While the newly identified omicron variant of COVID-19 has been making national headlines in recent days, Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians should be concerned about the increasing number of cases reported in the state because of the ongoing delta variant.
The outbreak of coronavirus in the United States and around the world has many in the Local 6 area worried about their health and safety.
To help keep you updated on the virus, we have created this page.
Along with stories we have done on the virus, we will also provide links for information on the virus, its symptoms, what preventative measures you can take to avoid catching it, and vaccionation sites.
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President Joe Biden on Wednesday had a sharp response to a reporter's question on a report that suggested then-President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 last year earlier than previously disclosed.
A memo sent Tuesday said Guard members must be vaccinated to participate in training or face loss of pay and being marked absent.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Tuesday won a preliminary court order to block President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors. That injunction by a federal judge in Kentucky only affects three states, but a ruling by another federal judge — this one in Lou…
The Purchase District Health Department in west Kentucky has released its schedule for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations in the month of December.
President Joe Biden is urging Americans to get vaccinated, including booster shots, as he seeks to quell concerns over the newly identified coronavirus variant named omicron.
Omicron, the latest covid variant is top of mind for Paducah doctors. Right now they have a lot of questions about the variant, and are working to find out how it will impact the Local 6 area.
A federal judge in Missouri issued an order Monday partially blocking the Biden administration from implementing a vaccine mandate for certain health care workers.
U.S. health officials say Merck's experimental COVID-19 pill is effective but they raised questions about its safety during pregnancy. The FDA posted its review Friday ahead of a public meeting next week where outside experts will debate the drug's benefits and risks.
President Joe Biden will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday as a new coronavirus variant has emerged.
The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world as nations raced to halt air travel, markets fell sharply and scientists held emergency meetings. But the risks of the variant remained largely unknown.
A senior administration official said the requirement brings the rules for essential travelers in line with those that took effect earlier this month for leisure travelers.
The White House on Monday announced that 95% of the federal workforce is in compliance with the Biden administration's vaccine mandate.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is defending a new law assigning sprawling limits on COVID-19 restrictions, despite his office’s warning that it would violate federal disability law.
Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday's COVID-19 report also included 84 deaths added for the final 2020 report, and another 56 lives lost from January 2021.
The votes follow the US Food and Drug Administration's decision earlier Friday to authorize boosters of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for all adults.
PADUCAH – HealthWorks Family Medicine will administer the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11 on Saturday, Nov. 20.
Emails obtained by The Associated Press show that Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office warned top legislative staffers that a bill limiting public health measures during the COVID pandemic would violate federal law.
Pfizer and Moderna say U.S. regulators have opened up COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, letting them choose another dose of either vaccine.
Fulton Independent Schools also had nontraditional instruction days on Nov. 11 and 12 because of COVID-19 quarantines, as well as a stomach virus that was making the rounds.
A three-day special session of the state legislature that placed limits on what governments and businesses can do to address the COVID-19 pandemic cost Tennesseans $136,643.
Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Wednesday that qualifies every Kentuckian 18 years and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster.
The Biden administration is making billions of dollars available to drugmakers to scale up domestic production of COVID-19 vaccines in the hopes of building capacity to produce an additional 1 billion shots per year to share globally.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman was in Graves County Tuesday night expressing her appreciation to frontline workers for their diligent efforts during the pandemic.
Universities and a national laboratory are among those landing exemptions to a Tennessee law that limits or prohibits most government entities and businesses from instituting COVID-19 prevention mandates.
Challenges to the Biden administration's vaccine mandate targeting employers with more than 100 employees will be consolidated and heard by the Ohio-based 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals after it was chosen Tuesday by a ping-pong ball lottery.
A second set of states has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.
Graves County Schools made the decision to stop requiring masks indoors because the county has gone two weeks in a row with incidence rates below 20 average daily cases per 100,000 population.
Health departments in our region have started giving COVID-19 vaccinations to kids 5 to 11. That includes the Purchase District Health Department.
The report comes one day after Gov. Andy Beshear and other state leaders gathered Sunday for a memorial honoring the more than 10,000 Kentuckians who have died because of COVID-19.
CARBONDALE, IL – The Jackson County Health Department will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Carbondale Civic Center on Nov. 19 and 20.
Tennessee’s law against COVID-19 prevention mandates hit a snag Sunday. A federal judge appeared to temporarily halt its implementation of strict limits on mask mandates in schools in at least three counties.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed a wide-reaching bill strictly limiting what governments and businesses can require to address the COVID-19 pandemic.