Local State of Emergency Declared as Cases Rise in Mecklenburg County

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — #BREAKING: Local state of emergency declared in Mecklenburg County after two people test presumptive positive for COVID-19, bringing total countywide to four.

Amid the growing concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order Saturday: all K-12 public schools across North Carolina will be closed for at least two weeks due to coronavirus concerns.

During an emergency meeting Friday, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education voted to move spring break from April to March. The board is now planning to schedule a meeting to vote to return to the original CMS school calendar.

Several other local schools and universities are opting for remote learning.Click here for a list of school changes due to the coronavirus.

Currently, North Carolina has 32 presumptive and confirmed coronavirus cases in the state.

Mecklenburg County: 4

Cabarrus County:

Visit WCNC.com for the latest updates.

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