Hospital Dr, Highlands, NC 28741
Phone(828) 526-1200