COVID-19 Resources & Updates
The U.S. COVID-19 public health emergency ended on May 11.
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. Please use the interactive map to find locations near you.
ED Visits due to COVID-Like Illness (CLI)
During May 12-25, 2023, there were 267 emergency department (ED) visits for COVID-19-like illness.
(Of those ED visits, 12% resulted in hospital admission.)
As of May 31, 2023, the COVID-19 hospital admission level in Mecklenburg County is LOW. Take the following safety precautions*:
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
- Maintain ventilation improvements.
- Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
- Follow recommendations for isolation if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
- Follow recommendations for what to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19.
- If you are at high risk of getting very sick, talk with a healthcare provider about additional prevention actions.
* 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.
Surveillance of Variants in North Carolina
During May 7-20, 2023, the following strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were present in North Carolina:
- Omicron XBB-like variants made up 96% of samples.
- Omicron CH-like variants made up 2% of samples.
- Other variants made up 2% of samples.
Wastewater Monitoring in Mecklenburg County
As of May 31, 2023, the SARS-CoV-2 virus was found in wastewater in the following amounts:
- 0-20% of the wastewater samples tested at 2 monitoring sites
- 40-60% of the wastewater samples tested at 1 monitoring site
- 60-80% of the wastewater samples tested at 1 monitoring site
Find forms and other COVID-19 resources.