COVID-19 News Updates 3/26

March 27, 2020

Here’s a round up of COVID-19 related news for 3-26-20. See our Coronavirus Resource Guide for extensive resources and information.

New Belgium Brewing launches Bar & Restaurant Relief Fund

As the heartbreaking effects of COVID-19 impact our local economy, New Belgium Brewing has launched a Bar & Restaurant Relief Fund to support laid off and furloughed workers in their hometowns of Fort Collins and Asheville. New Belgium is humbled to have the opportunity to seed this fund with a $50,000 donation and a commitment to match community donations up to an additional $50,000. Individuals and businesses, who are able, are invited to donate and join New Belgium in supporting the individuals and families in the food and beverage industry that need financial assistance right now.

Grants in the amount of $350 per individual will be distributed to help as many qualified applicants as possible. Funds will be received and distributed by the New Belgium Coworker Assistance Fund, a 501(c)3, charitable organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.

TEXT TO DONATE: Text NBBGives to 44321

Governor Cooper issues statewide “stay-at-home” order

Gov. Roy Cooper declared a statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order for North Carolina at 4 p.m. on March 27 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order is in effect until April 29, but may be extended.

In cases where local orders and the state executive order may differ, the more restrictive measure applies. Buncombe County will be reviewing the governor’s order and issuing any additional guidance as it relates to Buncombe’s Stay Home  – Stay Safe order.

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