COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
Below you will find official COVID-19 information available from North Carolina State, Mecklenburg County, the Town of Davidson, and Davidson College. For the latest information, please refer to each agency's individual website to ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date news.
The Town of Davidson joins with all our partners to ask residents and visitors to abide by the 3 W's - wear a face covering, wait six feet apart when you cannot socially distance, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. This will help combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Mecklenburg County Updates
On October 2, 2020, Mecklenburg County will move to Phase 3 with the rest of the State of North Carolina.
Mecklenburg County, in conjunction with the City of Charlotte and the towns of Davidson, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville, announced a joint proclamation with additional business restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions go into effect on Thursday, July 23, 2020 and will remain in effect while North Carolina remains in Phase Two of the state’s “Stay Safer at Home” Order that is currently effective until August 7, 2020. You may find the joint proclamation here.
As of May 22, 2020 at 5 p.m. Mecklenburg County has entered Phase 2 of reopening with the rest of the State of North Carolina under Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 141.
Mecklenburg County residents are under North Carolina’s Safer At Home Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions.
- .Frequently Asked Questions about Phase 2
- The Three Ws: WEAR a face covering, WAIT six feet apart, and WASH your hands often.
- To learn more about N.C. Safer at Home Phase 2, call 211.
Follow the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) for statewide information and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for national and international information.
- North Carolina public schools are closed for the remainder of the school year.
- A Level 4 Travel Advisory has been issued warning all Americans to avoid international travel.
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has expanded its list of possible symptoms of COVID-19, ranging from mild to severe. They are fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. If you feel sick, consult your healthcare provider or call the Public Health hotline at 980-314-9400.
For the latest, most up-to-date information, visit the Mecklenburg County Public Health website here.
Town of Davidson Updates
October 2, 2020 - NC Moves to Phase 3 Today at 5pm
Earlier this week, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will further ease restrictions and also continue implementing safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our state. Phase 3 becomes effective at 5pm today, October 2, 2020, and remains in effect until Friday, October 23, 2020 at 5pm. Both Governor Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, urged North Carolinians to stay vigilant, as the state's numbers are stable, but our position remains fragile.
You may view the full message from the Town of Davidson here.
September 22, 2020 - Fall Town of Davidson Events Update
As we now enter a new season for 2020, the Town of Davidson continues to balance the evolving situation with COVID-19 with the desire to gather as a community for some of our favorite annual events. Until October 2, 2020, North Carolina remains in Phase 2.5 which limits outdoor gatherings to 50 people. This restriction, along with the unpredictability of COVID-19 and potential moves to subsequent phases, makes it impractical to plan mass gatherings for the next couple of months.
Read more here.
September 3, 2020- NC Moves into a Phase 2.5 on Friday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Read the full press release from the Governor’s Office.
Read the Executive Order.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions.
For information about how this impacts the Town of Davidson and its residents, please click here.