Coronavirus Information

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. The Central Piedmont Core Response Team (CRT) is meeting as needed to review ongoing plans to help ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

We will continue to update students and employees as new information is available.

Latest Updates from the College About Coronavirus

May 18, 2021: Governor Cooper Announces Social Distancing and Mask-Wearing Requirements Lifted Immediately

On Friday, May 14, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced changes to his previously mandated statewide COVID-19 restrictions. 

Effective immediately, Central Piedmont Community College will not impose any restrictions beyond those the Governor has specified. Face coverings and social distancing protocols, while still encouraged for unvaccinated people, are no longer required by the college.

To learn more about this announcement, read the May 18, 2021 college update about the coronavirus.

Questions about COVID-19 Exposure and Symptoms

Email the Central Piedmont Cares team at 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

    COVID-19 Testing at Central Piedmont

    You can get tested for COVID-19 at the Novant Health Central Screening Center at Harris Campus, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m.–3 p.m. For more information and directions:

    1. Visit the Novant screening center website.
    2. Select Testing under Getting Treatment for COVID-19.
    3. Select Greater Charlotte Area.​
    4. Or, call 704.316.0490

    How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine in North Carolina

    The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in North Carolina. State officials have developed a plan to make the COVID-19 vaccine available in phases to everyone who wants it. When our opportunity arrives, let's get vaccinated. For some of us, it might be late-spring or summer before it’s our turn. But whenever state and local officials, or your care provider say your age group or health status makes you eligible, please join us in being vaccinated. It’s the only way we are going to beat COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are free.

    To learn more about the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine roll out in North Carolina, visit the NC Department of Health and Human Services website. The college cannot advise on the vaccine.

    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.

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