covid

Mecklenburg County has moved back to 'high' levels of transmission.

Parts of the Charlotte region are now listed as 'code red' for COVID by the CDC.

  The partnership between the Stay Well Campaign and Cobb Institute to increase vaccine access in black and brown communities has already produced respectable results. With a host of pop-up events attended by more than 3,000 people, the work of increasing local vaccinations is contributing to national dosage results – hovering close to 77% of […]

A recent study found that students in North Carolina schools are more likely to be exposed to COVID during lunch periods when masks are taken off. 92% of COVID-19 exposures in North Carolina schools happened when students were allowed to take their masks off indoors. 39% of exposures happened during lunch and 13% were traced […]

The Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board announced ABC stores will have modified hours beginning Jan. 10. Stores will now open at 12:30 p.m. as opposed to 10:00 a.m. They will continue to close at 9:00 p.m. The change is a result of labor shortages due to rising COVID-19 cases. Read the full story here. 

One of Charlotte’s local college teams is closing its doors to fans for about three weeks. The Charlotte 49ers said Friday that home game attendance will be limited until Jan. 24. This comes after rising concerns about COVID-19 infections and the Omicron variant. The team is believed to be the first collegiate athletic program in the country […]

As parents, we are concerned about our children’s safety, especially when they are out of our sight. With rising covid cases and students making their way back into the classroom, there may be even more concern. Here are a few tips to keep your children safe and relieve some of your worry: Talk to your […]

Although there have been concerns about the safety of returning to in-person instruction, CMS teachers and students will return to the classroom this week. Teachers returned today for a workday while students are scheduled to return tomorrow, Jan. 4. The district has acknowledged safety concerns and sent parents a voicemail addressing their plans to keep […]

It seems like the entire world is talking about the current climate of the pandemic. This can have negative impacts on our mental health. Although it may seem difficult to remain positive during these times, there are some ways that you can maintain your mental health. Limit the amount of time you spend watching the […]

COVID cases may be soaring but many schools in Charlotte are planning to proceed with in-person classes during the spring semester. Universities such as Queens University and Johnson & Wales have implemented new vaccine and booster mandates for students and staff prior to returning. Students should check with their universities to determine if their university […]

It’s almost that time of year… the end of the year! While you may have some plans for this upcoming New Year’s Eve, you may want to consider safety when deciding what to do. This weekend is expected to be crowded with Charlotte residents bringing in the new year at local bars, clubs and restaurants. […]

With the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus spreading throughout the nation, it is becoming more important that we get tested often and know our status. For residents in Mecklenburg County, free COVID-19 test kits are being offered at various libraries in the area. Kits will be available for residents who have trouble accessing […]