Mecklenburg County government serves over 1 million residents throughout Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill & Pineville, NC.
Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from the western part of Anson County and the first official governmental action took place in February 1763. Learn more about the history of Mecklenburg County government at www.mecknc.gov.
Mission: To serve Mecklenburg County residents by helping improve their lives and community.
Skip the lines and shop online. It's safer and you can still support small, local businesses. Many businesses will allow you to shop online or order over the phone and pick up at the curb.
If you do go out, avoid crowds and follow the 3 Ws: wear a mask, wait 6 feet apart and wash your hands. And download the SlowCOVIDNC app. It will let you know (anonymously) if someone you were near has COVID-19.
Our average daily COVID-19 cases are 4 times higher than they were just a month ago. By now you know the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is with your household. But, what if you've already decided to gather or travel? Here's Public Health Director Gibbie Harris with some tips.
Indigenous people have been in North Carolina at least 15,000 years. Today, 122,000 American Indians still live in NC, the sixth largest Indian population in the country. Learn more about North Carolina tribes for Native American Heritage Month » https://meck.co/3fxiww3
Depending on the size of your turkey, you may need to start thawing it TODAY! Whether your bird is fresh or frozen, stuffed or not, avoid food-borne illnesses.
Follow our four turkey safety tips to prepare your Thanksgiving bird without worries. From thawing to handling, stuffing and cooking.
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We all want to see our family IRL during the holidays, but this year it might be safer to just stay home.
Here are some virtual ways to celebrate the season with loved ones:
- Plan a video dinner party
- Share a Thanksgiving playlist
- Have a virtual holiday movie night
- Stream the big game online
- Play an online version of your favorite board games
How are you getting creative this Thanksgiving? #CountOnMeCLT
You can still apply for help with your tax bill. The HOMES program helps low income and moderate income families stay in their homes. The Board of County Commissioners extended the deadline and made the program available to more families. Apply » https://meck.co/37mcPPG
An average of 8.7% of County residents tested for COVID-19 have been positive in the last week. Average daily cases and hospitalizations also continue to increase » https://meck.co/395bGN5
The safest gatherings this holiday season are virtual or with people in your household. If you plan to gather, get tested 3-4 days ahead of time. If you're sick, stay home » https://meck.co/36KWXEf
We're resuming our news conference with County Manager Dena R. Diorio and Deputy Health Director Dr. Raynard Washington who are providing an update on the County's response to COVID-19.
County Manager Dena R. Diorio and Deputy Health Director Dr. Raynard Washington provide an update on the County's response to COVID-19.
This is the perfect time of year to quit but you don't have to do it cold turkey. (... Get it? 🦃) Most adults who smoke say they want to quit. It's easier with help and support. Join millions of other Americans in quitting tobacco today. For help making a quit plan or accessing quit medications, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go www.QuitlineNC.com
Celebrating holidays will need to look different this year to prevent spreading COVID-19 to the people we love. The safest option is to eat at home with people you live with. If you're sick, stay home. Gathering with people you don't live with? Remember to get tested 3-4 days ahead of time, and always follow the 3 Ws, even if you receive a negative test result.
No cost COVID-19 testing is available at the Northwest Health Department Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. More » https://meck.co/36KWXEf
You have a lot of ideas about how we should spend your tax dollars. We know because we read all of your comments. 😀 Want to make sure the entire Board of County Commissioners hears your feedback? Take the Resident Budget Priority Survey » https://meck.co/32O1lRR
The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Commission's annual report and the County's response to COVID-19 are on the agenda for the next Board of County Commissioners meeting. The meeting starts Nov. 17 at 5 p.m.
📝See the full agenda » http://bit.ly/BOCC2020
💻 Watch the meeting live » https://meck.co/watchBOCC
We surveyed more than 1,000 local people about how much the community knows about services we provide. Now the results are in!
Some key findings:
☑️ affordable housing remains the most important issue facing Mecklenburg County
☑️ more people are using social media to learn County information but television is still the preferred source of communication.
