"We are honored to host the National Guard on our campus and to assist with the vaccination efforts in our region," Shawnee College President Dr. Tim Taylor said in a statement.
Under the bill, districts would need to offer, at least, a hybrid schedule where students attend in-person classes at least two days a week and classes are held at least four days a week.
Once a student loses contact with their school, it's hard to get them back. That's why education advocates are sounding the alarm about missing kids within school districts across the United States.
State lawmakers are working to pass a bill that would allow high school students to repeat this school year, and give them an additional year of eligibility for sports. The bill is being considered because of the effects of the pandemic is having on education.
More than 731,000 Kentuckians have gotten at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far. That's a little more than 16% of the state's population.
The Southern Seven Health Department announced the Illinois National Guard has arrived in the S7 region to help with mass COVID-19 vaccination centers beginning on Wednesday.
The Christian County Health Department is now scheduling appointments for everyone eligible in Phase 1C of Kentucky's COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.
While the state of Kentucky will allow child care facilities to increase capacity later this month, one local daycare says it won't be able to welcome more kids just yet.
The governors of Michigan, Mississippi and Louisiana likewise announced they are easing up on bars, restaurants and other businesses Tuesday, as did the mayor of San Francisco.
Gov. Andy Beshear reported 1,080 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky on Tuesday, as well as 19 additional deaths connected to the illness.
CHICAGO, IL — Starting Thursday at 8:30 a.m., Illinois senior citizens can schedule their first COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the Union Center vaccine site in Chicago.
Public health officials have said the single dose could make the J&J vaccine the best option for transient populations, like the homeless, migrant workers or those disconnected from the health care system.
The health department has been offering expanded testing in community locations since Oct. 5 through a pilot program with the state.
Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky will conduct an audit to make sure all lives lost to COVID-19 in the state are counted.
The Julian M. Carroll Convention Center in downtown Paducah was used as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site Monday.
“From our high point on Jan. 12, our cases have now fallen 72% over the past seven weeks," Beshear said, adding that the state's positivity rate is trending downward as well.
A state prison in west Kentucky is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19, according to numbers released by the state's department of corrections.
“If that can be done, then immediately overnight every continent will have dozens of companies who would be able to produce these vaccines,” said Abdul Muktadir.
With more than 28.5 million confirmed Covid-19 cases and over 511,000 reported deaths in the US since the start of the pandemic, and while the demand for vaccine still far exceeds supply, these vaccines can't come soon enough.
"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.”
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.
Baptist Health says it has reached a major milestone — administering more than 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses (and counting) to patients in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Health have expanded phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people with serious medical conditions, in line with federal guidance.
"We need to reframe this entire discussion. What will help Americans the most is not vaccinating every American first," one expert said.
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.