- Our Community
The City of Brevard wants to know your thoughts and comments on the City initiatives to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These responses include but are not limited to the curbside pickup signs, public dining areas, and the
COVID-19 Use Permit. Submit feedback.
CITY TO INSTALL CURBSIDE PICKUP SIGNS
On Friday, July 17, the City will install eight curbside pickup signs throughout the Heart of Brevard district. The Downtown Master Plan Committee determined these locations based on information provided by Heart of Brevard about the current trends of curbside pickup according to downtown merchants. The locations of these signs will be evaluated for two weeks after placement and may be moved based on feedback.
Resources for citizens
The number one thing to do at this time is to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy. Use the following resources to keep up with the latest news and best practices:
As of June 17th Transylvania Public Health has been notified of 17 lab-confirmed cases and 1 death among Transylvania County residents. For more information about cases in North Carolina, visit the NC DHHS COVID-19 Case Count website. For more information about cases in the U.S., visit the CDC COVID-19 Case Count website.
North Carolina is taking a three-phased approach to reopening. This process is based on data from testing, contact tracing, and trends and in consultation with members of the business community. The goal is to lift restrictions in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and save lives while allowing life to begin to return to normalcy. Click here for more information on what Phase 2 means and the timeline for Phase 3.
Other helpful resources:
- Pardee/UNC Health Care information and tips
- CDC Daily Life Coping Tips
- Keeping your Children Safe
- Find My Testing Place
- Gov. Cooper’s COVID-19 Executive Orders
Resources for Businesses
Supporting local businesses is something we can all do right now. Links to resources, contacts, and information for local business owners are listed below. We also suggest you visit business resource pages from the Heart of Brevard and the Chamber of Commerce.
COVID-19 USE PERMIT
Businesses that would like to expand outdoors into both public and private spaces, please read through the City’s new COVID-19 Emergency Response Toolkit for Businesses. The Planning Department has compiled applicable information about how to expand your business to comply with COVID-19 capacity restrictions and social distancing guidelines. In particular, it lists what businesses are allowed to do without a permit and what needs the fee-free COVID-19 Use Permit. The Planning Department is happy to answer any questions and wants to work with businesses to adjust as quickly as possible during this time.
Resources for Re-Opening Your Business
- Main Street America Tips for Community Leaders and Small Business Owners
- Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes
- Re-Open Guidance from the National Restaurant Association
- Re-Open Guidance from the Retail Industry Leaders Association
- Information on Governor Cooper’s Three Phase Plan to Re-Open
- Reopening Checklist Poster for Business Windows
- Reopening Checklist Pamphlet for Retail Businesses
- Reopening Checklist Pamphlet for Restaurant Businesses
- Count on Me NC Restaurant Reopening Compliance Checklist
- Count on Me NC COVID-19 Business Training
- Press Release for City of Brevard Outdoor Seating Resolution
- Small Business Association Disaster Assistance Loans
- Small Business Association Local Assistance Directory
- Small Business Association Funding and Lender Match programs
- Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance
- Loan information for cooperatives from NCBA CLUSA
- CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- Tax deferral for individual and non-corporate tax filers from April 15 to July 15
Other Assistance and Resources
- NC Department of Health & Human Services: COVID-19: Business and Employers
- NC Dept. of Commerce Support
- Mutual Aid assistance
- Community Foundation of NC Emergency and Disaster Response Fund
- Transylvania County: COVID-19 Information and Latest Updates
- Tips for Small Businesses Who Are Closed