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The Town of Boone, Watauga County and Appalachian State University are coordinating with AppHealthCare on the COVID-19 response.

While we now have twelve presumptive positive cases in Watauga County of COVID-19 ( Novel Coronavirus ), we want to assure you that Town of Boone staff are hard at work to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the community. Please visit for the most up to date local information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services also are great resources for prevention, care and tracking where cases are being found. Clicking on this link will take you to the AppHealthCare Webpage, where you will also find links directly to the CDC and NCDHHS sites.

Frequently Asked Questions

Current Covid-19 cases in Watauga: 12 Presumptive cases

What do I need to do to expand or create temporary outdoor dining for my restaurant? Temporary Outdoor Dining Guidance Here

How do I determine the Emergency Maximum Occupancy?: or 828-268-6180

What businesses are expempt under Governor Cooper’s Executive Order to Stay at Home?: See Governors Executive Order here.

Are hotels, short term rental and air b&b open?: Watauga County Emergency Declaration Order

Are parks and playgrounds in Boone open?: The Boone Greenway is open. However, picnic shelters and playgrouds are closed to limit transmission.

I have concerns about my water being turned off or I’m having trouble paying my full bill. : The Town Manager has directed staff that there will be no shut offs during the Decelaration of Emergency. Citizens who have to make utilities or other payments should use the city’s online payment system at HERE. Payment by check or cash can be made at the city’s drop night depository box at Town Hall located on the side of the building next to the driveway. Utilities will not be disconnected during the duration of the Declaration of Emergency; however, arrangements must be made for payment by calling 828-268-6220.

Is Trash and Recycing pick up on schedule?: Residential trash pick-up is on a normal schedule. In an effort to protect collection workers so they can continue this service, please make sure to place all garbage in a garbage bag, which reduces their exposure potential! Republic Services can be reached at 828-264-3689.

How have other Town of Boone operations been impacted?: See the letter from the Mayor and Town Manager HERE

Town Council

Public Participation: Watch the Meeting: Anyone can view the Council meeting live HERE. Public Participation: Individuals who wish to address Council during remote public participation can do so through WebEx either online or by phone. If you wish to provide public comment, please email Town Manager, John A. Ward III at or call in at 828-268-6205 and you will be provided with an invite to the meeting. All registrations must be completed by 5:45PM on the day of the meeting. Participants should complete the registration form provided in the meeting invite to be included in public participation and view further instructions. Staff will moderate the WebEx session to ensure all participants have an opportunity to address Council. Individuals who require user assistance registering or joining the WebEx event can call 828-406-1707 for support. Note: To preserve bandwidth and ensure an orderly meeting, only individuals who wish to address Council should use the WebEx link. Anyone who wants to watch the meeting, but not address Council, should view the livestream at the link above.