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​County Moves to COVID-19 Community Level Medium

​Mecklenburg County has moved from CDC COVID-19 Community Level Low/Green to COVID-19 Community Level Medium/Yellow.  

"I encourage everyone in our community to be proactive and exercise greater caution. The change to the medium level means that people living with underlying health conditions such as asthma, COPD, high blood pressure, and heart disease or with a weakened immune system should be on higher alert and take additional preventive measures," said Dr. Raynard Washington, Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) director. "To stay safer with both COVID-19 and flu circulating, all individuals should get up to date on vaccines, stay home if you are not feeling well, and consider masking in crowded indoor settings for additional protection."  

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 low to medium reflects a significant increase in positive cases.  

The following are CDC recommendations for people living in counties at COVID-19 Community Level Medium: 

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

  • Get vaccinated at the two 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. 
  • Get tested if you feel ill, either in person at a provider or at home using a test kit. 
  • If you cannot travel, 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