Town responds to COVID-19 by closing public access

By Clint Parker

Weaverville – In a press release Monday evening (Mar. 16), the Town of Weaverville took what it said was “proactive measures” to “ limit transmission of the Coronavirus known as COVID-19” by closing public access and prohibiting gatherings.

The restriction only applies to municipal buildings and property, such as parks. In the release sent by Weaverville Town Manager Selena Coffey, the town has “…implemented proactive measures as a precaution to limit transmission of the Coronavirus known as COVID-19, including closing its buildings to public access and prohibiting gatherings in the community room and recreational facilities (playground equipment, outdoor fitness equipment, pavilions, picnic sheds and the Nature Park stage) normally used for that purpose, until further notice.”

The release goes on to state, “…services such as fire protection, law enforcement, water services, and garbage collection will continue uninterrupted. Administrative (finance, water billing, tax collections, zoning, etc.) can be accessed electronically or by phone. Please consult the Town’s website at or call (828) 645-7116 at Town Hall with questions or for more information.”

Coffey added, “Thank you for your cooperation as we all do our best to protect our family, friends, and neighbors, during this unprecedented time.”

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