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Information on Novel Coronavirus (​COVID-19)

Get Your Vaccine.


Vaccine boosters for kids 5-11: As of May 19, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children age 5 and older get a booster dose at least 5 months after their second COVID-19 vaccine dose. Read the news release from the NC Department of Health and Human Services to learn more.

Mecklenburg County Public Health is now offering booster doses for children ages 5 and older. Check our COVID-19 vaccine page for hours and locations, and visit to find other providers offering this booster dose.

Travel updates: The CDC recommends that everyone aged 2 and older wear a well-fitting mask over the nose and mouth on public transportation and in transportation hubs. Read the May 3 media statement from CDC to learn more.

(UPDATED MAY 25, 2022)

Early Warning Indicators
Wastewater Monitoring
Emergency Department (ED) Visits for COVID-19 Symptoms
  • All monitoring sites showed SARS-CoV-2 in over 40% of the wastewater samples tested
  • 667 ED visits during May 6 - 19
  • ED visits increased 29% from previous 2-week period
Health System Capacity ​ ​ ​
Hospital Admissions Reported COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
  • 7% of COVID-19-like illness visits during May 6 - 19 resulted in hospital admissions
  • May 6 - 19: 5,870 reported cases; 62% increase from previous 2-week period
  • May 6 - 19: 2 reported deaths; no change from previous 2-week period
Vaccination Progress ​ ​ ​
  • Residents with at least one dose: 68%
  • Residents with two doses or one dose of Johnson & Johnson: 64%
  • Residents with one booster/additional dose: 35% ​ ​
Surveillance of Variants ​ ​ ​
Strains present in Mecklenburg County during April 26 - May 6:
  • Omicron (BA.2-like): 98%
  • Omicron (BA.1-like): 2%
CDC COVID-19 Community Level
(Combination of new COVID-19 hospital admissions, percent of staffed inpatient hospital beds occupied by patients with COVID-19, 
and new COVID-19 cases)​ ​ ​
  • COVID-19 community level as of May 19: Low

COVID-19 Safety Precautions Based on COVID-19 Community Level*




*People may choose to wear a mask at any time. People with COVID-19 symptoms, positive COVID-19 test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask around others.


Multilingual Websites

NC Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control


Mecklenburg County Public Health

NC Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control

We're Here to Answer Your Questions

Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400

Option 3 (English) or Opción 8 (Español)

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This hotline is for general questions regarding COVID-19 and vaccines.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911.