|August 25, 2021
Mecklenburg County, NC – Mecklenburg County instituted a public health directive and it takes affect in Pineville on August 31st.
The Public Health Rule requires all people to wear face coverings in indoor public places. Per legal requirements, the effective date of the Public Health Rule must go into effect at least 10 days following the legal notice to the public. The legal notice to the public was released on August 20, 2021. The Public Health Rule will go into effect on August 31, 2021 in the Town of Pineville.
The new rule mandates that Face Coverings must be worn in all indoor public places, businesses, or establishments within Mecklenburg County, regardless of vaccination status. This requirement applies to all individuals who are at least five years of age in all areas of the County including all towns and the City of Charlotte. The rule will be suspended based on metrics — a decline in the positivity rate to 5% for thirty (30) days where the community transmission rate is not in the high or substantial level, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If the transmission in the County drops below the substantial level, the Public Health Director will recommend that the rule be suspended.
For more information about the mask mandate, the vaccine and COVID-19, please visit mecknc.gov/covid-19.