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COVID-19 Resources & Updates

On May 11, the COVID-19 US public health emergency ended. Right now, everyone in Mecklenburg County can still get free or low-cost COVID-19 care while supplies last, including vaccines, at-home test kits, and treatment. As supplies run out, however, these items may have associated costs.

We remain committed to ensuring that all community members have access to COVID-19 care, including vaccines, at-home test kits, and face masks. Please use the interactive map to find locations near you.

Mecklenburg County COVID-19 Data as of May 25, 2023*

*NOTE: With the end of the public health emergency (PHE) declaration on May 11, 2023,  the CDC changed how it reports COVID-19 data. As a result, the dashboard on this page displays a different set of measures than were previously reported.

Emergency Department (ED) Visits for COVID-19-like Illness in Mecklenburg County

During May 5-18, 2023, there were 238 ED visits for COVID-19-like illness.

  • Of the 238 ED visits, 14% resulted in hospital admissions.

As of May 25, 2023, the COVID-19 hospital admission level in Mecklenburg County is LOW. Take the following safety precautions*:

* 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.

Wastewater Monitoring in Mecklenburg County

As of May 24, 2023, the SARS-CoV-2 virus was found in wastewater in the following amounts:

  • 0-20% of the wastewater samples tested at 1 monitoring site
  • 20-40% of the wastewater samples tested at 1 monitoring site
  • 40-60% of the wastewater samples tested at 2 monitoring sites
Surveillance of Variants in North Carolina

During April 23 – May 6, 2023, the following strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were present in North Carolina:

  • Omicron XBB-like variants made up 97.4% of samples.
  • Omicron CH-like variants made up 1.3% of samples.
  • Other variants made up 1.3% of samples.

Find forms and other COVID-19 resources.




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.