March 23, 2021
Governor Cooper announced that North Carolina will relax some COVID-19 restrictions.
Executive Order No. 204 will take effect March 26 at 5 pm is set to expire April 30 at 5 pm. The state’s general mask mandate remains in effect.
Executive Order No. 204 has three general categories of occupancy restrictions: up to 100 percent capacity, 75 percent capacity, and 50 percent capacity. All businesses must continue to maintain the 6 feet of distance requirement between patrons and implement other safety protocols as they expand their capacity.
Executive Order No. 204 will also increase mass gathering limits. The number of people who may gather indoors will increase from 25 to 50 and the number of people who may gather outdoors will increase from 50 to 100. This Order also fully lifts the restriction on the late-night sale and service of alcoholic beverages on bars, restaurants, and other establishments.
The Town Hall and The Historic Banner Elk School will be open to the public by appointment until further notice. Town Hall staff are available by appointment, phone and email during regular office hours. 828-898-5398
We apologize for any inconveniences this creates during this trying time. Please know that the Town continues to monitor developments and take appropriate actions to provide service continuity.
The Town of Banner Elk will continue to follow State and Federal guidance on issues related to COVID-19.
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Welcome to the Town of Banner Elk
Banner Elk, in Avery County, North Carolina is located in the mountains of western North Carolina and is home to a bustling community filled with High Country activities such as skiing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and fishing.
Banner Elk is in the center of The High Country and is the ski capitol of the South. This is the destination for thousands of people who love the great outdoors and southern culture. The main attraction is the very agreeable climate, the local citizens, and the year-round activities found in the high country. Many gated communities can be found nestled in Banner Elk’s countryside.