COVID-19

If you don’t want to wait for those free COVID-19 tests you ordered online, you may be able to grab a couple on Saturday. Beginning tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, Mecklenburg County Public Health will distribute a limited number of free at-home COVID-19 tests. Tests can be picked up from the following locations: […]

More COVID-19 testing sites are opening around Mecklenburg County today. Avoid the long wait times at other locations by checking out some of the new sites below. Read the full story here. Park Expo Center 2500 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28205 Mon. – Frid. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m First Baptist Church of Cornelius […]

The plan to distribute 400 million free N95 masks to Americans under President Biden’s Administration begins this week. Each adult will be eligible to receive three free masks. The non-surgical N95 masks are designed to filter out 95% of particles. Walgreens and CVS will be distributing a select number of masks this week. It could take […]

Beginning today, Jan. 24, students at UNC Charlotte will return to campus for in-person learning. The semester began virtually on Jan. 10 due to rising COVID-19 cases. Before returning on campus, students must have proof of vaccination with a booster shot if eligible or a negative test. Masks are still required on campus. Read the […]

With new COVID-19 variants becoming more contagious, it may be time to toss that cloth mask out for a medical-grade one. Starting next week, the Biden Administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available to Americans at no cost. Masks will be available for pickup at pharmacies and community health centers. Distrubtion will start […]

StarMed Healthcare is not only providing COVID-19 tests, it is also providing the first antiviral pill to treat COVID-19. The pill is available to treat adults with mild to moderate symptoms. The pill named molnupiravir is most effective when taken within five days of being diagnosed with COVID-19. Clinical trials showed that the pill reduced patient hospitalization […]

FYI… getting a COVID-19 test has just got a little easier. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 19, you can order free rapid COVID-19 test kits through the government at the following website www.covidtests.gov. A total of four test kits can be ordered per household. Feel free to share this information with your family members, relatives, and friends. […]

If you have an upcoming wellness appointment with Atrium Health, you may have to reschedule. Atrium Health has announced that it is canceling some wellness appointments to provide for patients in need of immediate care due to COVID-19. This cancellations apply to family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatric offices. There will be no changes to wellness […]

Teachers in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district are having to balance multiple challenges during the pandemic and some say their pay is not enough. In addition to dealing with a shortage of teachers and increased workloads due to the pandemic, teachers have had to deal with more lockdowns and school violence. Olympic High School teacher, Teila Hand-Broadnax says […]

Alright parents, while we want to send our children back to school, let’s make sure we’re talking to them about how to keep themselves safe while there. Positive COVID-19 cases for both students and staff at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have increased over the past week. From Jan. 3 to Jan. 9, CMS reported 1,249 positive student cases. This is […]

The Charlotte 49ers basketball game against the Old Dominion Monarchs has been postponed due to COVID protocols. The teams were set to play Saturday, Jan. 8. Charlotte officials say the decision was made in adherence to protocols within ODU men’s basketball program. Officials say the teams will work to potentially reschedule the game for a […]

Parents, as we send our children off to school, let’s remember to keep our teachers in mind. Rising COVID cases are leading to staff shortages and extra strain on those working in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Systems. Reports show 119 CMS staff have recently tested positive from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2. CMS also reported that […]