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​COVID-19 Reminders for the Public


Mecklenburg County Public Health, City of Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management, and our response partners in the COVID-19 pandemic would like to remind our community of the following important reminders:

  • To help reduce the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect the community, Mecklenburg County Public Health approved an Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings (effective March 16). This order prohibits all indoor public and private gatherings and outdoor gatherings within an enclosed space of 50 persons or more anywhere in Mecklenburg County until April 12.


  • Mecklenburg County has closed all gyms and health clubs. This is in addition to the prohibition of mass gatherings. All gyms and health clubs are to remain closed until further notice. 


  • North Carolina has closed restaurants and bars for dine-in service. This includes patrons eating on outdoor patios. Patrons can pick up to-go food only. 

  • North Carolina has closed Public Schools K-12 as of March 16 for at least two weeks.

  • Mecklenburg County residents are allowed to go outside. Parks remain open but facilities including restrooms will be closed. Residents are encouraged to assume that all surfaces in a public space may be contaminated with COVID-19 and should treat them as such.

  • Those interested in volunteer opportunities can call the volunteer hotline at EITHER (704) 432-4127 OR (704) 432-4187. 

  • There are a number of help lines that have been established. For guidance on which line to call, go to the Call Center Information Table.

This is still a serious situation and will continue to evolve. As of 10:00 a.m. this morning, there are 77 confirmed cases in Mecklenburg County. All residents in our community, regardless of age and health should take the situation seriously and take precautions to keep themselves and others safe. Mecklenburg County will continue to issue guidance on protective actions.

The best resources for accurate, updated information for our community is the County's website,, and the City's website,, in addition to the CDC's COVID-19 website, and State Division of Public Health's website

close alert Health Alert: To prevent spread of COVID-19, County services are operating at a limited capacity.