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Welcome to Rowan County, North Carolina

Rowan County Worker & Business Resources

COVID-19 has brought dramatic changes to our community in a very short time. Rowan County Tourism, Rowan EDC and the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce have come together to provide guidance and resources for our workers and local businesses impacted by COVID-19. 

Visit the Rowan County COVID-19 Worker & Business Resources Site for information on unemployment benefits, available jobs, business resources, guidelines, federal, state and local updates regarding impacted industries.  For the most up to date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Rowan County Health Department. For health related questions for local officials, please visit their COVID-19 updates page, or email

Governor Cooper mandated a statewide 30 day stay in place order as of 5 p.m. on March 30, 2020. More information about the order, as well as questions about what is considered an essential business, can be found here.


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Visit Rowan County is continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 virus as it related to North Carolina and Rowan County. Our main focus is the well-being of our community and visitors. While this situation remains fluid, we continue to seek the recommendations of state and local partners. Visit Rowan County has closed their visitor center. For additional information, cancellations and postponements and ways to help our local businesses, please visit our travel advisory page.


Travel Advisory from VisitNC & NCDHHS

North Carolina is strongly urging residents and visitors to take precautions relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19), including social distancing and avoiding nonessential travel. For more information on North Carolina relating to coronavirus, visitors can go to the website for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.