How long will mask wearing last? On May 14th the Governor of North Carolina issued an Executive Order lifting restrictions on social distancing, most capacity limits and masking indoors, but not everywhere. Mecklenburg County Public Health has several COVID-19 recommendations specific to COVID-19 safety in the Mecklenburg community. By now you’ve heard that everyone 12 years and older should get vaccinated. Have you vaccinated your child yet? They’re saying unvaccinated individuals should remain masked in public, especially when indoors, and continue to social distance and avoid large crowds.
Some of my friends are saying that everyone needs to mask in high-risk situations, like crowded spaces, childcare and schools, camps, long term care facilities, health care settings, detention facilities and especially shelters, and I agree! As the Executive Order states, every entity in the County will make its own determination on restrictions, including County, City and Town facilities, restaurants, businesses, etc. For more COVID-19 vaccination events in Mecklenburg County is available at Meck County site or call the Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.