Sanitation workers soldier on during Covid crisis despite risks

N.C. sanitation workers voice their concerns and share how their jobs have changed during the pandemic as an essential worker.
By Aaliyah Bowden, North Carolina Health News | July 10, 2020

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Chamber awarded $200,000 to support businesses shut down by coronavirus

Board chair says direct business entrepreneurial support and funding are part of the Chamber's new direction.
By Katrina Louis | July 9, 2020

Voice actor’s message to “wear a mask” comes after losing dad and his own Covid-19 battle

George Washington III contracted Covid-19 from his dad, who contracted it while attending his mom's funeral.
By Sabrina Clark | July 9, 2020

N.C. reports 2,000-plus new Covid-19 cases in a single day, a state record

State health officials warn residents celebrating the Fourth of July to wear face coverings, avoid crowds and wash hands often.
By Glenn Burkins | July 4, 2020

CMS leaders discuss reopening plans for upcoming school year

While school officials await direction from Gov. Roy Cooper on fall reopening, they discuss three plans during special meeting Wednesday.
By Katrina Louis | July 2, 2020

Residents in Statesville homeless shelter will transition to motel living

More than 120 people live inside homeless shelters with at least one of the CDC’s identified Covid-19 risk conditions, says Roof Above.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 1, 2020

“It’s kind of terrifying how little has changed”: Reflecting on two pandemics faced by the Black & LGBTQ community

This June marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride parade, which arose in protest against police brutality and for the rights of LGBTQ people. Health equity has always been an indispensable part of that struggle.
By Hannah Critchfield, North Carolina Health News | June 30, 2020

Gov. Cooper hits ‘pause’ on Phase 3 reopening; orders wearing of face coverings

Phase 2 extended until July 17 as numbers of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to climb.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 24, 2020

Mayor Vi Lyles wants a statewide requirement for protective face coverings

In a series of tweets Tuesday, the Charlotte mayor said she has asked Gov. Roy Cooper to implement just such a requirement.
By Glenn Burkins | June 24, 2020

City of Charlotte launches $30 million grant program for small businesses

Grant program provides between $10,000 and $25,000 to Charlotte-based small businesses impacted by Covid-19.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 23, 2020