Central Piedmont is closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), and the Mecklenburg County Health Department regarding the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
We will continue to update students and employees as new information is available.
- Visit the Mecklenburg County health department’s website for the latest information on the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mecklenburg County.
- View the NC Community College System COVID-19 response.
Latest Updates from the College About Coronavirus
No Mask Requirements as of March 13
As of Sunday, March 13, masks will be optional anywhere on Central Piedmont college property and will no longer be required in classrooms and labs. Read more of the college's announcement on no masks as of March 13.
Questions about COVID-19 Exposure and Symptoms
Email the Central Piedmont Cares team immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have:
- exposure to or symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have a positive COVID-19 test
- information about an exposure to or symptoms of COVID-19, or a confirmed case involving an employee or student
A member of the Central Piedmont Cares team will reply within 48 hours during hours of operation for the college (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.). The Central Piedmont Cares team has partnered with Novant Health to provide COVID-19 Response support to the Central Piedmont community. Medical professionals from Novant may provide responses to COVID-19 instances, reports, and other inquiries.
How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster in North Carolina
The COVID-19 vaccine is still readily available in North Carolina.
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina, visit the NC Department of Health and Human Services website. The college cannot advise on the vaccine but encourages you to get vaccinated, if you are so inclined, at your earliest opportunity.
According to the NCDHHS, “To strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19, boosters are now available to all North Carolinians 16 and older. If you are eligible, you should get a booster now.”
Vaccines for Children Ages 5 and Older
In addition, everyone ages 5 and older are eligible to receive a free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Children 12 and up can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, and children 5 through 11 can receive a lower dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, visit NC Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 to 11 years of age.
To learn more about the vaccine's safety and effectiveness, and where to get the vaccine, review the following COVID-19 information links, call the NCDHHS at 1.877.490.6642, or contact your physician or healthcare provider.