Coronavirus

CDC sets rules for trial cruises with volunteer passengers

Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in U.S. waters.

  Evansville opens mobile vaccine clinic in METS bus

  Canada authorizes Pfizer vaccine for age 12 and older

Ky. Gov. Beshear reports 710 new COVID-19 cases

Elderly woman dies from COVID-19 in Nebraska, despite being vaccinated

4 new COVID-19 cases reported in local Ill. counties

  What COVID-era travel changes are likely here to stay?

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  ‘GetVax’: Text for locations to get COVID vaccine

  COVID’s US toll projected to drop sharply by the end of July

Ind. reports 21 new COVID cases in Vanderburgh Co.

  Are Biden’s COVID vaccination goals doable?

  Deaconess President provides coronavirus and vaccine updates

8 new COVID-19 cases reported in local Ill. counties

  More mobile vaccine sites announced in W. Ky.

FEMA has announced the mobile vaccine sites for Western Kentucky for the rest of the week.

Green River District reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths & 54 additional cases

Officials say two of those deaths are being reported from the state audit of death certificates.

Ind. reports new COVID death in Vanderburgh and Gibson counties

Tuesday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 824 new coronavirus cases and 12 new deaths.

  Pfizer expects to file for full FDA approval of its COVID vaccine in May

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine currently has emergency authorization for use from the FDA.

  Family claims flight home denied after son with autism couldn’t wear mask

  FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week

  COVID-19 restrictions easing in US and Europe amid disaster in India

Evansville Catholic schools report 1 new positive COVID-19 case

  Deaconess doctor talks COVID-19 variants

  Mobile vaccine clinics planned in Daviess Co.

Officials report 2 new COVID-19 cases in our local Ill. counties

No new deaths were reported in our area.

  Health officials report 21 new COVID-19 cases at Henderson Co. Jail

The Green River District is reporting two new coronavirus-related deaths and 36 additional cases on Monday.

5 out of 8 local Ind. counties show no new COVID cases

Monday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 812 new coronavirus cases and one new death.

  Germany cancels Oktoberfest for 2nd year over virus fears

Bavarian Governor Markus Soeder said it was with “heavy hearts” that they decided to call off the festival.

  Restaurant survival hopes pick up as $28.6B in grants begin

Thousands of restaurants and bars decimated by the COVID-19 outbreak have a better chance at survival as the government begins handing out $28.6 billion in grants — money to help these small businesses stay afloat while they wait for customers to return.

  Travel industry bouncing back with many planning summer vacations

After more than a year of limited vacations booked, the travel industry is finally getting back on its feet.

  Federal COVID-19 vaccine clinic resumes in Henderson this week

Those interested can make an appointment online, but the clinic also accepts walk-in patients.

Health officials reporting over 4K new COVID-19 cases in Ill.

Illinois health officials are reporting 4,673 new coronavirus cases and 59 more deaths Sunday.

  US to launch trade talks on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Two White House officials say the U.S. trade representative will begin talks in the World Trade Organization on ways to overcome intellectual property issues that are keeping poorer countries from making their own generic version of critically needed COVID-19 vaccines.

21 new COVID-19 cases reported in local Ind. counties

Sunday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,072 new coronavirus cases and 11 additional deaths.

5 new COVID-19 cases reported in local Ill. counties

Illinois health officials are reporting 2,813 new coronavirus cases and 32 more deaths Saturday.

Ind. reports 17 new COVID-19 cases in Vanderburgh Co.; 5 new deaths statewide

Saturday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,191 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths.

Green River District reports 35 more COVID-19 cases

The Green River District is reporting 35 new coronavirus cases on Saturday.

  India launches effort to inoculate all adults against COVID

India has opened vaccinations to all adults in hopes of taming a monstrous spike in COVID-19 infections.

  Hospital fire kills 18 virus patients as India steps up jabs

A fire in a COVID-19 hospital ward in western India has killed 18 patients as the country grappling with the worst outbreak yet steps up a vaccination drive for all its adults even though some states say don’t have enough jabs.

