UPDATED: 2/24 at 9:30 a.m.
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, and what preventative measures you can take to avoid catching it.
Click here to watch the latest COVID-19 livestreams.
To see a list of confirmed cases in the Local 6 area, click here.
To see a list of local COVID-19 testing locations, click here.
For information on how to check on your coronavirus stimulus check, click here.
For information on the Necessities Grant for Paducah-McCracken County families, click here.
To see a list of stores with senior shopping hours, click here.
For instructions on how to sew face masks, click here.
To see a list of educational content to help keep your kids occupied, click here.
To see a list of local food pantries, click here.
To see a list of local restaurants providing curbside/takeout instead of in-person services, 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 the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Local 6 area, click on the states below.
Want to know what symptoms to look out for? Check out the infographic below or click here.
"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.
The Biden administration said it would send more than 25 million masks to community health centers, food pantries and soup kitchens across the country in order to reach some of the nation's most vulnerable populations.
Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic.
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.
The Christian County Health Department has appointments available at the Bruce Convention Center for people ages 70 and older.
The FDA says leftover Covid-19 vaccine cannot be combined because neither Moderna's nor Pfizer's products contain preservatives to prevent contamination.
With sunset remarks and a national moment of silence, President Joe Biden on Monday confronted head-on the country’s once-unimaginable loss — half a million Americans in the COVID-19 pandemic — as he tried to strike a balance between mourning and hope.
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.
More than 497,600 people have died from Covid-19 in the US, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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 White House has continued to clarify its position on when and how schools should safely reopen, an issue that has become a national flashpoint since the coronavirus pandemic forced many classes online.
For the study, researchers at Pfizer and the University of Texas Medical Branch genetically engineered versions of the virus to carry some of the mutations found in B.1.351.
White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients on Wednesday encouraged vaccination sites to extended hours to make up for the weather delays.
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.
In an email announcing the postponement, SoutheastHEALTH says it wants to assure the public that COVID-19 vaccines will be given as soon as possible.
METROPOLIS, IL — Hazardous weather conditions and the possibility of more snowfall has prompted Massac Memorial Hospital to reschedule its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic scheduled for Thursday to Friday.