The B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 has been identified in Forsyth County, which has been found to be more contagious, though early research found that it has no impact on the severity of the disease or the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine.
No cost COVID-19 testing continues at our regular locations at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and EMS Triangle Station.
Forsyth County Department of Public Health, Novant Health, and Wake Forest Baptist Health are partnering to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to school employees and child care providers starting on Feb. 24.
The Forsyth County Department of Public Health is opening up another set of appointments at approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building. These appointments are for Monday, Feb. 22, and are only open to healthcare workers and individuals over age 65.
Forsyth County Department of Public Health, Novant Health, and Wake Forest Baptist Health are partnering to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in historically marginalized populations.
Forsyth County Department of Public Health is partnering with Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) for COVID-19 vaccination transportation. WSTA is providing free rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments to residents who need it.