COVID Information Updates

The City of Gastonia continues to comply with the State of North Carolina's executive orders and Centers for Disease Control recommendations regarding pandemic safety and encourages eligible residents to be vaccinated.  

The City reopened some government buildings to the public on June 7. Those buildings and facilities had been open as "badge-access only" since March 2020 as a way to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19. 

City of Gastonia buildings that reopened to the public June 7:

  • Garland Center, including in-person inquiries about Utility service
  • Police Department
  • Many recreational facilities 

Gastonia City Council meetings

  • Gastonia City Council meetings reopened to the public starting June 15. Until further notice, all City Council meetings are held at City Hall.

Face masks are required at:

  • The Transit Station and on City buses
  • Schiele Museum
  • Gastonia airport
  • T. Jeffers Community Center

The City encourages people to wear face masks in indoor public places and in crowded outdoor settings. The Centers for Disease Control recommends face masks in these settings for all people aged 2 or old, vaccinated or not. This is to reduce the risk of being infected and possibly spreading the virus to others. 

Because of surging COVID-19 case numbers, North Carolina is now requiring vaccine verification for many state employees and is asking other government agencies and private employers to do the same. The state is encouraging all K-12 students and teachers to wear face masks, in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

The Centers for Disease Control uses a color-coded alert system regarding the spred of the coronavirus. Gaston County is classified as "red" with high levels of transmission. 
State of North Carolina executive orders regarding COVID-19

Important resources about COVID-19 and vaccinations

Health information

Individuals and families

**This page was last updated Sept. 1, 2021.**

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