City Health Officer Updates 

COVID-19 information and guidance for Fayetteville residents, business owners, and visitors.

Nov. 13:  Updated Guidelines Issued for Thanksgiving Holiday

Currently, our nation, our state, and our city are witnessing staggering increases in the number of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Our local healthcare capacity is strained.  We all must do what we can to mitigate the spread of this deadly virus as we head into the winter months.  To that end, the Fayetteville Board of Health is making the following recommendations:

  1. Limit all gatherings to no more than 10 people from no more than two households. This includes gatherings within homes. 
  2. Wear a mask not only when you are out in public but also when at gatherings in homes. Also, continue to practice social distancing in these circumstances as well.
  3. Whenever possible, socialize outdoors.  Even outdoors, continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
  4. Continue to practice good hand hygiene.
  5. The above guidelines apply to all circumstances, including the upcoming holidays.

CDC Study Finds that Masks Help Protect Wearers, as Well as Others

A recent study by the CDC found that wearing a mask when out in public not only "block(s) release of exhaled respiratory particles into the environment, along with the microorganisms these particles carry," it can also "reduce wearers’ exposure to infectious droplets through filtration, including filtration of fine droplets and particles less than 10 microns."  

You can view the report here.

Wearing a mask is still our best defense from the spread of COVID-19.  Please do it to protect others, to protect yourself, and to protect our community

Please get your flu shot - available now at local clinics and pharmacies