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
How these health entrepreneurs continue to serve up wellness despite pandemic challenges
Three small-business owners in the health sector shed light on a challenging 2020, in the final part of Black Power Moves.
By Kallan Louis | August 31, 2020
Black workers are more likely to be unemployed but less likely to get unemployment benefits
More people than ever became eligible for unemployment benefits after Congress included part-time and gig workers, but the data shows that hasn’t solved a huge racial disparity. Here’s why.
By Ava Kofman and Hannah Fresques, ProPublica | August 25, 2020
Charlotte’s Black media publishers open up about longevity and managing through the pandemic
Part Two of the Black Power Moves series dives into the challenges and opportunities for Charlotte’s flagship Black media companies.
By Kallan Louis | August 17, 2020
Mecklenburg detention officer dies after contracting Covid-19
The 51-year-old woman had no recent contact with jail inmates, the Sheriff's Office reported.
By Glenn Burkins | August 14, 2020
CMS to roll out meal program for students during school closings
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will provide breakfast and lunch meal bundles for students while schools remain closed due to coronavirus safety concerns.
By Katrina Louis | August 11, 2020
Block Love Charlotte: Grassroots giving scaled in response to Covid-19
Our spotlight on Black Philanthropy Month continues.
By Sarafina Wright | August 5, 2020
Behind the scenes with this Charlotte microbiologist who created a food delivery service
During a time when public health is top of mind, TakeNow Delivery is adding a bit of science to ensure food safety.
By Sabrina Clark | August 3, 2020