COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Below you will find official COVID-19 information available from North Carolina State, Mecklenburg County, the Town of Davidson, and Davidson College. For the latest information, please refer to each agency's individual website to ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date news. 

The Town of Davidson joins with all our partners to ask residents and visitors to abide by the 3 W's - wear a face covering, wait six feet apart when you cannot socially distance, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. This will help combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 

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For the latest data about the number of cases for the Davidson zip code (28036), please visit North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 interactive dashboard here. At the bottom of the dashboard, you can select "zip code" instead of county and search for 28036 to find results specifically for Davidson. The below results are produced from data from November 9, 2020. 

28036 COVID Cases


  1. North Carolina
  2. Mecklenburg County
  3. Town of Davidson
  4. Davidson College

North Carolina State Updates

On Monday, November 23, Governor Roy Cooper issued additional COVID-19 safety measures to tighten mask requirements and enforcement as cases continue to rise rapidly in North Carolina and across the country.  Executive Order No. 180 goes into effect on Wednesday, November 25 and runs through Friday, December 11.

To read the complete press release, please click here.

To read Executive Order No. 180, please click here.

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On Tuesday, November 17, Governor Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), announced a new COVID-19 County Alert System to pinpoint counties with the highest levels of viral spread and offer specific recommendations to bring numbers down. The map will be updated every four weeks.

The system uses metrics to categorize counties into three tiers as follows: 

  • Yellow: Significant Community Spread
  • Orange: Substantial Community Spread
  • Red: Critical Community Spread

 The COVID-19 County Alert System uses a combination of three metrics in determining which tier a county falls into: case rate, the percent of tests that are positive, and hospital impact within the county. To be assigned to the red or orange tier, a county must meet the threshold for case rate for that tier as well as the threshold for either percent positive OR hospital impact.  

  • Case Rate: The number of new cases in 14 days per 100,000 people
  • Percent Positive: The percent of tests that are positive over 14 days 
  • Hospital Impact: A composite score based on the impact that COVID-19 has had on hospitals including percent of COVID-19 hospitalizations, COVID-19 related visits to the emergency department, staffed open hospital beds, and critical staffing shortages over 14 days 

Counties that do not meet the criteria for red or orange are categorized as being in the yellow tier (significant community spread), and it is recommended that those counties continue to be vigilant to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

To see Governor Cooper’s full press release, including recommended actions, please click here

To view a pdf from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services showing the current map, recommended actions for individuals, businesses, community organizations, and public officials to take, and county by county metrics, please click here.

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On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina would remain paused in Phase 3 due to the continued struggle against COVID-19 within the state. Further, Cooper announced that the indoor mass gathering limit would be lowered from 25 people to 10 people. The new Executive Order will remain in effect until at least December 4, 2020.

Read Executive Order No. 176 here.

Read the FAQ document here.

To view guidance related to Thanksgiving celebrations and Black Friday shopping – please click here.

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On Wednesday, October 21, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will remain in Phase 3 and continue implementing safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our state.  Phase 3 will expire on November 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  Both Governor Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, urged North Carolinians to stay vigilant, as daily case counts and associated hospitalizations remain considerably above their levels on May 20, 2020, when the state announced Phase 2 of COVID-19 restrictions and reopening.

Read the full press release from the Governor’s Office.

Read the Executive Order.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Helpful Tool Reminder: SlowCOVIDNC app

SlowCOVIDNC is the official COVID-19 Exposure Notification app for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). It leverages Bluetooth technology to let app users know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19, enabling them to quickly act to protect themselves and their community. SlowCOVIDNC users can anonymously share a positive COVID-19 test result through the app to notify other app users who may have been in close contact with them of their exposure.

Read more about the SlowCOVIDNC app.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

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On Wednesday, September 30, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will further ease restrictions and also continue implementing safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our state. Phase 3 becomes effective at 5pm today, October 2, 2020, and remains in effect until Friday, October 23, 2020 at 5pm. Both Governor Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, urged North Carolinians to stay vigilant, as the state's numbers are stable, but our position remains fragile. 

Read the full press release from the Governor’s Office.

Read the Executive Order.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

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On Tuesday, September 1, Governor Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), provided an update on the state’s data trends related to several COVID-19 key metrics. Due to encouraging stabilization of specific indicators over the last several weeks, Governor Cooper announced the state would be moving into a modified “Safer at Home” Phase 2.5 beginning this Friday, September 4, 2020 through October 2, 2020.

Read the full press release from the Governor’s Office. 

Read the Executive Order.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

For information about how this impacts the Town of Davidson and its residents, please click here.

On Wednesday, August 6, 2020, Governor Cooper extended North Carolina's Safer at Home Phase 2 Order for another five weeks, until September 11, 2020. All other previous requirements remain the same. This follows a previous three week extension from July 14-August 7, 2020. 

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 147 which outlines the extension of the North Carolina Safer at Home Phase 2 Order as well as additional measures to protect lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the continued increase in North Carolina’s daily case counts of COVID-19, the percent of positive COVID-19 tests, and the increase in hospitalizations for COVID-19, Phase 2 will remain in effect until Friday, July 17, 2020 at 5:00p.m. In addition to extending Phase 2, North Carolina Executive Order 147 issues new requirements to wear face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This requirement goes into effect Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:00pm. For full details, see North Carolina Executive Order No. 147. See the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service’s website for additional COVID-19 guidance.

On May 20, 2020 Governor Cooper signed Executive Order 141 to lift the North Carolina Stay at Home order, moving the state to a Safer at Home recommendation, and also to transition the state to Phase 2 of further easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 22 at 5:00 p.m. (FAQs)

Governor Cooper signed Executive Order 138 to modify North Carolina’s Stay At Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m. (FAQs | Guidance)

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper extended the North Carolina  Stay at Home Order has been extended through May 8. Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned and everyone should stay at least 6 feet apart. (Press release) Governor Cooper has also released North Carolina’s plan to lift restrictions based on virus trends. In sharing a path for easing certain restrictions, Governor Cooper says more progress is needed in testing, tracing and trends.

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 131 which includes stronger statewide social distancing requirements for retail stores still operating. Stores are required to limit the number of customers in the store at any one time and mark six-foot distances for customers at check-out counters. Employers are urged to provide sneeze shields and other protective gear to workers.  In addition, the order also makes earlier COVID-19 guidelines mandatory for nursing facilities and issues changes to speed up certain benefit payments to those who are out of work. This additional order from Governor Roy Cooper goes into effect on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Read the press release and the FAQs.

On Friday, March 27, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 121, a statewide Stay at Home Order beginning Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. until April 29, 2020. The Executive Order directs people to stay at home except to visit essential businesses, to exercise outdoors or to help a family member. Specifically, the order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others. Read the press release and the FAQs. For more information, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website here.

This order supersedes the Stay at Home Order already in place in Mecklenburg County and the Town of Davidson.

For the latest information from the State of North Carolina with regards to COVID-19, please visit North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website here