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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Gaston County

The health and safety of our community is our number one priority. We want to make sure everyone has accurate information to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Data Dashboard and Case Count
Outbreak Information
Business Resources

Latest News
More info

Data Dashboard and Case Count
We are very excited to share our new data dashboard. Click on the image below to view our latest case counts and more! The dashboard is updated daily Monday-Friday. It is best viewed in desktop mode on mobile devices. 

Please bear with us as we work through any glitches as we move to this new tool. Questions or comments? Email dhhs@gastongov.com to let us know what you think!

Gaston County COVID-19 Dashboard
You can also view the daily numbers on this mobile friendly site

DailyNumbersMobile



Our Key Metrics Presentation, updated weekly, includes data used to track COVID trends in Gaston County. 
Key Metrics October 13, 2020

Outbreak Information
 We will likely see many COVID outbreaks and clusters in businesses, schools, childcare centers, and congregate care facilities in the coming months. Gaston DHHS is highly engaged in each outbreak and works with the facility to help them follow CDC and NCDHHS guidance around cleaning and disinfecting, isolation protocols, and communication with employees and others impacted by the outbreak (like the families of residents at a long-term care facility). Additionally, our communicable disease staff will work with contact tracers to ensure contacts are notified and receive referral and follow-up information.

 Gaston DHHS will use appropriate channels to notify the public of outbreaks and clusters that may impact their health in order to protect our community.

 Congregate Living Outbreak information can be found here: https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/dashboard/Weekly-COVID19-Ongoing-Outbreaks.pdf
  
School and Childcare Cluster information can be found here: 
https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/dashboard/Weekly-Ongoing-Clusters-in-Child-Care-and-School-Settings.pdf

Business Resources
The current economic environment is rapidly developing and changing. The NC DHHS site provides up-to-date and essential business resources and information.

Latest News

Ocotber 16, 2020:  Gaston County COVID Death Toll Passes 100
October 16, 2020:  COVID-19 Case Identified at Gastonia Farmer's Market
August 7, 2020:  Gaston County Parks & Rec Cancels Annual Cotton Ginning Days Festival Due to COVID-19
July 22, 2020:  Gaston County DHHS Unveils New COVID Dashboard
July 15, 2020:  County Makes Plea to Residents:  Take COVID Seriously
July 14, 2020:  Gaston County Announces First Congregate Facility COVID-19 Outbreaks
July 1, 2020:  COVID -19 Numbers Continue to Spike in Gaston County; Leaders Encourage Adhererance to 3Ws
June 17, 2020:  Covid Cases Increasing in Gaston and Across State:  Offcials Urge Public to Stay Vigilant
June 5, 2020:  Order Rescinding Gaston County's Locally-Declared State of Emergency
May 22, 2020:  Gaston County Readies for Phase 2 of State Re-Opening Plan
May 15, 2020:  Library Curbside Pickup, Appointment Services to Begin May 26
May 15, 2020:  Gaston County Announces Timeline for Resuming In-Person Services, Re-Opening Buildings
May 12, 2020:  Gaston County Plans for Use of $3.9 Million in COVID-19 Relief
May 1, 2020:  Gaston County Adding Safety Measures Before Restarting Some In-Person Services
April 29, 2020:  Gaston County Commissioners Make "Gaston Promise"
April 29, 2020:  Gaston County Clarifies Stance on Executive Order
April 27, 2020:  County Leaders to Hold Wednesday Press Conference
April 23, 2020:  Library, Museum Team Up to Keep Community Engaged
April 21, 2020:  Gaston County Planning for Gradual Re-Opening
April 13, 2020:  Gaston County to Hold Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19
April 9, 2020:  County Chairman Seeks Return to Local Control on April 30
April 2, 2020:  Gaston County COVID-19 Update:  First Reported Death
March 26, 2020:  Gaston County Issues "Stay at Home" Order
March 26, 2020:  Gaston County Officials to Hold Press Conference
March 24, 2020:  Gaston County Leaders Hold Off on Stay at Home Order
March 23, 2020:  Gaston County CARE Plan to Provide Aid, Boost Economy
March 22, 2020:  Gaston County Sees Additional Cases of COVID-19
March 20, 2020:  Eye on Gaston: Restaurants
March 20, 2020:  Online Natural Science Lessons
March 20, 2020:  Gaston County Health and Wellness Guide
March 20, 2020:  Business Support
March 18, 2020:  Tax Collections Public Counter is Closed
March 18, 2020:  Gaston County Reports First Positive COVID-19
March 18, 2020:  Business Task Force Assembled to Weigh Needs
March 17, 2020:  Gaston County to Close Administration Building
March 17, 2020:  Gaston County Closes Gyms and Self-Service Buffets
March 17, 2020:  Changes Ahead for Wedding Licenses, Building Permits
March 17, 2020 :  Meeting Cancellations - Response to COVID-19
March 17, 2020 :  Coronavirus Procedural Update for Building Services
March 16, 2020:  Gaston County Closes Libraries, Senior Center
March 15, 2020:  State of Emergency Proclamation
March 15, 2020:  Gaston County Declares State of Emergency
March 14, 2020:  Gaston County Calls Sunday Press Conference
March 13, 2020:  Numerous Events Canceled as Leaders Urge Social Distancing
March 12, 2020:  Gaston County Leaders Urge Avoiding Large Gatherings
March 11, 2020:  Gaston DHHS Opens COVID-19 Call Center 

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