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Posted on: December 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Lincoln County NC, 12/22/20

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There are currently 519 positive/active cases, 4,290 recoveries, and 37 deaths in Lincoln County, NC.

Lincolnton, NC – 

The following counts are based on data reported to the Lincoln County Health Department as of 12/22/2020:

LC data 2020-12-22

  • It is always tragic to lose one of our community members. Our thoughts and prayers go out to these families. With regards to the 35 deaths, 10 are related to a congregate-care facility. Lincoln County Health Department continues to work with congregate living facilities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
  • As of July 21, 2020, it is no longer recommended to require re-testing for negative test results (except in specific circumstances where an individual has a severely compromised immune system or pre-existing health conditions) to discontinue isolation to return to normal activities such as returning to work.

The next scheduled Lincoln County COVID-19 data update will be released on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.  Free TESTING EVENTS have been scheduled in December for Lincoln County, see the flyer for more info here: (English or Spanish). To schedule an appointment, visit

The NC Governor’s EO181 Modified Stay-at-Home & Early Closure Order remains in effect through January 8, 2021, and places NC under modified "Stay-at-Home" restrictions. Individuals must remain at home between 10PM-5AM and non-essential businesses will be closed from 10AM-5AM. The order extends capacity & gathering limits from previous orders and requires face coverings and social distancing in all public places and all indoor settings if there are nonhousehold members present, regardless of the distance away. All gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors and 50 outdoors. For questions about the order, see these EO 181 FAQs. The City of Lincolnton issued a proclamation mandating compliance with the face-mask requirements by businesses and persons within the City of Lincolnton.  More information, resources & links can be found on the city website 

Click HERE for info on Staying Ahead of the Curve in Phase 3.

NCDHHS updates are continuously updated and track the current case counts by county, age, gender, race, etc.


  • WEAR a cloth face covering when in public. For instructions to make your own face cover, visit:

  • WAIT at least 6 feet apart to avoid close contact.
  • WASH your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or rub hands with hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol until they feel dry.


  • For additional information visit the Lincoln County website and click the COVID-19 resources tab
  • For mental health support call the free and confidential Hope4NC Helpline at 1-855-587-3463.
  • To find a testing site near you, visit
  • For state and federal information regarding COVID-19: CDC and NCDHHS 


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