Local News Roundup: COVID-19 Cases Rise In Schools, 3-Year-Old Killed By Gun Violence, Redistricting Begins In Charlotte
Friday, Sept. 10, 2021
On the Local News Roundup: COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the community and area schools. Where this is happening and what are officials doing about it?
In Union County, not much. Their school board votes to keep mask-wearing optional for students and teachers — one of only three systems in the state to reach that decision.
Mecklenburg County releases data on its employees’ vaccination rates as organizations representing police and fire prepare to push back on possible vaccine mandates.
And a Charlotte City Council committee starts drawing new election maps based on 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data.
Our roundtable of reporters fills us in on those stories and more.
Ann Doss Helms, WFAE Education Reporter
Mary C. Curtis, columnist for Rollcall.com, host of the Rollcall podcast “Equal Time” and contributor at WCCB-TV
Hunter Saenz, WCNC Reporter
Nick Ochsner, WBTV’s Executive Producer for Investigations & Chief Investigative Reporter