Resources and Appendix
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. State Board of Education, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Governor’s Office have provided information and guidance for school districts as they plan to reopen public schools for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Online resources from the state
Below are links to the state guidance/information for school districts:
Lighting Our Way Forward: North Carolina’s Guidance on Reopening K-12 Public Schools
Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12)
SPANISH: Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12)
Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12) Frequently Asked Questions
SPANISH: Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12) Frequently Asked Questions
Reference Guide for Suspected, Presumptive, or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 (K-12)
State news release
Click here to read the Department of Public Instruction’s news release about the reopening of public schools.
Gaston County Schools coronavirus webpage
Click here for the Gaston County Schools coronavirus and reopening of schools webpage. The webpage is designed as a “one-stop” source for information for students, parents, employees, and the community.
▪ Gaston County Government/Health and Human Services:
▪ N.C. Department of Health and Human Services:
▪ Center for Disease Control (CDC):
Information hotline for Gaston County
If you have questions about the coronavirus, you may call the information hotline for Gaston County: (704) 862-5303. The hotline is staffed by Gaston County representatives during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information about the hotline.