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​County Moves to COVID-19 Community Level Medium

8/12/2022

​As of today, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, Mecklenburg County has moved from CDC COVID-19 Community Level High/Orange down to  COVID 19 Community Level Medium/Yellow.  

The COVID-19 Community Level tool helps people decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest COVID-19 data in their community. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. The change from high to medium in the County reflects a decrease in positive cases and hospital admission rates.  

"This is a positive sign for the community, but the situation can change quickly,” said Dr. Raynard Washington, director, Mecklenburg County Public Health. “I urge everyone to continue to safeguard yourselves and your loved ones.” 

Get the latest updated guidelines from the CDC

Everyone can take these precautions now to protect yourself and others from COVID-19: 

  • Get vaccinated at the two Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) locations (Southeast Health Department, 249 Billingsley Road, Charlotte and Northwest Health Department, 2845 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte) or at a local provider, pharmacy, or community clinic or event. 

  • Get tested if you feel ill, either in person at a provider or testing event or at home using a test kit. 

  • If you cannot travel, request a mobile vaccination visit and order free at-home test kits delivered to your home. 

  • If you feel ill and are at high risk of hospitalization, visit the federal Test to Treat locator to find locations that offer testing, diagnosis, and treatment in one place.  

For more information about Mecklenburg County's COVID-19 indicators, vaccines, testing, treatment, and resources, visit mecknc.gov/COVID-19