In light of concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), some events listed on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina may be canceled or rescheduled. Please check with the venue for the latest information.
The North Carolina Tourism Office (VisitNC) has issued the following guidance for visitor safety:
The health and safety of visitors and communities in North Carolina are our priority.
North Carolina is urging residents and visitors to be prepared at take precautions relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The state recommends that everyone monitor the NC Department of Health and Human Services' special webpage on the situation. Events in various areas of the state are being cancelled or postponed as a best practice effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Visitors and travelers in and through the state should check with their lodging provider and event organizer before departing on a trip to North Carolina. Visitors to the state should take the same precautions that are recommended for traveling during the flu season. Those precautions are even more valuable this year. Visitors who are at “high risk” of severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid large groups of people as much as possible. If travelers need more information on North Carolina relating to COVID-19, they can go to they can go to https://www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus.
Residents and visitors can find information on the COVID-19 from the
For those that are traveling, please follow these important recommendations:
· Do not travel if you are sick.
· Those at high risk should avoid large groups of people as much as possible. This includes gatherings such as concert venues, conventions, church services, sporting events, and crowded social events. People at high risk should also avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
· If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
· Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
· Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it away. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.