Traditionally, we travel to see family and friends over the holidays to celebrate. Unfortunately, a "traditional" Thanksgiving must look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Travel and gatherings with individuals outside of your household should be avoided. If you must gather, do so outside and strictly adhere to the 3 Ws. Any gathering that does not adhere to the 3 Ws risks further spread of COVID-19 and should be avoided before, during and after Thanksgiving. Information regarding getting tested before the holiday is available in English and Spanish.
Public Health has put together some tips for staying safe over the holiday --
The Thanksgiving Safety Tips are available in English and Spanish.
No cost COVID-19 testing is available at the NW Health Department (2845 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte) Monday through Friday. Beginning, Tuesday, November 17, hours are extended to 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. until further notice. No cost COVID-19 testing is also available at many sites in our StarMed Healthcare, Walgreens Pharmacy, CVS Health, community health centers, and many other primary care providers throughout the County. To locate specific testing sites, visit the testing site locator on mecknc.gov/covid-19 or you can call the County's COVID-19 Hotline at 980-314-9400. If asked, Mecklenburg County is an area experiencing high community transmission and individuals traveling or attending gatherings have been prioritized for testing by the NC DHHS.
More stay safe tips, including information in multiple languages, are available on the County's website here. If you have questions, need advice or want to report a high-risk situation, you can call Public Health's COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information on COVID-19 visit MeckNC.gov.
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County services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400