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Halloween tips: Seasonal illness safety  

Oct. 28. This might be the most normal Halloween yet since the COVID-19 pandemic began. While children and families are looking forward to some normalcy, Atrium Health says don’t forget about flu and other respiratory illnesses that can be just as harmful and contagious. “If there’s one good thing to come out of the pandemic, […]

Ready or not, flu is due for a comeback

Sept. 23. Last year’s flu season was lighter than usual. But this year, experts warn that it could make a serious comeback. Everyone 6 months and older should get their flu shot now. If you haven’t gotten the COVID‑19 vaccine or booster and are eligible, it’s safe to get both at the same time, according […]

Connect with Cornelius virtually Monday, Oct. 4

Sept. 29. Mayor Washam will host a virtual coffee chat 8:30 am to 9:30 am Monday, Oct. 4. The agenda includes a COVID-19 and vaccine update as well as Mecklenburg County Commissioners George Dunlap, Elaine Powell, Leigh Altman and Pat Cotham. The event concludes with a Q&A session. Cornelius residents and business owners are invited […]

Daily COVID reports from NCDHHS

June 16. Starting today, the Cornelius Today/Business Today daily newsletter will be published independently of the timing around the daily COVID-19 update from the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services. We will continue to post the state’s coronavirus data online each day.


COVID by the numbers: Cases, hospitalizations up; positive test rate down

Oct. 13. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services today reported 1,926 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, up from 1,734 new cases yesterday. The total number of COVID-19 cases statewide since the outbreak began in March is at 236,407. Tests, meanwhile, are coming back positive at the rate of 6.6 percent statewide, down from […]


Although numbers are smaller, Mecklenburg COVID-19 trends are better than statewide

Sept. 9. By Dave Yochum. The median number of new coronavirus cases statewide during the past seven days is running 16 percent ahead of the past month, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The medians tell a different story in Mecklenburg County where the number of new cases over the past seven days is […]

Got ‘maskne’? Here are some ways to prevent breakouts

  July 22. We all need to wear masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The need to wear a mask right now outweighs any inconvenience it might cause, including skin irritation, according to Novant. Physician assistant David Dorenfeld of Novant Health Dermatology Associates has some simple, effective ways to take care of your skin […]


Helpful Q&A on face masks

Now that wearing a face covering in public has become mandatory in North Carolina, some people are starting to consider wearing a mask for the very first time. Meanwhile, some people declining to wear masks have said the requirement infringes upon personal freedom and is an example of government overreach. Yolanda Enrich, a family nurse […]


COVID-19 cases still rise, statewide, county-wide

June 17. By Dave Yochum. Coronavirus cases in Mecklenburg and statewide are continuing to increase as county officials begin to discuss the possibility of requiring that face masks be worn in public. Mecklenburg County commissioners do not have authority to mandate masks without the agreement of the six towns in the county. County Commissioner Pat […]


Peninsula Club reopens June 18 after COVID-19 outbreak

June 17. By Dave Yochum. The Peninsula Club will reopen Thursday, June 18, two days after club officially planned to reopen after a number of members tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The outbreak was traced to members who had golfed, played tennis and used the swimming pool, as well as restaurants inside. Club closed […]