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Posted on: February 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update for Lincoln County NC, 2/26/21

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Currently 84 positive/active cases, 8,561 recoveries, and 77 deaths in Lincoln County, NC.

Lincolnton, NC –

The following counts are based on data reported to the Lincoln County Health Department as of 2/26/2021:

The Lincoln County Health Department releases the current data for Covid-19 cases for the county. This information is current as of the date of this release and may have some differences with the state’s Dashboard due to delays in data entry or undetermined designations for some data areas. To date, Covid-19 cases for Lincoln County are:

  • Active Cases – 84

  • Recovered Cases – 8,561

  • Deaths – 77

In regards to identified deaths for Lincoln County, 34 are related to congregate care facilities.

Continuance of control measures around the “3 W’s” is strongly encouraged to reduce the risk of transmission within our community.

The next scheduled Lincoln County COVID-19 data update will be released on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.  


City of Lincolnton & Lincoln County Resources

Vaccine Info for Lincolnton & Lincoln County - Appointment Scheduling for Eligible Groups  (currently group 2, 65+)

The NC Governor’s EO195 Eases Restrictions effective 2/26/21. It eliminates the Modified Stay at Home Order requiring people to stay at home and businesses to close to the public between 10 pm and 5 am. The number of people who may gather indoors will increase from 10 to 25, while 50 remains the limit for outdoors. The curfew on the sale of alcohol for onsite consumption will be moved from 9 pm to 11 pm. Some businesses, including bars and amusement parks, will now be open for patrons indoors as they adhere to new occupancy restrictions. EO195 has two general categories of occupancy restrictions: 30% capacity and 50% capacity. Because indoor spaces have a higher risk of spread for COVID-19, indoor facilities in the 30%-occupancy category may not exceed two hundred fifty (250) people per indoor room or indoor space.  Many businesses, venues, and arenas will have increased occupancy both indoors and outdoors.

The order 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.

For questions about the order, see the EO195 FAQ's. View all NC Executive Orders at this LINK.   

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 the NCDHHS COVID Info Hub.

Click HERE for the NCDHHS Dashboard with continuously updated case counts by county, age, gender, race, etc.


  • WEAR a cloth face covering when in public.  
  • 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.


Lincoln County Health Department Media Release

Lincoln County Health Department Media Release - SPANISH

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