As vaccines roll out across the state and become available to more of its population, Wyoming health officials are tasked with getting as many people inoculated as possible with the available doses.
Dr. Jennifer Clark said Oklahoma is on pace this month to outstrip December metrics "by quite a bit," even with delays in reporting. She expects January to be at least close to double what the state experienced in December.
Jan. 14—ST. LOUIS — As a certified nurse assistant at the Estates of Spanish Lake nursing home, Shunda Whitfield is among the only Missouri residents being offered the vaccine for COVID-19. National guidelines call for first vaccinating "patient-facing" health care personnel as well as nursing home residents and staff before moving on to other high-risk populations and essential workers. ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's emergency approval of Pfizer's and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines does not cover most children, with Pfizer being available for those 16 and older and Moderna's being available for those 18 and older.
The BBB of the Mid-South is issuing a scam warning about fraudulent calls claiming to be from or on behalf of a doctor’s office. Nine reports have been filed with the BBB’s Scam Tracker service in a recent two week period.
Vaccinations in Virginia continue to lag as the state approaches half a million doses distributed and the percentage of people testing positive climbs to nearly 16%, a first since early May.
On Dec. 21, the Shelby County Health Department issued new Safer at Home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 effective Dec. 29 at 12:01 a.m. to Jan. 22 at 11:59 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tammi Singleton, a native of Memphis and 2008 graduate of the University of Memphis, was selected as the Commander, Navy Installations Command senior non-supervisor civilian of the quarter for the 3rd quarter of 2020.
Cory Johnson, who is set to be executed by the federal government on Jan. 14 for his involvement in Richmond’s deadly “Newtowne Gang,” is asking President Trump to commute his sentence to life without parole.
Federal officials notified Virginia on Thursday that the state will receive about 110,000 fewer doses of the COVID-19 vaccine than it was promised at the start of this month.
A Tweet by a Roanoke Valley funeral home president on the growing number of COVID-19 deaths locally, took off on social media. Sammy Oakey thinks a message from an undertaker was heard by people who have tired of hearing from public health officials.
Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday that he is considering further COVID-19 restrictions this week following upward trends since Thanksgiving and a weekend that saw the highest number of daily coronavirus cases ever recorded in Virginia, with 11,490 new infections coming in since Friday.
"He's done so much for the community," said Michelle Cook, his wife of 31 years. "And (he had) such a big heart. He gave so much of his time out of work."
Over the past two months, Nash County has become representative of a lot of the state's more rural counties: the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has almost doubled since Oct. 1, from about 2,500 to nearly 4,600. Deaths have increased by more than 150%.
The recession of 2007-2009 was sometimes called the "man-cession" because men were the most affected. The 2020 economic situation has been much worse for women. "We’re just trying to survive, trying to get through it."
A computer glitch with the company administering some COVID relief aid for Nebraska caused some applicants to miss out on assistance.
Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and mayors from around the Triad are joining forces to ask Washington to pass federal assistance to help restaurants make it through the winter.
The Downtown Memphis Commission welcomes visitors to downtown this season with this Christmas tree at the corner of Main Street and Peabody Place. The real Santa will safely greet children here from inside a snowglobe adorned with St Jude Children's Research Hospital patient artwork. Photos …
During these times of isolation, it is especially hard for seniors living in independent living and other care facilities who are used to having family, friends and clergy check in to provide socialization, comfort and companionship.
Pet therapy and visitation are ways to help increase self-esteem and mental and physical activity while not having the responsibilities that come with pet ownership.
With the initial shipments of a new vaccine against COVID-19 potentially weeks away, Virginia is testing its plan for distributing the initially limited supply of the vaccine to the people who need it most — front-line medical workers and the employees and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Groene said the “hate email” started when an email to colleagues was made public, along with “false accusations that I was irresponsible,” which he blamed on a senator “who is antagonistic toward me.”
