coronavirus

Charlotte’s gyms are barely hanging on

North Carolina is one of five states, including Puerto Rico, that requires gyms to remain closed statewide due to the coronavirus pandemic. Around Charlotte,...

Current status of coronavirus in Charlotte: Governor Cooper extends phase two until September

This story was last updated at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5. We’ll continue to regularly update it. Any new information will be added below and...

As some students return to campus, young people share their experiences with Covid-19

Originally published by the NC News Intern Corps COVID-19 has killed and debilitated many older adults in North Carolina, but young people, while less likely...

During phase two, Charlotte bars should be closed. Why are some opening anyway?

The Facebook post heard ’round the city: Pins Mechanical Co. wrote on Facebook Thursday to announce its reopening. “REUNITED AND IT FEELS SOOO...

A few of Charlotte’s largest companies just told employees they’ll work from home for the rest of 2020. Will others follow?

This story was last updated on Thursday, July 30, at 2:40 p.m. When Charlotte companies made the quick shift to all-remote work back in March, they had no idea...

Who’s in charge of making sure Charlotte businesses follow coronavirus restrictions?

This story was last updated at 10:40 a.m. on Monday, July 20. It seems like every weekend that passes, another video surfaces showing late-night revelers...

County officials will implement a late-night alcohol sales ban. Here’s how it could work

County and city leaders are drafting an order that prohibits alcohol sales in restaurants after 10 p.m. This is the latest effort by local leaders to flatten...

Restaurants’ responses to COVID-19 cases vary greatly — from closures and press releases to discreet cleanings

Since restaurants reopened at limited capacity a little more than a month ago, there’s been a slow trickle of business owners announcing that a staff...

Charlotte’s Latinx community accounts for over a third of COVID-19 cases. Why these numbers keep rising, and how to get help

Most days Magbis Nunez Love works her way through the Levine Cancer Institute supporting Latinx cancer patients. She gives them the advice she was grateful to...

Statewide mask mandate starts Friday. Here’s what you need to know, and where to buy a mask

Governor Roy Cooper announced a statewide mask mandate on Wednesday afternoon, making it mandatory for North Carolina residents to wear a mask in public. This...

Raleigh just approved a mask mandate. Why hasn’t Charlotte?

This story was last updated at 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. Wear a face covering. No, really, just wear it. See, when we say it, you can argue with us or...

Is N.C. on track to move into phase three? It’s complicated

Since Memorial Day weekend, lakes and parks have been packed, Saturday night lines outside of popular South End breweries and restaurants are back, and...