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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday March 27, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement on the House’s passage of S.3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act:

A fifth Watauga County resident has tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Bill Fisher spoke with Boone Police Chief Dana Crawford Monday morning (3/30) about the Governor's Stay At Home order and how it affects citizens.

The National Forests in North Carolina have been temporarily shut down effective March 26. This includes picnic pavilions, shooting ranges and all restrooms, including those at trailheads and other recreation sites.

Watauga County, in conjunction with the Towns of Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone and Seven Devils, will be closing all playgrounds, courts, and picnic shelters, effective Monday, March 30th at 12:00pm until further notice.

The Toe River Health District, which encompasses Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties, said Wednesday that a Mitchell County resident has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

On Saturday March 28, Appalachian District Health Department (AppHealthCare) informed Appalachian State University leadership that the 5th positive case of case of COVID-19 they announced to the community Friday was an App State student who is a resident of Watauga County and lives off campus.

Watauga County in conjunction with the Towns of Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone and Seven Devils, will be ending short-term rentals, effective Thursday, March 26th at 12:00pm.