Count on masks to bring us closer.

Mecklenburg County has partnered with several community agencies to distribute two million protective masks to residents in the greater Charlotte area.

COVID-19 is a serious health threat and can be spread by people who do not have symptoms or do not know they are infected. Wearing a mask may slow the spread of the virus by preventing people from transmitting the virus to others.

Spread Compassion, Not the Virus

We can’t see the virus. But when you wear a mask, we’ll see that you care about others, our economy and our community. Please do your part. In the end, it will bring us closer. Can we count on you?

Mecklenburg County Map

Mecklenburg County

Million Masks Initiative

Mecklenburg County has implemented the Million Masks initiative in an effort to provide free masks to residents in the greater Charlotte area to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Masks Remaining for Distribution

Who is impacted most in our community:

  • Young Adults

    Make up Most Cases

    Almost half of all cases are young adults between the ages of 20 and 39 *

  • Hispanics

    Roughly 3 out of 10 Reported Cases*

  • African Americans

    1 out of 3 deaths*

Know the Numbers

*Mecklenburg County Public Health
  • 88%

    of reported cases are in ages 0-59

  • 45%

    of total cases are Hispanics and African Americans

Ways to take Action Help Stop the Spread
  • Wear tran squre

    Wear a Mask

  • Wait tran square

    Wait 6 Feet Apart

  • Wash tran square

    Wash Hands Frequently

    Or Use Hand Sanitizer

“There are more cases and deaths in Mecklenburg County than any other North Carolina county.”

- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, COVID-19 Dashboard

Ways to Stay Safe

Learn about identifying symptoms, get testing info and find out where to get free masks.