Flu season adds risk as Covid-19 cases increase across the state

Covid-19 cases are rising as the pandemic collides with flu season. Health experts explain distinguishing symptoms and disparities among race and age groups.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 21, 2020

CMS Superintendent diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy after showing symptoms during meeting

CMS says Superintendent Earnest Winston is doing fine after displaying symptoms of facial paralysis during a virtual leadership meeting Tuesday.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 20, 2020

‘We’re moving in the wrong direction’: NC records highest single-day Covid-19 cases since March

State health officials say key metrics are trending negatively as flu season approaches.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 15, 2020

Bars, movie theaters, amusement parks, other venues can reopen under NC’s Phase 3

State’s key metrics remained stable in September, Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday. As a result, North Carolina will enter Phase 3 on Friday.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 30, 2020

Livingstone College, UNCC manage Covid-19 protocols with school reopening

Livingstone College says no positive Covid-19 cases since students returned earlier this month. UNC Charlotte reopens Oct. 1 for select in-person classes after three-week delay.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 29, 2020

Success stories show contact tracing works, but there are few to share

Area health departments have successfully traced only a few large coronavirus outbreaks. More often, they meet resistance.
By David Boraks, WFAE | September 12, 2020

YMCA of Greater Charlotte staggers reopening indoor facilities, beginning Sept. 5

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that gyms and indoor exercise facilities could reopen with 30% capacity as part of North Carolina's Phase 2.5 guidelines.
By QCity Metro Staff | September 3, 2020

Gyms, museums, playgrounds to reopen under NC’s Phase 2.5, Cooper says

Mass gathering limits also increase under the modified reopening, which goes into effect on Friday.
By Katrina Louis | September 1, 2020

Mecklenburg County bans alcohol sales after 11 p.m. in Charlotte, surrounding towns

Restrictions begin Thursday night in unincorporated parts of the county, Charlotte, Davidson, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 22, 2020

NC distributes nearly a million masks to protect farm workers, ensure food supply

Cooper lauds retailers for mask mandates, slams people who refuse to wear face coverings: 'It infringes on the life and liberty of everyone else in the store.'
By QCity Metro Staff | July 21, 2020