In response to the COVID-19 , Mills River Volunteer Fire Department can provide well-being checks for individuals who might not have someone close by to check in on them. The residents must live within the Mills River Fire District. Please click the button below to request a well-being check for your loved one. Requests may also be made by calling Mills River Town Hall at 828-890-2901.
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April 8, 2020 1:27 pm
North Carolina has had 3426 reported positive cases of COVID-19 resulting in 53 deaths. Henderson County still accounts for 51 of those positive test results.
Henderson County streams a live update to citizens on Tuesdays at 10:00am. The live stream will be available through their website www.hendersoncountync.gov, with a replay link shared to their Facebook (Henderson County, NC Government) and YouTube (hendersoncountync) pages. The update will include general information regarding the COVID-19 situation within Henderson County, along with a Q&A segment. As many email questions as possible will be addressed during the Q&A segment. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, by noon on Mondays. April 7, 2020 Q & A Forum
It is another beautiful day in Mills River.
Please take a moment to just stop and enjoy the quietness this time brings into our lives.
April 7, 2020 - 12:27 pm
North Carolina has had 3,221 reported positive cases of COVID-19 resulting in 46 deaths. Henderson County accounts for 51 of those positive test results.
The walking trails as Mills River Park remain open. We ask that you be respectful and keep proper social distance as you walk. We are all in this together.
April 6, 2020 - 2:15 pm
As of 8:00 am this morning Henderson County has reported 50 confirmed positive cases and three deaths related to COVID-19. Thank you to the residents who are staying home. We are at a crucial point in our efforts to #FlattentheCurve. But we need everyone to do their part and #StayHome. By staying home, you are protecting yourselves, your families, your neighbors and our critical workers. You are saving lives.
It is a beautiful day today. Open your windows and let the fresh air in.
April 5, 2020 - 6:00 pm
As of 11:00 am this morning Henderson County has reported 49 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two deaths. Cherry Springs Village Assisted Living Facility confirmed 23 positive cases of residents and staff.
North Carolina has established a Coronavirus hotline - 1-866-462-3821.
Tomorrow is a new day! Try to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.
April 4, 2020 - 6:30 pm
Henderson County reported its second COVID-19 related death today. The overall case count is 25. The best way to slow the spread of this illness is to stay home as much as possible.
However, it is also very important to stay healthy, both physically and mentally. So come to Mills River Park and enjoy our walking trail!
April 3, 2020 - 2:00 pm
In North Carolina there are now 2,093 positive COVID-19 test results. In Henderson County we have 22 cases and have had 1 death resulting from complications from the virus.
Two new links have been posted to the right. One is Volunteer Hendo, which gives you a way to give back to your community. The other is for the Henderson County Covid-19 Response Fund, which results from a partnership between United Way of Henderson County and the Henderson County Community Foundation.
It is a gorgeous day today. It is supposed to be a warm and sunny weekend. We have so many things to be thankful for. We live in a beautiful part of the country. Take time to appreciate the simple things.
April 2, 2020 - 2:00 pm
Henderson County has now passed Buncombe County with the number of positive COVID-19 test results. Henderson County has 22 cases. Buncombe County has 21 cases. Overall North Carolina has 1,857 positive test results and there have been 16 deaths from COVID-19.
Mills River Town Hall remains open from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. Staff are working revolving schedules for our safety by limiting contact with one another. Please call the office at 890-2901 to set up an appointment if you need anything. We are trying to limit one person in the lobby at a time. Also all committee meetings and Council meetings have been cancelled the month of April.
Today is a beautiful day in Mills River. Mills River Park walking trails ARE open. They provide a safe way for you to get exercise and fresh air while maintaining a safe social distance from other walkers.
April 1, 2020 - 11:00 am
As numbers of positive test results come in, we are encouraged not to focus on the total case count because broad testing has ceased in Henderson County. Henderson County Health Director Steven Smith reminded Henderson County Board of Commissioners. "So those numbers may not have a significant increase, but that does not mean we don’t have community transmission,” Smith said. As of Tuesday, officials were still awaiting about 30 COVID-19 test results.
