EXPIRED: Refer to updated proclamation
City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
Mask Mandate Proclamation Updated to Include All Schools, Public, Private and Parochial
Face Coverings will be Required in ALL Indoor Public Places,
Regardless of Vaccination Status
Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte have updated the third amended joint proclamation of the Chairman of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners and the Mayor of the City of Charlotte to clarify that ALL schools (public, private and parochial) and all businesses (public and private) are now required to wear Face Coverings in all indoor public places.
The proclamation continues to mandate that Face Coverings be worn in any indoor public place, business, or establishment within the City of Charlotte and the unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County, regardless of vaccination status. This requirement applies to all individuals who are at least five years of age.
There are exceptions to the face covering mandate. Face Coverings do not need to be worn by someone who:
Anyone who declines to wear a Face Covering for any of these exemptions will not be required to produce documentation or any other proof of a condition. Everyone is asked to tell the truth – and if they are healthy and able to wear a Face Covering – to wear a Face Covering so that they do not put other people at risk of serious illness and death.
Wearing a Face Covering does not mean that getting the COVID-19 vaccination is not important. While it is possible for vaccinated persons to become infected, and pass the virus to others, the vast majority of infected persons, and the most severe cases of the illness are those who have not been vaccinated. The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County urge everyone who is eligible to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to reduce infection rates and not require additional restrictions.
This proclamation went into effect Saturday, August 21, 2021, and will be in effect through September 20, 2021, unless sooner rescinded or terminated.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information about the mask mandate, the vaccine and COVID-19, please visit mecknc.gov/covid-19.
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Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.