Navigating COVID-19

COVID-19 is changing how we live, work, play and learn.
We have organized helpful resources and will keep these updated as new information becomes available.

Resources and Information

Business Resources

  • On May 20, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced that North Carolina will move into Safer at Home Phase 2 of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m. Learn more here
  • The City of Charlotte has developed a page of neighborhood and partner organizations resources and tips. You can explore their small business, utility, healthcare, neighborhood resources and more here.
  • The NC Main Street and Rural Planning Center has prepared several resources to help businesses and communities respond to the massive challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • UCITY Family Zone has created a COVID-19 Response Group to collaborate and help fulfill community needs. Their resource guide is updated weekly and holds great resources for businesses, employees, families, and individuals. UCITY Family Zone COVID-19 Resources
  • The Arts & Science Council recently announced the Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency Fund to support artists and performers that have been financially impacted by COVID-19. The fund provides $500 grants to eligible artists if funding is available. Requests will support reimbursement for medical expenses related to COVID-19 testing or care, including mental health counseling, unanticipated childcare or dependent adult care expenses due to social distancing and compensation for lost income due to a cancellation of a specific scheduled gig, exhibit, sales or similar opportunity due to COVID-19 precautionary measures. Learn more and apply here, where you will also find more resources for the cultural sector.

Community Resources

UCITY Family Zone has created a COVID-19 Response Group to collaborate and help fulfill community needs. Their resource guide is updated weekly and holds great resources for businesses, employees, families, and individuals. UCITY Family Zone COVID-19 Resources

Restaurants

  • The City of Charlotte has developed Temporary Outdoor Dining Guidelines to assist restaurant businesses during the State of North Carolina Phase 2 – easing of restrictions. The guidelines allow for restaurants to utilize parking spaces and extra sidewalk/street space for temporary outdoor dining conversion. Learn more here
  • Wine Vault is offering wine delivery with a twist. Check out their recent videos to see what we mean.

Entertainment

  • Enjoy Virtual Experiences by arts, science and history organizations and artists. Full List by ASC here.
  • University City based Charlotte Kids Fest is offering weekly bedtime stories and activities for children on Facebook Live. Details can be found here.
  • University City Partners is sponsoring virtual events like wine tastings that are updated here.
  • Apartment communities are also hosting virtual events. Follow apartments like Blue at Northline and Alexander Village for cocktail classes.
  • Local gyms are offering online classes and free apps for at-home workouts. Check with your gym to learn more.
  • Our greenways are open for walking, running, biking and taking in fresh air. Also, you can explore running routes here.