At a special-called meeting on March 31st, the Transylvania County commissioners approved closing all lodging facilities, including campgrounds and direct-reservation facilities (such as those listed on AirBnb, VRBO, and other similar websites), with rentals or leases for less than 15 days in duration, through April 30th. Exceptions include: work-related accommodations, facilities housing the homeless, facilities being used for isolation and quarantine purposes, and family visitation.
Current residents at campgrounds are permitted to stay, but campgrounds should not allow new patrons to enter and establish themselves.
Current residents at hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts and other short-term rentals are permitted to stay, but these facilities should cancel any leisure travel reservations for the duration of this declaration.
Any employees who work for a business or organization deemed essential in the North Carolina Governor’s Stay at Home order of March 27, 2020, can stay in any lodging.