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Health officials bracing for a spike in COVID-19 tests after Labor Day

Charlotte-area leaders said if you're sick, you should just assume it's COVID-19 and go get tested.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The demand for COVID-19 tests is expected to increase in the Charlotte area after the Labor Day holiday weekend

On Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, several COVID-19 testing sites across the county will be open again. Charlotte-area leaders said if someone is sick, they should just assume it's COVID-19 and go get tested.  

Mecklenburg County health leaders said they're concerned about a post Labor day surge in cases. Their fears could become reality with the number of people traveling and attending events for the three-day weekend.

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The Charlotte area should also expect to see a spike in the number of people wanting to get tested, as vaccine sites continue to open to accommodate the high demand.

The Mecklenburg County Health Department said they want anyone who may be experiencing any symptoms to get tested. That's even if you suspect that you may be suffering from allergies. It's best not to take any chances. 

Contact Richard DeVayne at rdevayne@wcnc.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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