coronavirus

I have “breakthrough COVID.” Here’s what it’s like

This past Thursday was one of the scariest days of my life. It didn’t start that way. I’d taken the day off to kick off my birthday weekend, and...

Some vaccinated Charlotteans are testing positive for COVID-19

Here at Axios Charlotte, we’ve been working in the office since the start of summer. We’re a small team of 12, and everyone is vaccinated. But this...

Will local schools require masks this fall?

Editor’s note: This story was last updated on Tuesday, July 27 at 7:53 p.m. NCDHHS’ latest COVID guidance says K-8 schools should require masks...

The pandemic pushed Charlotteans to drink, a lot

The pandemic changed Charlotteans’ drinking habits. For some, increased alcohol consumption is leading to addiction and other serious health concerns....

Unvaccinated Charlotteans are driving up COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations

COVID-19 metrics in Charlotte are worsening while the vaccination rate is stagnant. Why it matters: Most COVID restrictions have lifted in North Carolina, but...

Charlotte’s low vaccination rate makes it vulnerable to Delta variant

COVID metrics in Charlotte have remained low, but as vaccine distribution slows, the Delta variant is causing concern for local medical professionals....

Charlotte’s biggest airline cancels flights as post-COVID travel ramps up

After cutting 40,000 jobs because of a sharp decline in travel last year, American Airlines is dealing with an increased demand for air travel at the same time...

North Carolina launches $1 million giveaway to incentivize vaccinations

Gov. Cooper on Thursday announced that North Carolina will begin a $1 million cash drawing program to encourage people to get the coronavirus vaccine....

Charlotte restaurant owners say post-COVID recovery will take years

Right as COVID restrictions lifted, restaurant owners were hit with a new set of challenges that lengthened an already long road to recovery. Why it matters:...

Vaccine etiquette: What employers can and can’t ask you when returning to in-person work

HIPAA protections don’t apply to the COVID vaccine, so you might start getting asked about vaccination status more often, including from employers. Why...

COVID trends continue to improve since N.C. lifted most restrictions

It’s been just over a week since COVID-related restrictions were lifted, including the mask mandate, and metrics have remained encouraging. Why it...

Some Charlotte businesses still require masks. Here’s why

Despite the mask mandate’s exit last week, some Charlotte businesses have decided to keep theirs in place for now. Why it matters: After a year of being...