The number of positive COVID-19 tests for North Carolina is 1,584 with 18 of them from Henderson County.
It is April 1, but this is nothing to fool with. Stay home and stay safe. You can be social but still keep your distance. Pick up the phone and call family or a friend just to check on them and say hi.
March 31, 2020- 2:05 pm
As test results come in, the number of positive COVID-19 cases rise for North Carolina and especially Henderson County. North Carolina has 1,498 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been 8 deaths in North Carolina. Henderson County is reporting 18 positive cases. There have been 22 confirmed cases in Buncombe County and 5 confirmed cases in Transylvania County. Please be vigilant.
Use this day to start a project around the house while enjoying quality time with your family.
March 30, 2020 - 3:15 pm
North Carolina now has 1,307 cases of confirmed COVID-19. There have been 6 deaths from it. Henderson County is reporting 13 total cases of COVID-19. Today at 5 pm begins Governor Cooper's Stay at Home Order. Please do your part, respect it and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Please take the opportunity of staying at home to connect with family and phone your elderly neighbors to check on them.
March 29, 2020 - 5:45 pm
Henderson County is reporting 13 total cases of COVID-19. Please remember, viruses do not follow political boundaries. Buncombe County has 19 confirmed cases and one death. Greenville County, South Carolina has 71 cases and one death. Consider these numbers before venturing to Asheville or Greenville.
Enjoy the beautiful spring weather!
March 28, 2020 - 8:00 pm
This afternoon Henderson County reported 12 total cases of COVID-19.
The walking trail at Mills River Park is open and now is a great time to use it! Please remember to keep your distance from others and share the trail with everyone.
March 27, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Governor Cooper issued a Stay at Home order this afternoon, which will go in effect Monday at 5:00 pm. To read the order, please click here. For questions please read the FAQ by clicking here.
March 27, 2020 - 3:30 pm
Earlier today Henderson County amended its Proclamation of Emergency asking residents to stay home. Click here for a full copy.
Governor Cooper has scheduled an announcement for 4:00 pm this afternoon. Here is a link to the online coverage.
March 27, 2020 - 1:00 pm
As of 8:00 am, Henderson County has six positive cases of COVID-19 in Henderson County residents. In North Carolina there have been 763 confirmed cases resulting in 3 deaths. Please take this seriously folks!
In order to best protect our citizens, we have closed the Park restrooms and the picnic shelter. There are now no public restrooms open on the premises. The walking trails remain open at this time.
It is supposed to be a beautiful weekend. Please open your windows, sit in your yard and enjoy all the beauty this time of year brings.
March 26, 2020
As of 8:00 am, Henderson County has six positive cases of COVID-19 in Henderson County residents. It is presumed that we are now experiencing community spread, and that we will be learning of more positive cases in the days to come. The Henderson County Health Department will keep the public informed about additional cases that may arise
Statewide the total of confirmed cases is 636. There are two reported deaths across the state.
Your local governments and nonprofits are working together and very close with state and federal representatives to manage this situation and protect the community. To the right are several resources you may want to check out if you have further questions.
The most important thing you can do to combat COVID-19 is stay home. Only leave for essential trips like the grocery store, doctor, or pharmacy.
There are no changes to report regarding operations at Town Hall. We are working in shifts to limit the number of employees in the building and working remotely to ensure we maintain the high quality services you expect. We are maintaining normal operating hours and strongly encourage you to call or email us instead of coming in the office. You may always call ahead and set up an appointment as well (828-890-2901).
Enjoy the beautiful spring weather (from the comfort of your home, or a nice walking trail)!
March 25, 2020
Henderson County’s confirmed positive case count remains at four. Across North Carolina the total count has reached 504, including one death in Cabarrus County.
Today is a great day to get out and enjoy the walking trail at Mills River Park! Remember to keep distance between yourself and others and avoid congregating. It is important in times like this to take care of yourself and stay positive. We will get through this!