"The vaccines have been removed from the health department, and there is currently no storage or distribution of vaccines being managed by the Shelby County Health Department,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said. “That speaks to the great deal of concern that we have for it.”
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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To see a list of local COVID-19 testing locations, click here.
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To see a list of confirmed cases in the Local 6 area, click here.
To see the total number of cases confirmed across the world, including the number of those who have died and those who have recovered, click here.
To see a list of local food pantries, click here.
To see a list of educational content to help keep your kids occupied, click here.
For instructions on how to sew face masks, click here.
To see the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Local 6 area, click on the states below.
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Individuals in phase 1C of Kentucky's COVID-19 vaccination plan will officially be eligible for appointments on Monday. That phase includes anyone age 60 or older, anyone 16 or older who has a high-risk medical condition, and all essential workers.
Rivercrest Place Assisted Living in Paducah has begun allowing in-person visits using a recently-built special area that keeps residents and visitors safe.
In his first official trip in the wake of a disaster, the president visited the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and later toured and met with volunteers at the Houston Food Bank, where first lady Jill Biden packaged food and water for the community earlier in the day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, joined the President in Houston, as did GOP Sen. John Cornyn.
"We’re still not out of the woods with this horrible virus, but every week, we’re taking another step forward in our fight against it," Beshear said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers have endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that's expected to provide an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.
The Kentucky Republican's comments came just weeks after he delivered a pointed rebuke of Trump on the Senate floor for fomenting the deadly US Capitol insurrection.
The health department has been offering expanded testing in community locations since Oct. 5 through a pilot program with the state.
Both mass vaccination sites the health department runs operate Monday through Saturday each week, when vaccine supplies are available.
Crittenden Community Hospital began vaccinating people 65 and older Thursday, and plans to open up vaccine registration to those in Phase 1C next week.
The six regional sites are among 119 new vaccine sites the governor announced Thursday, bringing the total number of provider locations to 410.
"We have to remember even though maybe we're trying to come back and resume traditional daily life, we have to remember we're still dealing with this pandemic," a local school superintendent says.
While Kentucky's COVID-19 positivity rate continued to decline Wednesday, the state reported 51 additional virus-related deaths.
Kroger Health reminds the public that Kentucky is still in phase 1B of its vaccine plan this week, which includes people ages 70 and older, K-12 educators, child care workers, and first responders.
It's hard to get your kids to take a break from the computer when they have to use it for virtual learning. Some studies show the pandemic is causing kids vision to get worse.
On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced those in phase 1C will be eligible for vaccination as early March 1. Not all of our local vaccination sites will be ready by then. Providers share their plans moving forward.
All school districts in Kentucky are recommended to offer some form of in-person instruction after their employees have received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday.
She lost her father to cancer and family members to COVID-19. But she remains focused, determined, and would like to help save lives in the future. Meet Paducah Tilghman junior Maci Robinson, one of six students selected for the PaxtonScholars program.
While COVID-19 vaccination appointments continue to fill up fast, some west Kentucky locations still had available slots as of Monday.
During the 2019-2020 flu season, about 400,000 people went to the hospital for the flu. With about two months remaining in the 2020-2021 season, the CDC is reporting only 173 flu related hospital stays.
President Joe Biden honored the 500,000 American lives lost to coronavirus on Monday, speaking of the collective grief of a nation and in personal terms.
Making that announcement during a briefing on COVID-19 in Kentucky on Monday, Beshear said local health departments will also begin vaccinating individuals in phase 1C of the state's plan. But, the health departments will still be asked to be more targeted in their approach — continuing to prioritize phase 1A and 1B.
In a post to its official Facebook page, the city says local government leaders and the Kiwanis Club discussed the issue and decided to cancel the local festival for the second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
That brings to 1,170,902 cases since the coronavirus pandemic reached Illinois a year ago. The illness has claimed 20,192 lives.
Some are elderly, others have disabilities, and they are among those at the highest risk for complications from COVID-19. So on Thursday, a Paducah pharmacy brought vaccines directly to them.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge says he'll extend a temporary order blocking a state law restricting the governor's authority to combat COVID-19.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced six new regional COVID-19 vaccine sites in Kentucky on Thursday, including one in Trigg County and one in Crittenden County.
The prediction of nearly another year in pandemic-dampened conditions was admittedly not optimistic. But Biden still said it was as good as he could offer with any level of confidence.
Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey announced the change in a virtual news conference Tuesday while acknowledging that some counties have already begun vaccinating those groups.
Gov. Andy Beshear reported 1,255 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky on Tuesday, which the governor said is the lowest number reported on a Tuesday in more than a month.
This coming week, the House Budget Committee will assemble a final bill based off the measures approved by at least nine committees. Most of them — but not all — adhere closely to what Biden outlined in his proposal last month.
Local health care leaders have rescheduled this week COVID-19 vaccination clinics for people 70 and older due to unsafe driving conditions from the snowstorm.
Gov. Andy Beshear also reported a continuing decline in COVID-19 cases and in the state's positivity rate.
A Mercy Health spokesman says people who had appointments to be vaccinated Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 15-16, will be contacted to reschedule their appointments.
Some west Kentucky pharmacies and other vaccination sites have either already started vaccinating people or are taking appointments.