coronavirus

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...

Long’s Dry Cleaning closing up shop in Charlotte

Shortly after winning a 2021 Best of the Best award from Charlotte Magazine, Long’s Dry Cleaning is closing its last Charlotte location this Friday....

COVID testing demand skyrockets in Charlotte

If you’re planning to get a COVID-19 test in Charlotte, be prepared to wait a while. What’s happening: Demand for COVID-19 testing in the Charlotte...

Who’s behind the “Don’t get vaccinated” ad stunt?

Social media is buzzing about a message from a “funeral home” at Sunday’s Panthers game. Driving the news: A black truck was seen making...

COVID’s return: Big college football weekend didn’t result in COVID outbreaks in Charlotte

This is a running stream of COVID-19 updates. It was last updated on Sept. 13, 2021 at 11am. One of the biggest weekends in live sports in Charlotte history...

More people of color are getting vaccinated, but inequities persist

More people of color are getting vaccinated, data shows, a bright spot as COVID-19 worsens. But gaps remain, and advocates say that progress is too slow....

How effective were North Carolina’s vaccine incentives?

State health officials have repeatedly upped the monetary ante to incentivize people to get a COVID-19 vaccine this summer. The incentives ranged from a...

COVID in Charlotte will get worse before it gets better, Atrium Health says

Atrium Health expects COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations to keep rising for the next two to four weeks before they start declining, Dr. Katie Passaretti said...

Delta variant threatens Charlotte’s big fall plans

The current surge of coronavirus cases is threatening to upend the return to “normalcy” this fall that Charlotte has been eagerly awaiting. Zoom...

Charlotte sees a ‘dramatic uptick’ in kids’ coronavirus cases before school starts

Novant pediatrician Dr. Catherine Ohmstede delivered the unsettling news last week that Novant has seen “a dramatic uptick” in the number of...

CMS will require masks this school year

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board voted 8-1 Friday to require face coverings inside all schools for the upcoming academic year. The decision follows a...

Private employers should require proof of vaccine, NC governor says

Gov. Cooper on Thursday issued new guidance urging private employers to require workers to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. If employees remain...