Buncombe County Reinstates Mask Mandates

Buncombe County Commissioners voted to reinstate a mask mandate in response to rampant transmission of COVID-19 in the county, aligning with CDC’s recommendation that people wear masks indoors in areas of substantial or high transmission. In order to mitigate viral transmission and maximize protection from the Delta variant, the mandate, which went into effect immediately, requires all persons over the age of 5 to wear a mask in businesses and most other indoor public spaces. Masks are required in all indoor public spaces on Deerfield’s campus.