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Posted on: March 13, 2020

UPDATE ON COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

City of Belmont, North Carolina

In response and support of Gaston County’s recommendation to limit gatherings to less than 50 people, The City of Belmont’s Main Street program will be postponing the official “Belmont St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl” planned for Saturday, March 14th in Downtown Belmont.  Local establishments may still be hosting St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend.  If you wish to participate we recommend you contact the individual establishments to confirm.

All Parks and Recreation programs including all sports, classes, and trips are suspended until further notice.

The goal of limiting or discouraging large gatherings is to help prevent a spike in individuals contracting COVID-19, which would potentially put a strain on our local healthcare system.  At this time there are no presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Belmont or in Gaston County.  If you suspect you may have COVID-19 please contact a local medical professional via phone first so they can direct you on what specific actions to take.  Please continue to use common sense precautions to prevent the spread of any disease.

If you are in need of city services we are recommending all residents use alternate ways of communicating with our staff at this time.  We encourage our residents to utilize our alternative payment and communication methods for paying your monthly water bill or contacting our water department customer service employees.  If you need to speak with a city staff member please try to email or call them first before coming to City Hall.  A large percentage of our residents that come into City Hall are elderly and we want to limit everyone’s potential exposure to this virus.

The St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl is the only event being postponed at this time.  We will continue to monitor the situation and work with Gaston County officials to evaluate each event over the upcoming weeks.

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