The Forsyth County Department of Public Health is working with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), other local health departments and health care providers as well as community partners including the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management Office to respond to COVID-19

FAQ for Phase 2
Guidance for Phase 2
Mental Health Crisis Resources COVID-19 (English)
Mental Health Crisis Resources COVID-19 (SPANISH)

For testing information or locations, click here*
* The sites listed provide testing for COVID-19. Some require an appointment and/or a referral from a health care provider. Locations are subject to change.

Numbers are updated daily by 3 p.m. each day. (+/-) is the difference in numbers from the day before. (=) represents no change from the day before. Last updated 12:00 PM, May 29, 2020.

NC COVID-19 Case Count

Forsyth County Cases*

NC Cases**

NC Deaths***

NC Completed Tests****

Currently Hospitalized in NC






* This number is sourced from the Forsyth County Department of Public Health and is typically updated once in the afternoon each day.
** This number reflects cases that were tested and returned positive, including the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs. All data is preliminary. Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this does not represent the total number of people in North Carolina who have or had COVID-19.
*** This number reflects deaths reported to public health in persons with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Deaths will be included in this count after confirmation by local public health departments.
**** This number reflects testing completed by the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and reporting hospital and commercial labs.

Forsyth County Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report

For COVID-19 U.S. case information go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. 

Recommendations for All North Carolinians: Click here.

Click here for what do if you are sick

People at high risk include anyone who:
  • Is 65 years of age or older
  • Lives in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • Have a high-risk condition that includes:
    • chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
    • heart disease with complications
    • compromised immune system
    • severe obesity - body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
    • other underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as diabetes, renal failure or liver disease

Pregnant women should be monitored closely since they are known to be at risk for severe viral illness. However, data so far on COVID-19 has not shown increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness. While children are generally at lower risk for severe infection, some studies indicate a higher risk among infants. Learn more from the CDC.

Individuals, Families and Communities
  • NCDHHS recommends everyone continue taking precautions to protect themselves and others from the spread of respiratory illnesses, which includes COVID-19.
    • Wash hands frequently with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds each time.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
    • Use a cloth face covering when you may not be able to keep 6 feet between yourself and other people.
  • It is also good practice to start being more aware of the number of times a day your hands touch an object or hard surface and then touch your face without being washed. Limiting the exposure of your nose, mouth and eyes to unwashed hands can help to protect from the spread of all germs and illnesses.
  • Have a plan in case you need to miss work or other responsibilities due to personal illness or to care for a sick family member.
  • For pregnant women and children, review the information and guidance available on the CDC website.
  • Breastfeeding Guidance

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website at North Carolina resources can be found on the Division of Public Health website at

If you have questions or concerns, call the COVID-19 Helpline toll free at 1-866-462-3821. To submit questions online, go to and select “chat.”