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COVID Update
Posted on 12/09/2020
December Testing Schedule

COMMUNITY TESTING SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER

Protecting the safety and health of our residents continues to be the top priority of the City of Statesville, especially during the public health crisis caused by COVID-19. The City is complying with the State of North Carolina's executive orders designed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Effective Dec. 11 through Jan. 8, North Carolina is under a modified stay-at-home order. The order requires many businesses such as restaurants, bars, fitness centers, movie theaters, entertainment venues, personal care businesses and some retail stores to close at 10 p.m. each night, with alcohol sales to end at 9 p.m. Take-out and delivery are still allowed after 10 p.m.

State of North Carolina news release about modified stay-at-home order

State of North Carolina modified stay-at-home order

FAQs about the modified stay-at-home order

North Carolina is using color-coded County Alert System regarding the spread of the coronavirus. Iredell County classified as "red," with critical levels of community spread.

COVID-19 County Alert System map and recommendations 

North Carolina requires that a face covering be worn in all indoor settings if non-household members are present. Face coverings are also required outdoors when it is not possible to maintain at least a 6-foot distance from others.

State of North Carolina executive order requiring face coverings in more settings

Frequently asked questions about executive order requiring face coverings in more settings

The state is using a multi-phased approach to ease restrictions put in place in March because of COVID-19. The state of North Carolina is now in what is called Phase 3. More types of facilities are allowed to reopen in this phase, but capacity limits apply to most venues. And as of November, the indoor mass gathering limit was reduced from 25 people to 10. 

Phase 3 information:

State of North Carolina news release about extending Phase 3 and reducing the indoor gathering limit

Frequently asked questions about Phase 3 and what facilities are included in indoor mass gathering limits

FAQs about the face covering requirement

FAQs about the face covering requirement - Spanish

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' recommendations for holiday gatherings during the pandemic 

Residents are strongly urged to follow the three W's:

Wear a cloth face covering while in public

Wait 6 feet apart to maintain a safe distance

Wash hands frequently