Calling conditions in North Carolina "dire" for the future spread of COVID-19, Gov. Roy Cooper announced a new executive order on Monday tightening regulations that call for people to wear masks.
As of early Friday, the Cone Health had 125 patients with COVID-19, not including people in the emergency rooms. That's up from 119 on Thursday, 107 on Wednesday and 103 on Tuesday.
Gov. Pete Ricketts said the safest option for Thanksgiving is to reduce the size of gatherings — not get a test, then belly up at a big feast.
As the holidays approach, the Vint family is among thousands heading into their first such season without loved ones lost to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
“I feel like there’s not enough of me to go around. I can’t be in all of my rooms all of the time,” one hospital worker said. “Some days I have left very ugly crying.”
About 20,000 out-of-work Virginians who are still receiving extended unemployment benefits during the pandemic are going to see those benefits end starting Saturday.
The governor, who did not rule out further restrictions, said "This is in your hands, Virginia — you know what to do. If we do the right things, we will keep the numbers down.”
A viral video of maskless Husker fans in party mode last weekend shows the challenge faced by college administrators in enforcing coronavirus rules.
"Our extremely committed doctors and nurses, our facilities and resources are becoming stretched," Cone Health CEO Terry Akin said.
The State Board of Elections on Monday delayed certification of the state’s election results until later this week, giving additional time to the Richmond voter registrar’s office, which is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.
Teachers said they feel overwhelmed and overworked, especially where they have been asked to simultaneously teach both remote students and those in their classrooms.
The current surge of COVID patients in Nebraska hospitals drew concern Friday from the medical chiefs of three large Omaha-based health systems.
Wisconsin's first Coronavirus Relief Bill had opened up $75 million the governor could spend to address effects of the pandemic. But it was never used.
(The Center Square) – The U.S. Department of Justice announced two new federal charges Tuesday against Tennessee state Sen. Katrina Robinson, D-Memphis.
(The Center Square) – Gov. Bill Lee called for all Tennessee schools to return to in-person instruction in an address to lawmakers Tuesday, opening an education-focused special legislative session.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryoport, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYRX) ("Cryoport" or the "Company"), a global leader in temperature-controlled supply chain solutions for the life sciences industry, today announced that it intends to offer $200 million of shares of common stock in an underwritten public offering. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. Cryoport also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the shares of common stock offered in the public offering at the public offering price. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Cryoport.
GERMANTOWN, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. or MAA (NYSE: MAA) today announced the taxable composition of the 2020 distributions paid to shareholders. The company does not expect any portion of the 2020 distributions paid to shareholders to represent a return of capital. The company did not incur any foreign taxes. The composition presented is applicable to all dividend distributions during 2020. The classifications for 2020 are as follows:
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas health officials warned Arkansans about the dangers of Super Bowl parties and a new COVID-19 variant on Tuesday as the state pushes vaccines and combats a winter surge.
TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 43 new COVID deaths on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 3,037 since the pandemic began in March 2020.
(The Center Square) – About 1.6 million Illinoisans with a Facebook page who joined a class-action lawsuit could get about $350 in the coming months as part of a settlement.
TEXARKANA, Ark. - In less than six months, most stray animals in the Texarkana area will have a new shelter to stay in, until they find a forever home.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas man charged in the U.S. Capitol riot was released into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service on Tuesday to be extradited to Washington D.C.
Anyone who has moved to a new place knows that the transition takes some time and effort. Valeri Kim Cousins Shaffer moved to Newport from Michigan twelve years ago, but still remembers the many shed tears and intense feelings of loneliness that accompanied her relocation. Shaffer’s story is one of hope and perseverance in a difficult season of life.
Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Treasury secretary, urges Congress to "act big" on Covid-19 relief spending during her confirmation hearing.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global leading tire company Hankook Tire is equipping the new Audi RS Q8 with its tires as original equipment. The German car manufacturer's Q-series is characterized by progressive design and pioneering technology. The Audi Sport vehicle demonstrates the sporting potential of this series with power rating of 591 horsepower / 590ft-lbs torque, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. The performance of the Audi RS Q8 with its quattro all-wheel drive and RS-specific elements is immediately evident. This athleticism is enhanced by Hankook's original equipment tires the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV in 295/40 ZR22 112Y XL AO. To ensure safe driving in the cold season, Audi customers can order the winter tires, i*cept evo 2 in the size 275/40 R22 107V XL AO (suitable for snow chains) or optionally the 295/35 R23 108W XL AO.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QHR Health, the largest shared services company for independent hospitals and health systems nationwide, reported a 130 percent increase in new clients in 2020 over the previous year. Additionally, the company acquired revenue cycle company, Resolution (now, ResolutionRCM), and brought to market six new or expanded solutions, including:
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Because of COVID-19 millions of students are remote, creating gaps that effect learning outcomes. These gaps often include a lack of Internet access at home and limited opportunities for STEM and Computer Science education. A new Chromebook app has been released that helps bridge these gaps for many students.
GRAY, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study (NCBI), close to 90 percent of the world's student population has had their learning experience disrupted by new policies put into place as a result of the recent pandemic. Many parents fear that virtual learning will become a permanent fixture due to the instability of in-person instruction, and they don't feel prepared. One of the greatest concerns among these parents is the fear that their children will not cooperate when the parents try to enforce a schoolwork schedule ordered by the district--and it is not necessarily their fault. In an era where the youth often determine the culture, more so than at any time in the world's history, many parents struggle to find the needed respect to lead, guide, and instruct their children.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Patricia Nash Designs, a designer brand of leather handbags, jewelry, and accessories, announced today the appointment of Evolution USA as the licensing and brand management agency for relevant category extensions. Evolution is tapped with developing and managing a full-scale licensing program including identifying retail and licensee partnerships with initial focus on the North American market.
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TETRA Technologies, Inc. ("TETRA" or the "Company") (NYSE: TTI) today announced that Tim Moeller, Senior Vice-President Chemicals and Supply Chain, has been assigned to lead the Company's initiatives involving its industrial products and key mineral resources in the Company's Arkansas brine leases to support carbon capture and advances in energy storage and battery production.
The Republican 38th Senate District Committee announced its party canvass slate Monday night in preparation for a districtwide party vote to pick the candidate for the March 23 special election.
CNN's Erica Hill reports on confusion around the amount of second doses of the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer as the CDC warns the new Covid-19 variants could accelerate the spread of Covid-19 in the US.
NASHVILLE—Tennessee House Republicans today passed HJR0018, a resolution approving the waiver for Tennessee’s shared savings proposal from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The University of Tennessee officially announced the firing of head football Jeremy Pruitt on Monday afternoon amid an internal investigation into the football program that could potentially lead to Level 1 and 2 NCAA violations.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Memphis City Mayor Jim Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris joined with members of Teamsters Local 667 today to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor 1968 sanitation striker Elmore Nickleberry.
Virgin Orbit completed its first successful launch into orbit, sending its LauncherOne hurtling to space after deploying from the wing of a retrofitted Boeing 747.
(The Center Square) – Gov. Bill Lee has unveiled legislation to address learning loss among Tennessee students caused by pandemic-related school closures and extended time away from the classroom.
As the General Assembly began the new 2021 legislative session on Tuesday, State Sen. Ken Yager (R-Kingston) encourages local citizens to contact him regarding issues of importance to them.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellyco Metal Detectors has announced it is donating 2,846 headphone sets to Knox County Schools in an effort to make education more accessible to students at a time when so many are learning virtually.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Novatech, a nationwide Managed Office provider, has announced expansion into San Antonio, Texas.
CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- HUB International Limited (Hub), a leading full-service global insurance broker, announced today that it has acquired the assets of MPE Employee Benefit Services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Virginia General Assembly session will be overshadowed by 10 months of pandemic and a week of post-insurrection controversy as legislators get to work in the 2021 session.