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Information on Novel Coronavirus (​COVID-19)

Get Your Vaccine.


Vaccine boosters for kids 5-11: On May 17, 2022, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave emergency use authorization for a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11. Before doses can be administers, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices must meet to approve. Read the news release from the FDA to learn more.

Travel updates: The CDC recommends that everyone aged 2 and older wear a well-fitting mask over the nose and mouth on public transportation and in transportation hubs. Read the May 3 media statement from CDC to learn more.

April 22 - May 5, 2022

Early Warning Indicators
Wastewater Monitoring
Emergency Department (ED) Visits for COVID-19 Symptoms
  • All monitoring sites showed SARS-CoV-2 in over 60% of the wastewater samples tested
  • 473 ED visits during April 22 - May 5
  • ED visits up 42% from previous 2-week period
Health System Capacity ​ ​ ​
Hospital Admissions Reported COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
  • 10% of COVID-19-like illness visits during April 22 - May 5 resulted in hospital admissions
  • April 22 - May 5: 3,624 reported cases; 74% increase from previous 2-week period
  • April 22 - May 5: 0 reported deaths; decrease from previous 2-week period
Vaccination Progress ​ ​ ​
  • Residents with at least one dose: 67%
  • Residents with two doses or one dose of Johnson & Johnson: 64%
  • Residents with one booster/additional dose: 34% ​ ​
Surveillance of Variants ​ ​ ​
Strains present in Mecklenburg County during April 4 - 8:
  • Omicron (BA.2-like): 100%
CDC COVID-19 Community Level
(Combination of new COVID-19 hospital admissions, percent of staffed inpatient hospital beds occupied by patients with COVID-19, 
and new COVID-19 cases)
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  • COVID-19 community level as of May 5: Low

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




*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

We're Here to Answer Your Questions

Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400

Option 3 (English) or Opción 8 (Español)

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This hotline is for general questions regarding COVID-19 and vaccines.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911.