Mecklenburg County Public Health Department Provides COVID-19 Update

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Mecklenburg County Public Health Department provided an update on the county’s preparations and response to COVID-19 after an announcement that a confirmed case of the virus passed through the CLT Airport.

Public Health Update On COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

WATCH LIVE: The Mecklenburg County Public Health Dept. is providing an update on the county's preparations and response to COVID-19.

Posted by WCCB, Charlotte's CW on Monday, March 9, 2020

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport provided a travel update that a Spartanburg County resident who flew through CLT on his way home from Italy has coronavirus. The passenger did not exhibit any symptoms during the time they were at the airport.

The Mecklenburg County Public Health Director Gibbie Harris addressed the situation and stated she had two words for the situation. Those words were calm and caution.

Harris said she wants the public to be aware of the situation but also not to panic.

There is still no confirmed cases of COVID-19  in Mecklenburg County and to date only two confirmed cases in North Carolina. The risk of the general public in North Carolina and Mecklenburg County is low, according to a news release.

For updates on the Charlotte Douglas International Airport COVID-19 travel update, click HERE.

For a guide along with the newest information about the CLT Airport, click HERE.

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