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Information on Novel Coronavirus (​COVID-19)

The CDC is recommending a new COVID-19 booster that targets the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron variant. The new "bivalent" formulation of the Pfizer vaccine is recommended as a booster for individuals ages 5 and older, and the new "bivalent" formulation of the Moderna vaccine is recommended as a booster for individuals ages 6 and older. Read the October 12 news release from the CDC for more information.

Visit an MCPH clinic or local pharmacy to get your bivalent booster and flu shot. Visit our COVID-19 vaccines page for more information.
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Safety & Prevention
Quarantine & Isolation

For Community Members
For Parents & Caregivers
For Businesses


Early Warning Indicators
Wastewater Monitoring
Emergency Department (ED) Visits for COVID-19 Symptoms
  • All monitoring sites showed SARS-CoV-2 in more than 40% of the wastewater samples tested
  • Indicates moderate transmission of illness in County
  • 806 ED visits during November 4 - 17
    • 8% increase from previous 2-week period
  • Indicates some strain on emergency medical services in County
Health System Capacity
Hospital Admissions Reported COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
  • 10.2% of COVID-19-like illness visits during November 4 - 17 resulted in hospital admissions
  • Indicates little strain on hospital systems in County
  • 1,517 reported cases during November 4 - 17
    • 21% decrease from previous 2-week period
  • 7 reported deaths during November 4 - 17
    • Increase from previous 2-week period
  • Indicates moderate transmission of illness in County
Vaccination Progress ​ ​ ​
  • 68% of residents have gotten at least 1 vaccine dose
  • 64% of residents have gotten the primary vaccine series (2 doses of Pfizer, Moderna, or Novavax or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson)
  • 43% of residents have gotten the primary vaccine series and at least 1 booster/additional vaccine dose
CDC COVID-19 Community Level
Combination of new COVID-19 hospital admissions, number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19, and new COVID-19 cases
Surveillance of Variants
Strains present in Mecklenburg County during October 27 - November 3
  • COVID-19 Community Level as of November 28: Low
  • Indicates low burden of illness on County resources
Image showing Mecklenburg County's COVID-19 Community Level as low
  • Omicron (BA.5-like): 51%
  • Omicron (BQ-like): 20%
  • Omicron (other): 14%
  • Omicron (BF-like): 8%
  • Omicron (BA.4-like): 7%
Image showing COVID-19 strains in Mecklenburg County

COVID-19 Safety Precautions Based on COVID-19 Community Level*




  • Follow all recommendations for Low level PLUS the following recommendations:

*People may choose to wear a mask at any time. People with COVID-19 symptoms, positive COVID-19 test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask around others.


Multilingual Websites

NC Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control


Mecklenburg County Public Health

NC Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control