Meck County issues mask mandate, weekly testing for unvaccinated workers – WSOC Charlotte

County Manager Dena Diorio stated in an email this new policy will apply just to county government workers, not basic county employees.NEW: County Manager Dena Diorio is mandating masks for all 5,600 county workers. The county is likewise confirming the vaccination status of all county employees and unvaccinated employees will have to take a weekly COVID-19 test starting September 7 #MeckBOCC @wsoctv– Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) August 3, 2021

CHARLOTTE– Mecklenburg county is putting some COVID-19 safety procedures back in place. Starting next month, some county employees will require to show proof of vaccination or go through weekly COVID-19 testing. [WISH TO WATCH ON OUR STREAMING APPS? CLICK ON THIS LINK] County Manager Dena Diorio said in an e-mail this brand-new policy will use only to county government employees, not general county employees.NEW: County Manager Dena Diorio is mandating masks for all 5,600 county employees. The county is also validating the vaccination status of all county workers and unvaccinated employees will need to take a weekly COVID-19 test beginning September 7 #MeckBOCC @wsoctv– Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) August 3, 2021

In Mecklenburg County, 52% of those qualified have been partially vaccinated.New steps that have been added to the countys Stage 3 return on Aug. 1: Face Coverings: Due to the Countys high rates of COVID-19 transmission, all county employees will be needed to use face coverings indoors in all county structures regardless of vaccination status starting Aug. 1. Face coverings are not needed when consuming, drinking or by yourself in a workplace or cubicle.Vaccination Verification and COVID-19 Testing Program: Consistent with governors newest Executive Order # 224, the county will initiate a procedure to confirm the vaccination status of county staff members by Sept. 1. As soon as this program is carried out, completely vaccinated workers will no longer be needed to wear a face covering in county facilities.Telework: The countys Stage 3 plan has actually been revised and will be from Aug. 1 – Oct. 1.

In Mecklenburg County, 52% of those eligible have been partly vaccinated.New measures that have actually been included to the countys Stage 3 return on Aug. 1: Face Coverings: Due to the Countys high rates of COVID-19 transmission, all county employees will be needed to wear face coverings indoors in all county structures regardless of vaccination status starting Aug. 1. Face coverings are not needed when consuming, drinking or by yourself in a workplace or cubicle.Vaccination Verification and COVID-19 Testing Program: Consistent with governors most current Executive Order # 224, the county will start a process to validate the vaccination status of county staff members by Sept. 1.