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US reaches 300 million vaccine shots in 150 days

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden took a cautious victory lap Friday in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read more

14 hours ago by News Service Report.

County, state officials work to increase vaccinations as concern over Delta variant grows

SALISBURY — As COVID-19 cases continue a downward trajectory in Rowan County, vaccination rates are still lagging behind. Over the previous two weeks, Rowan County ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas still at risk

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — New COVID-19 cases are declining across most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations. But almost all states ... Read more

6 days ago by News Service Report.

Vaccine surplus grows as expiration dates loom

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and LEAH WILLINGHAM Associated Press In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Wealthiest nations expected to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

By ZEKE MILLER, AAMER MADHANI and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press ST. IVES, England (AP) — The Group of Seven nations are set to commit to ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Salisbury Police officer dies after contracting COVID-19

SALISBURY — Rowan County recorded its fifth COVID-19 death in two weeks early Thursday. Sgt. Shane Karriker of the Salisbury Police Department died after contracting ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

US to share more vaccine supplies through COVAX program

By Zeke Miller Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Thursday the U.S. will swiftly donate an initial allotment of 25 million doses of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

YMCA, New Sarum Brewing will host vaccination sites offering cash cards

SALISBURY — In an effort to entice unvaccinated people to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Rowan County is offering $25 Summer Cash ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Mass COVID-19 vaccine site in Greensboro shuts down

GREENSBORO (AP) — A federally supported mass vaccination center operated from a Greensboro shopping mall closed this week, state government officials announced Friday. The vaccination ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

NC reports millionth COVID case as vaccine demand drops

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina health providers are requesting fewer and fewer vaccines and have sent back nearly ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

State’s COVID-19 alert system puts Rowan one away from best tier

SALISBURY — When state health officials updated the county alert system for COVID-19 on Thursday, Rowan County was just one step away from being among ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

State’s map shows vaccinations by Census tract

SALISBURY — State data show a wide gap between the highest and lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in Rowan County. While some communities are just 16% ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Alyssa Harris promoted from interim to permanent Rowan health director

SALISBURY — The Rowan Board of Health named Alyssa Harris the county’s health director during a called meeting Tuesday night. “I am honored to have ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

State will offer $25 card for COVID-19 vaccines in Rowan, other counties

SALISBURY — State officials on Monday announced select locations in Rowan and three other counties will give $25 cards to people who receive COVID-19 vaccinations. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

COVID-19 data for May 20

COVID-19 statistics for Rowan County, as reported by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday, is as follows: • There have been 215 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

New class action lawsuit filed against Salisbury nursing home alleges negligence, mismanagement of COVID-19

SALISBURY — A class action lawsuit filed this week in the U.S. Middle District Court of North Carolina alleges severe understaffing, negligence and mismanagement of ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan County sees death No. 306 from COVID-19

SALISBURY — State health officials on Wednesday reported one new death as a result of COVID-19 in Rowan County, bringing the county’s total to 306 ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

CDC director says mask turnaround based solely on science

Associated Press The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Rowan sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths as mask mandate lifted, vaccines administered continue decline

SALISBURY — With indoor mask mandates lifting and a decreasing number of vaccines being administered across North Carolina, state health officials reported four new COVID-19 ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Salisbury teen becomes one of first in age group to receive COVID-19 vaccine

SALISBURY — Drew Aron, a 14-year-old student at Salisbury Academy, last week became part of the county’s top 1%. That is, the 1% of people ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

State mostly returns to normal operations after 15 months of lockdowns, restrictions

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday immediately ended the state’s capacity limits on businesses and nearly all ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Gov. Cooper lifts indoor mask mandate for most situations, gathering limits

SALISBURY — Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday said he’s lifting mandatory capacity, gathering, social distancing and most mandatory indoor mask requirements. Cooper says masks will ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Auditors find oversight lacking for $3 billion of state’s pandemic aid

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration failed to thoroughly monitor how $3.1 billion in federal coronavirus relief ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan

SALISBURY — State data on Thursday showed Rowan County reaching its 303rd death from COVID-19. The death is the second this week. Death No. 302 ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Fluctuating COVID-19 death number back to 302 in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Rowan County started the week with 301 COVID-19 deaths, increased to 302 on Monday, dipped back down to 301 on Tuesday and was ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

RSS superintendent, Board of Health discuss strategies for increasing student vaccination rates

SALISBURY — With only a few weeks left before schools let out for summer break, the Rowan County Board of Health discussed ways to improve ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan Health Department clarifies county’s COVID-19 death total is 301

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday incorrectly reported Rowan County’s 302nd death from COVID-19, according to local health officials. ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

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