Public Health Director Announces Three-Week Directive to Protect Residents from COVID-19
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Mecklenburg County continue to grow at an exponential rate – from an average of 100 cases per day in September, to an average of 900 cases per day in mid-January – Public Health is issuing a specific directive for the people of Mecklenburg County for the next three weeks. The Directive is effective immediately and will remain in effect for the next three weeks, until February 2, 2021.
The Directive was announced Tuesday afternoon by Public Health Director Gibbie Harris during the Board of County Commissioners Budget and Public Policy meeting.
"The exponential growth in the number of COVID- 19 cases, hospitalizations and related deaths require immediate action on the part of every member of our community," said Public Health Director Gibbie Harris.
The Directive instructs individuals in Mecklenburg County to take several immediate actions including (but not limited to):
A full list of immediate actions individuals should take is available here and is attached for your convenience.
More information about the COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County and the COVID-19 vaccine is available at www.MeckNC.gov/COVID-19 or by calling the Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.
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