COVID-19 percent-positivity rate above 8% in Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County is now even further from lifting the indoor mask mandate, which would have to fall below a 5% positivity rate for seven days.
Mecklenburg County is now even further from lifting the indoor mask mandate, which would have to fall below a 5% positivity rate for seven days.
Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 6:30 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2021 at 6:31 AM EST
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MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - COVID-19 numbers are on the rise in Mecklenburg County.

According to county information, Mecklenburg County is back in the orange Monday morning at an 8.7% positivity rate as of just before 11 a.m.

That positivity rate has been steadily rising over the past several days.

Mecklenburg County is now even further from lifting the indoor mask mandate, which would have to fall below a 5% positivity rate for seven days.

With those increasing numbers, Mecklenburg County is making it easier for residents to get tested for COVID-19.

Related: Mecklenburg Co. officials vote to change guidelines for when mask mandate can be lifted

VACCINE TEAM: Complete coverage

Starting Monday, free, take-home COVID-19 tests will be available in Mecklenburg County. Earlier this year, the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department partnered with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library to distribute at-home COVID-19 tests.

The tests are for those who have trouble accessing local testing sites or cannot purchase a test online or at a nearby pharmacy.

The entire list of locations for at-home tests can be found here.

Additionally, Novant Health is moving its COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Monday.

According to the health system, Novant Health’s East Mecklenburg location in Charlotte, off Independence Boulevard, is moving to a new location at 125 Baldwin Ave.

According to the health system, Novant Health’s East Mecklenburg location in Charlotte is moving to a new location at 125 Baldwin Ave.

All patients who have a scheduled vaccination on or after Dec. 6, including second and booster doses, will now go to Novant Health Medical Group’s Baldwin Avenue location, officials said.

That new location will be open for vaccination appointments on Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. COVID-19 test appointments will take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Novant Health Medical Group’s Baldwin Avenue location will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Dec. 31.

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