When tough circumstances are presented, Boone and the High Country unite.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes are dealing with the challenges created by the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the impact the virus has placed on our normal routines and activities. Our local business community has seen a significant dip in volume due to changes in schedules at Appalachian State combined with restaurant operations limitations, social gathering caps, and a dwindling tourism audience. As locals, we must be responsible and health aware by following the guidelines shared by AppHealthCare and other local agencies. We can also adjust our patterns to be as supportive of our local businesses as possible as we proceed with our daily routines.
Keep Boone Healthy
- Follow the personal, family, and staff health guidelines set forth by AppHealthCare over the last few weeks. Be vigilant when it comes to washing hands, sanitizing workspaces and public areas, and any other precautions necessary to ensure the safety of yourself, family, staff, and customers.
- Limit interactions and gatherings of over 10 people, as suggested by App Health Care, the Town of Boone, and Appalachian State University. When you do gather, please be responsible by practicing safe social-distancing measures.
- Govenor Roy Cooper and the NC Department of Health and Human Services have released guidelines applicable to the entire state. Click here to view the guidelines and latest information regarding resources.
- In a responsible manner, please support your local neighbors by making as many local purchasing decisions as possible for goods and services. Many businesses have been working for weeks to establish procedures to keep their locations safe and healthy for customers and staff. When possible, please prioritize the opportunity to purchase from businesses that will be impacted by an unplanned dip in volume do to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you interact with a local business, use the hashtag #KeepBooneHealthy and we will share your pictures and posts on social media.
- Boone Area Chamber of Commerce events and committee meetings have been postponed, or been shifted to a virtual setting through the end of April.
- We encourage you to be patient and flexible with customers from other communities that are altering their plans to come here in the short term. The customers you help today will hopefully become your loyal customers of the future.