4 people being 'monitored' for coronavirus symptoms in Charlotte
Posted February 8, 2020 2:24 p.m. EST
Updated February 8, 2020 9:44 p.m. EST
Charlotte, N.C. — Four people who recently returned to Charlotte from China were being held in self-quarantine Friday evening and monitored for coronavirus symptoms, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department.
The four individuals have not been identified publicly and are considered "medium risk" for development of novel coronavirus, according to Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio.
The four were sent home for a voluntary, 14-day self-quarantine.
"The Health Department... will contact each individual with information and guidance, and will monitor for 14 days from last possible exposure," Diorio said. "Our Communicable Disease staff have been in contact with them, the appropriate document for them has been signed by the Health Director and the monitoring has begun."
She said she wanted to assure the community that they are providing the information people need to be safe and protect themselves and others.
The four individuals do not currently have any symptoms.
There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Charlotte or anywhere in North Carolina.
The Mecklenburg County Government website is providing regular updates. It said, "This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and MCPH will provide updated information as it becomes available."
As of right now, they said "the risk to the public is low."