Gaston County Issues 'Stay at Home' Order Effective Friday

Gaston County issues 'stay at home' order

Gaston County residents are being asked to 'stay at home' beginning Friday at 5 p.m., officials announced Thursday.

The order comes one day after 'stay at home' orders took effect in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties.

Unlike neighboring counties, Gaston Couny is not issuing a list of 'essential businesses' but are asking residents and businesses to use self-responsibility in deciding if they really need to travel through the county. Officials said the order gives them the authority to police the order but they are hoping residents will "self-police" in keeping themselves home.

The Gaston County government is asking all of its non-essential employees to stay home.

Questions regarding the Gaston County 'stay at home' order can be directed to a new hotline, 704-866-3170, beginning Friday morning.

Visit WCNC for more details.

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