The Lincoln County Health Department continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19. As of today 48 total people have been tested for COVID-19, of those there is 1 presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Lincoln County, 32 others have been tested and are considered persons under investigation (PUI), and 15 other people have tested negative for COVID-19.
In the midst of wave after wave of bad news tied to the coronavirus, Gaston County leaders are stepping forward with a plan to help those affected the most – and to provide a shot in the arm for the local economy.
Lincoln County and City of Lincolnton officials met Tuesday, March 10, with representatives from Lincoln County Health Department, police, sheriff, fire, EMS, county and charter schools, Atrium Health, local assisted living facilities, doctor’s offices, local businesses and other privately owned health providers to open lines of communication and share information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that is circulating the US and worldwide.
A day after Gaston County’s Board of Commissioners Chairman Tracy Philbeck issued a strong warning to organizations to avoid large gatherings, the County is taking the lead by canceling several events.
On Monday, March 2nd, public officials representing healthcare, public health, law enforcement, first responders, and local schools met to coordinate Gaston County’s response to COVID-19, the new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, China.
Each year, Gaston County recognizes those employees who, over the past year, have exhibited outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty or are just plain incredible at what they do. Any County employee may be nominated for the award.