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 FOR First Dose COVID-19
Call 828-733-8273 
 The Health Department (545 Schultz Circle, Newland) will offer First Dose Vaccines Monday - Friday b
y Appointment Only. Vaccines will be available Thursdays 10-4 and Saturday morning's 9-12 at the Baker Center.( Call 737-7711 for Baker Center). Please bring your insurance card and wear appropriate clothing for easy access to have the vaccination in your upper arm. Masks are required.
For information about who is eligible Click Here

 No Appointment Necessary 
(for less wait time you may go on line to ihl.com/covidtesting or call 877-562-4850 to schedule a testing time.)

Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00pm
Saturday 9:00-2:00pm
At The Dive In 
County Pool  
220 Shady Street, Newland

The Avery Health Department began vaccines on 1/12/2021
8890 first doses administered as of September 10th 2021
8115 (46.0%) fully vaccinated Avery Citizens as of September 10th 2021

Coronavirus Information Click here


Avery County will be holding a public hearing to solicit citizen input on the submission of an application for 2021 Community Development Block Grant funds in the Neighborhood Revitalization Program category. The CDBG funds will be to help rehabilitate low-income households in Avery County. The public hearing is scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm in the Commissioners Boardroom located at 175 Linville Street, Newland, NC. All interested citizens are invited to attend.

This information is available in Spanish or any other language upon request. Please contact Cindy Turbyfill at (828) 733-8212 or at 175 Linville Street, Newland, for accommodations for this request.

Esta información está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo petición. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Cindy Turbyfill al (828) 733-8212 o en 175 Linville Street, Newland de alojamiento para esta solicitud.

Hearing impaired persons desiring additional information or having questions regarding this subject should call Relay North Carolina at 711 or (800) 735-2962.


Section 5311 (ADTAP), 5310, 5339, 5307 and applicable State funding, or combination thereof.

This is to inform the public that a public hearing will be held on the proposed FY2023 Community Transportation Program Application to be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Transportation no later than October 8, 2021. The public hearing will be held on Monday, September 20,2021 at 175 Linville Street Newland, NC 28657 before the (governing board) Avery County Board of Commissioners.

Those interested in attending the public hearing and needing either auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or a language translator should contact Avery County Transportation on or before September 16, 2021, at telephone number 828-733-0005 or via email at avery.act.dispatch@averycountync.gov .

The Community Transportation Program provides assistance to coordinate existing transportation programs operating in Avery County as well as provides transportation options and services for the communities within this service area.  These services are currently provided using Avery County Transportation Public Service Vans including 4 mini vans, 3 high top transit vans, 4 lift vans and an ADA ramp van .  Services are rendered by Avery County Transportation.

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Avery, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties and the municipalities within the counties are working together to become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation in the process is important to us!
The counties, along with local jurisdictions and other partners, are working to update the multi-jurisdictional Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan identifies and assesses our community’s natural hazard risks and identifies strategies that determine how to best minimize or manage those risks.
This survey is an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impacts of future hazard events.

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