Results » https://meck.co/3nbnUro
County Manager Dena R. Diorio is Queens University's 2020 Charlotte BusinessWoman of the Year. The award recognizes a leading female executive who has made significant, sustained contributions to the business community. Diorio is responsible for executing the policy decisions of the Board of County Commissioners and leading the County organization by overseeing the administration of County departments. She also advises the Board on operational and financial matters, services and other issues, and submits an annual operating and capital budget for the Board’s consideration. Congratulations, Dena!
More » https://meck.co/3loHtvP
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New COVID-19 data shows our metrics moving in the wrong direction. The average percent testing positive is now 7.5%. Daily cases and hospitalizations are also on the rise » https://meck.co/3eWr27r
This week, Governor Cooper kept North Carolina in Phase 3, while dropping the limit on indoor gatherings from 25 to 10. Remember: knowing the people you're around isn't enough to keep you from spreading COVID-19 to each other. It's wearing a mask, staying six feet apart and washing your hands.
Roll up those sleeves for a free flu shot! The first Sleeve Up Saturdays event is THIS Saturday, Nov. 14 at Albemarle Road Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The flu shot is an easy way to protect our community from flu » mecknc.gov/flu
An important weather and flooding update from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management and partners.
Every day is Veterans Day in our Veteran Services division in the Mecklenburg County Community Support Services department. They work for veterans and their families, and are not affiliated with the VA. Jimmy Witherspoon's story of service and getting the benefits he earned is one you don't want to miss.
Mecklenburg County offices and agencies will be closed for Veterans Day on Nov. 11 » https://meck.co/2JTelyX
The message is simple but it's more important than ever: get your flu shot. It's the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu.
But, it's also about protecting our community. Sound familiar? If we all stay home when sick and practice the 3W’s (Wear a mask, Wait 6 feet apart, and Wash your hands) we can limit the spread of flu.
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is more than meets the eye! Lorraine Bias's team handles some of the wonderful behind-the-scenes work that's crucial to the amenities we get to enjoy.
Some park and recreation jobs are obvious. Like, park ranger. But one of their most important employees is one you might not expect.
Average daily cases and hospitalizations continue to increase. The percent testing positive has also increased to 7.0% » https://meck.co/3kZVos1
Download SlowCOVIDNC. This app will anonymously help with contact tracing if someone you've been around tests positive for COVID-19.
Seniors now have 8 locations to pick up grab and go hot & frozen meals. The Grab & Go meal service is provided by the Department of Social Services Services for Adults division as a safe alternative to congregate meal sites during the pandemic. Call the location closest to you to schedule a meal pick-up » https://meck.co/2JtmObM
It's Election Day! The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today. REMEMBER: You must vote at your assigned polling location » http://vt.ncsbe.gov/PPLkup
If you still plan to vote by absentee ballot, return it to the Board of Elections ONLY, in person or by mail using the envelope provided. Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3. You cannot return ballots at your assigned polling place on Election Day. Vote » http://MeckBOE.org
Need a COVID-19 test? We've got you covered. Public Health and StarMed Health will be offering no cost drive-through COVID-19 testing at the NW Public Health location (2845 Beatties Ford Road) Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. » https://meck.co/2HWvMxG
If that's too far for you, find a closer spot » https://meck.co/3febxXm
Daylight Saving Time is the perfect time to check your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm batteries. Two-thirds of fire deaths happen in homes without working smoke alarms. Check your alarms monthly and change the batteries twice a year. And if it's been 10 years since you had new alarms, it's time to replace them.
The leaves keep coming and you can keep raking them up and jumping in. But when you're done, what do you do with them? 🍂
Once you've had enough of the leaves, we've got a few suggestions to make your clean-up routine a little more environmentally friendly.
Average daily cases and hospitalizations are still increasing. The percent testing positive is now 6.2%, also an increase » https://meck.co/3jJXRp3
If you have Halloween plans this weekend, outdoor activities are safer than indoor activities. Remember the 3 W's: wear a (non-Halloween) mask, wait 6 feet apart, wash your hands » https://meck.co/2I4qJLr
There are now 181 cases and 6 deaths connected to the convocation events at the United House of Prayer for All People. At least 10 people were hospitalized due to their infection » https://meck.co/2ITal0V
If you aren't registered to vote, it's no problem during early voting. Register and vote in one stop! But, this Saturday, Oct. 31 is your LAST DAY to make that happen » https://meck.co/3cQ378Y
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