City of Gastonia to Reopen Buildings to Public on June 7

Garland Center

City of Gastonia administration will reopen selected buildings to the public on June 7, 2021. Most City buildings that were closed to the public for more than a year because of the pandemic are reopening this month.

Recent executive orders by the governor of North Carolina lifted capacity limits for indoor and outdoor settings. In response, City management will reopen the Garland Center, the Police Department and many recreational facilities on June 7. Social distancing is still recommended inside City buildings.

The public can attend City Council meetings in person starting June 15.

Utility account inquiries can be made in-person at the Garland Center, 150 S. York St. in Gastonia or by calling: 888-484-9465.

Facemasks are no longer required on most City property. However, they are required at the:

  • Gastonia airport
  • Transit station and on City buses
  • Schiele Museum
  • Jeffers Community Center

Facemasks are recommended in all locations for:

  • People who are not fully vaccinated
  • People who have been instructed by medical providers to wear a mask

Private businesses, schools, health care facilities and other entities may still require face coverings and social distancing. City management encourages the public and City employees to carry a facemask in case a place they visit requires one.