Public Health News and Announcements

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  1. COVID-19 Guidance Simplified, Aligned with Most Respiratory Illnesses

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 1 released revised guidelines related to COVID-19. The new guidance aligns with existing guidance for preventing the spread of other respiratory illnesses such as flu, RSV, and other common respiratory illnesses

  2. Public Health Advisory: Mpox Cases and Exposures Are Rising Among Mecklenburg County Residents

    Public Health leaders report an alarming trend with mpox in Mecklenburg County. Since the start of the year the number of reported mpox cases has risen steadily in the region. 

  3. Office of Violence Prevention Holds Graduation for Peacekeepers Academy Inaugural Cohort

    Mecklenburg County’s Office of Violence Prevention is proud to announce the graduation of its first cohort of the Peacekeepers Academy, a learning series for grassroots organizations working to prevent community violence.

  4. National ‘Give Kids A Smile Day’ to Serve Uninsured Children and Families

    Public Health will participate in National Give Kids A Smile Day, offering free dental services to Mecklenburg County children.

  5. Public Health Recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    Mecklenburg County Public Health will observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Feb. 7. The day was first observed in 1999. 

  6. Vaccine Access Expanded in Response to Rise in Mpox Cases in the Mecklenburg County Region

    Public Health officials are seeing a rise in mpox cases in our region and across North Carolina. Since late 2023, six new cases of mpox were reported among Mecklenburg County residents. Since the beginning of the outbreak in July 2022, Mecklenburg County has reported 255 cases and 715 cases statewide.  

  7. Health Leaders Caution Community to Be Vigilant During Peak Respiratory Virus Season

    Health leaders caution residents that respiratory illnesses including COVID and influenza are circulating at high levels in our community, resulting in spikes in emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

  8. New Law Requires Inspection at More Bars Serving Food  

    Mecklenburg County Public Health will now permit more bars that serve food in Mecklenburg County as Session Law 2023-129, sec 16 (HB 125) goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2024.

  9. County Holds Youth Resource Fair for Middle and High Schoolers

    The Community Engagement Task Group (CETG) will hold its first Youth Resource Fair on Saturday.

  10. New Program to Support Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

    Mecklenburg County Public Health’s Children’s Developmental Services Agency has a new program to help infants and toddlers and their families with mental health needs.