COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Information on city actions in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat will be posted on this page. Employees, visit cityofws.org/covid19employee.

Latest News: May 29, 2020Coronavirus Update graphic with coronavirus sketch and Winston-Salem logo

Recreation & Parks Phase 2 Changes

The following service changes will begin on June 1:

  • Shelter reservations will resume for groups of 25 or less.
  • Salem Lake bait shop will reopen from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for limited sales and restroom access. Outdoor restrooms remain closed.
  • Tours of Historic Bethabara Park will resume by appointment only for groups of 10 or less. The visitor’s center will reopen Saturdays & Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Read more details on Recreation & Parks changes.

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May 28

Brush collection and code enforcement in Winston-Salem will resume Monday, June 1. Also on June 1, city residents will again be charged fees for taking yard waste to the Forum 52 and Overdale Road yard-waste processing facilities. Read more.

May 7

The city of Winston-Salem is following Governor Roy Cooper’s executive orders regarding COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. Friday, May 8, the city will follow the guidelines for reopening the economy that are enacted by Cooper. Visit the state webpage for specifics, including frequently asked questions and full text of the order.