COVID Information Updates

The City of Gastonia reopened some government buildings to the public on June 7. Those buildings and facilities had been closed to the public since March 2020 as a way to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19. The City continues to comply with the State of North Carolina's executive orders regarding pandemic safety and encourages eligible residents to be vaccinated.  

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

  • All Gastonia City Council meetings are being held at City Hall until further notice. The public can begin attending Council meetings in person on June 15.

Facemasks are required at:

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

Facemasks are recommended in all City of Gastonia buildings and facilities for people who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Effective May 14, North Carolina ended its facemask and social distancing requirements for people who have been fully vaccinated. The lifting of these restrictions applies in many, but not all settings. 

North Carolina is using a color-coded County Alert System regarding the spread of the coronavirus. Gaston County is classified as "orange" with substantial levels of community spread.

Important resources about COVID-19 and vaccinations

Health information

Individuals and families

**This page was last updated June 14, 2021.**

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