West Asheville is Home

We’re heartbroken over the impact of COVID-19 is having on our community and share your concerns for the health of our most vulnerable neighbors, those who care for them, and those who work in essential services. West Asheville is home and you are our family. We love you all.

We’re proud of you!

We’re impressed by the careful policies and innovations we’ve seen West Asheville businesses initiate over the last ten months and the support our community has shown to them. Mask wearing and social distancing is still incredibly important, keep it up, together we’ll come through this.

This Winter will be tough.

Our small businesses and staff who define our community have spent this year facing challenges nobody could ever have imagined. Many of the solutions that have kept them operating were easier to do in warmer weather. This winter will be tough. It is encouraging that the COVID-19 vaccine is here, but it will still be a while before we as a community are safe to interact in ways even close to those of the past. We are all now challenged to define a new normal. What does that look like and how do we keep our community of small businesses alive? What can each of us do to help?

Business Directory

To address these needs, we’ve put together a directory of West Asheville places that are still open for business–whether it’s for walk-ups, drive-ups, or delivery. The directory also identifies which businesses are taking online orders for goods, offering online gift card purchasing for future use, or collecting funds to support out-of-work staff. Please use this guide to spend with local businesses as you are able.

COVID-19 Info and Resources

We know it can be hard to find where to turn for assistance, where to find clear and accurate information regarding COVID-19, and clear direction on how to help others in our community. It can be overwhelming and scary. We’ve done a lot of sorting and sourcing for you. Use the navigation tabs to find resources and visit our News & Articles page for tips and ways to help you have a bit less stress in your day.

Please check back as we will be updating our content continually (sign up for our e-news to stay informed), adding in articles that help to clarify and put news items in context, and provide updates to the resources listed.

Know of something we missed? Links to simple forms are on each page where you can share info with us. Thanks for helping!

We love you West Asheville and thank you for supporting each other in this time of need. Together, we’ll get through this crisis.

The onHaywood.com Team
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