SMHS Announces Remote Learning Starts March 31

Smoky Mountain High School weekly newsletter: Remote Learning Begins Tuesday Remote learning for all Jackson County Public Schools students begins on Tuesday, Mar. 31. Teachers have been working hard to make contact with all of their students and to prepare...

Fontana Regional Extends Library Closures

Administration, Smoky Mountain News All Fontana Regional Library locations in Macon, Jackson, and Swain counties will remain closed through April 15. The date of re-opening is not definite but will be guided by ongoing public health advice and evolving state and local...

Jackson Requires New Arrivals to Quarantine

by Holly Kays, Smoky Mountain News Jackson County is now requiring anybody entering from another state or country to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, along with all household members. Anyone entering Jackson County from outside North Carolina borders is expected...

Jackson County Health Department Guidelines

Our Health Department just sent out this latest update and answers to questions I have been asked frequently the past two days. IMPORTANT INFORMATION! Please follow these guidelines and stay well. Sincerely, Gayle Woody, Jackson County Commissioner MARCH 25,...

Blue Ridge Pkwy Partial Closing

Blue Ridge Parkway has been partially closed from Soco Gap Overlook through Cherokee as of 3/15.  For further information with updated map & alerts can be found at Blue Ridge Parkway Closures.

Be Wary of Door-to-Door COVID-19 Scammers!

By Josh Stein, Attorney General CONSUMER ALERT Be wary of door-to-door coronavirus scammers Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Our office has received reports of scammers going door to door in neighborhoods selling coronavirus testing kits and cleaning supplies. This activity...

Animal Shelter Closed 3/24

Effective March 24, 2020, the Health Department and Animal Shelter will be closed to the public until further notice.  Essential services will still be provided throughout the closure.

COVID-19 Case Count in Jackson County

COVID-19 Case Count in Jackson County Updated daily by 12:00 PM. Last updated 11:50 AM, March 24, 2020 Jackson County Cases: 1 Local Resources Get the Facts: FAQ About COVID-19 in Jackson County 828-586-8994 publichealthinfo@jacksonnc.org National & State...

COVID-19 Additional Resources & Guidance

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & GUIDANCE Executive Orders & State of Emergency Declarations Executive Orders from the NC Governor’s Office Jackson County’s Supplemental State of Emergency Declaration Local Press Releases Addressing Frequently Asked Questions Health...

COVID-19 Response in Jackson County

COVID-19 RESPONSE IN JACKSON COUNTY The Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) wants to make sure that our community has accurate information from reliable sources to help prepare for and prevent COVID-19.  Know that the health and safety of our community...

School Closures

All NC public school buildings will be closed until May 15 because of coronavirus BY T. KEUNG HUI MARCH 23, 2020 01:08 PM  Note: The Raleigh News & Observer and McClatchy News Sites are offering full coverage of the COVID-19 coronavirus to all, with no payment...