Local Updates

North Carolina

Joint Statement of the State Board of Education and State Superintendent Mark Johnson on the Extended Closure of Public Schools

Jackson County

State of Emergency Announcement:

Inclusive List of Updates from All Government Entities in Jackson County

Cashiers Specific Updates surrounding COVID-19:

Macon County

State of Emergency Announcements:

Highlands Specific Updates surrounding COVID-19:

  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital virtual community forum will be held on Thursday 3/26 5:00-6:00 PM. To join, dial 877-228-2184 and enter PIN number 19449 when prompted. The transcript of last week’s forum is attached and a full recording of that call can be accessed here.
  • Interview with Highlands Mayor (Updated Daily) Questions for Mayor Taylor can be forwarded to whlc@dnet.net.
  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, part of HCA has opened a COVID-19 hotline. Please call (833) 582-1974.
  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital CEO Tom Neal provided an update on our Highlands-Cashiers Hospital preparation during an interview with Mayor Taylor. Interview Here

Food Security on the Plateau

Highlands Food Pantry/International Friendship Center and Fishes & Loaves are both responding to the increased need for food security on the Plateau.

Highlands School Food Distribution Update

Blue Ridge School Update on Food Delivery Schedule

Other Information

For other up-to-date information for local business and food services please visit The Laurel Magazine, Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Highlands Chamber of Commerce

NC Center for Nonprofits has created a COVID-19 Pandemic Resources page here.