UPDATE-***All City Facilities are closed to the public until further notice. The City Hall Annex drive through will remain open at this time.***
NC CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE- If you have general questions or concerns, please call the NC Coronavirus Call Line at 1-866-462-3821.
UPDATE- As of Friday March 27, 2020 at 5:00PM, Gaston County has issued a State of Emergency & Stay at Home Order for the entire County including municipalities in the County. Please read the full Proclamation and Stay at Home Order from the link below:
The City of Bessemer City is working closely with Gaston County Emergency Management and health agencies to monitor the Corona Virus pandemic. At this time, State and Local agencies are discouraging large gatherings of 50 or more people in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Visit the County’s site at: https://cms3.revize.com/revize/gastoncounty/coronavirus/
If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days AND feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:
The City of Bessemer City’s top priority is and always will be the safety and security of the community. City officials are taking the current spread of COVID-19 very seriously and are working closely with Gaston County and other local partners in monitoring this situation. While there have been some changes to City programming, all necessary arrangements are being made to ensure that all City essential services are provided during this evolving situation.
Some of the changes that have been made at this time to limit the spread of the virus as of 07-24-2020 4:00PM, are as follows:
Gaston County Schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit www.gaston.k12.nc.us/coronavirus for more information.
COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus. Older adults and people with severe medical conditions, including heart, lung, or kidney disease are more at risk. It is recommended to limit gatherings to less than 10. Learn more about social distancing HERE.
If you look at the image, you can see two curves – two different versions of what might happen in the United States, depending on next steps.
The tall, skinny curve is bad – it means that a lot of people will get sick at once, in a short period of time because we don’t take enough steps to prevent the virus from spreading from person to person.
Most people won’t get sick enough to need a hospital. But those who do could overwhelm the number of beds and care teams that our nation’s hospitals have available number of beds and care teams that our nation’s hospitals have available.
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