Gastonia Farmer’s Market temporarily closed after positive COVID-19 case

Gastonia Farmer’s Market temporarily closed after positive COVID-19 case
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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Anyone who recently visited the Gastonia Farmer’s Market is being urged to get tested for COVID-19 after a positive case was reported this week.

The Gastonia Farmer’s Market and the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services said in a release that the positive COVID-19 case involved a vendor working at the market on Saturday, Oct. 10 and Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Those who visited the market on these days need to monitor their symptoms and seek testing if needed. You can find local testing opportunities here or by calling the local Coronavirus Hotline at (704) 862-5303.

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Officials said the Farmer’s Market and Gaston DHHS are working together to notify potential close contacts and monitor the situation, adding that routine case investigation and contact tracing protocols are being followed.

“Because of the potential exposure to the public and the inability to identify all close contacts, the public is being notified so they can assess their own risk and take appropriate actions,” the release said.

The Gastonia Farmer’s Market will close from Saturday, Oct. 17 until Thursday, Oct. 22 and reopen on Oct. 24. A deep cleaning of their facility will take place during that time.

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