Information and Updates:

Thank you to everyone in the community for working together and diligently taking care of residents and visitors in our town during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Highlands Chamber is in regular contact with the State Tourism Office (VisitNC) and with Destinations International and the U.S. Travel Association to stay informed on the latest updates as it relates to travel. We will place any major updates and resources on our Facebook page

Below are resources to assist you in staying informed. Please let us know if we can support you.

-Kaye McHan
Executive Director
Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center


Please See Our COVID-19 Resources Pages for Highlands Information:


External Links with factual updates:

Industry Sources

NC Restaurant and Lodging Association

Travel industry resources from Destinations International 


Regional Sources

Western Carolina University

Southwestern Community College


Macon County Sources

Macon County Hotline for general questions


Macon County Public Health Facebook for regular updates

Macon County Public Schools


Town of Highlands Sources

Ask the Mayor

Email questions to




Food Pantry of Highlands / International Friendship Center


Highlands Visitors Center will be closed until further notice. Please send inquiries to or