coronavirus

Omicron shows signs of relenting in Charlotte

COVID-19 cases in Mecklenburg County are starting to plateau. What’s happening: The Charlotte area hasn’t “turned a corner like some parts...

On the front lines with StarMed’s CEO during the intense Omicron surge

There’s a line again today, same as yesterday, same as New Year’s Day and Christmas. There’s always a line. Mike Estramonte walks across...

North Carolina isn’t tracking at-home COVID tests

So you manage to secure an at-home COVID-19 test — and then you test positive. What next? North Carolina doesn’t require people who take at-home tests...

Where to find COVID-19 tests in Charlotte

It’s not easy to find a COVID-19 test in the Charlotte area these days. At-home rapid tests fly off the shelves at retailers like Walgreens and CVS....

5 ways pandemic money helped, and failed, those in need

As the coronavirus caused economic ruin, lawmakers from the city to the federal level scrambled to deploy billions of dollars to help stave off some of the...

First N.C. Omicron case found in Charlotte

A UNC Charlotte student tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Mecklenburg County announced Friday. It’s the first confirmed case of the...

Q&A: What the Omicron variant might mean for Charlotte and your holiday plans

While Americans feasted on turkeys and put up our Christmas trees, scientists halfway across the world in South Africa detected a new COVID variant: Omicron....

Stimulus aid for foster youth failed to reach most who were eligible

Editor’s note: Axios is using the name Stella as an alias to protect her safety from a troubling family situation.  Stella had just found an apartment...

Charlotte must not squander $700 million in pandemic relief money

From piloting a universal basic income program to purchasing hotels to house the homeless, cities and states are coming up with new ways to spend $350 billion...

COVID’s return: COVID vaccines for kids, new vaccine mandate for big employers

This is a running stream of COVID-19 updates. It was last updated on Nov. 8, 2021 at 8:30am. Charlotte-area medical providers last week started distributing...

Here’s how the city will spend $60 million in pandemic relief

Charlotte City Council voted to allocate $60 million in federal pandemic relief funds to areas that have been affected by COVID-19. But there’s little...

What to know about COVID-19 booster shots in Charlotte

Editor’s note: This story was updated on Thursday, Oct. 21 to include information about Pfizer boosters. Charlotte health care providers are...