On Tuesday, January 12th, 2021, the Public Health Director of Mecklenburg County announced a three-week directive to protect residents from COVID-19, due to the rapid growth in the number of cases.
It will remain in effect until February 2nd, 2021.
The Directive instructs individuals in Mecklenburg County to take several immediate actions including (but not limited to):
- Only leave your home for essential activities and remain at home between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., unless an exception as set forth in the Governor’s Executive Order applies.
- Utilize full-virtual options for work, school and any other activity where in-person activity is not required.
- Avoid leaving your home if you are over 65 or at high-risk for developing serious illness.
- Avoid any non-essential travel.
- Avoid gathering with individuals that you do not live with.
- WEAR, a cloth face covering, WAIT 6 feet apart and avoid close contact, and WASH your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
- Quarantine and get tested if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.
- Answer the call and participate in contact tracing to protect against further spread if you receive a call or text from Mecklenburg County Public Health.
- Get a flu shot and get the COVID-19 vaccine, when it is available to you.
These directives, which are not binding mandates, are in addition to the State of North Carolina’s Executive Order No. 188. The terms of the Executive Order are binding, and include face covering requirements, a 25-person limit on indoor mass gatherings, a 50-person limit on outdoor mass gatherings, capacity limits on restaurants and more.
In response to the Mecklenburg County Directive, several museums are temporarily closing again. They will remain closed to the public through February 2nd, 2021.
These are the museums that have, as of the time of this posting, announced closures:
- Mint Museum (both locations)
- Bechtler Museum
- Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
- Levine Museum of the New South
- McColl Center for Art and Innovation
- All three Discovery Place museums in Mecklenburg County (Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature, Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville)
- Charlotte Museum of History
- Matthews Heritage Museum
As far as we know, the virtual events that the museums have been hosting will continue.
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