  Tri-State travelers react to TSA mask mandate extension

On Friday, TSA officials announced they are extending the face mask requirement for passengers on planes, trains and buses through September 13.

  US to restrict travel from India over COVID starting Tuesday

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden’s administration made the determination on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  TSA extends mask mandate on planes to September

The rule was set to expire May 11 but will now run through Sept. 13.

Ky. reports 723 new COVID-19 cases

The positivity rate currently stands at 3.22% statewide.

  Number of Americans fully vaccinated tops 100 million

The reopening and similar steps elsewhere around the country reflect increasing optimism as COVID-19 deaths tumble and the ranks of the vaccinated grow.

  Disneyland reopens as California emerges from virus depths

Disneyland is reopening after a 13-month closure.

6 new COVID-19 cases reported in local Ill. counties

No new deaths were reported in our area.

  Dr. Fauci: Be sure to get 2nd dose of vaccines

Dr. Anthony Fauci says it's important for those getting one of the two-dose vaccines to complete their course to gain maximum protection against the virus.

16 new COVID cases in Vanderburgh Co.; 8 new deaths statewide

Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,494 new coronavirus cases and eight more deaths.

  US officials: Anxiety drove vaccine reactions in 5 states

The CDC found that about a quarter of the people reporting side effects had similar things happen following past vaccinations.

  Why vaccine hesitancy in young adults matters

A poll released Thursday found 31 percent of adults under the age of 35 don’t plan on getting vaccinated.

More mobile vaccination sites coming to W. Ky.

This is part of the partnership between the state and the White House.

  Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church in Henderson holding vaccine clinic

That clinic is happening from 1 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

  EVSC parent shutting down virtual learning Facebook page

Kim Sullivan created a Facebook group to help parents and teachers navigate virtual learning.

  Low turnout for first day of federal Henderson vaccination clinic

The clinic is capable of administering 250 doses a day.

  Free rides, beer and savings bonds: Vaccinators get creative

Public health officials say the efforts are crucial to reach people who haven’t been vaccinated yet.

4 new COVID-19 cases reported in local Ill. counties

No new deaths were reported in our area.

  Moderna ups COVID vaccine production

The drugmaker says it wants to produce up to a billion doses in 2021.

Ky. reports 796 new COVID-19 cases

The positivity rate currently stands at 3.12% statewide.

Ind. reports 11 new COVID deaths statewide, none in local counties

Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,406 new coronavirus cases and 11 more deaths.

  Graphic: Indians turn to black market, unproven drugs as virus surges

As India faces a devastating surge of new coronavirus infections overwhelming its health care system, people are taking desperate measures to try to keep loved ones alive.

  Report: Cruises could resume sailing in mid-July

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said eliminating risk on cruises isn’t possible, so the idea is to mitigate it with a blend of testing, quarantine and vaccination.

  Federal vaccine clinic in Henderson Co. opens Thursday

That clinic opens at the Henderson County Cooperative Extension on Thursday.

  Vaccine efforts for Owensboro’s Burmese population underway

COVID-19 outbreaks hit Owensboro’s Burmese population hard last spring.

  EU to hold hearing in case against AstraZeneca

The European Commission says it’s taking the British-Swedish firm to court for failing to respect the vaccine delivery commitments in its contract with the 27-nation bloc.

  Commission on Homelessness partners with Vanderburgh Co. Health Dept. for mobile vaccination clinics

On Tuesday, the Commission on Homelessness for Evansville and Vanderburgh County announced it will conduct mobile clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccinations at area homeless shelters, housing and services agencies.

  Dr. Box: 1.8M Hoosiers are fully vaccinated

On Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 1,272 new coronavirus cases and 19 more deaths.

  Kansas City pub gives out shots (vaccines, that is)

This week the Bier Station in Kansas City’s Waldo neighborhood brewed up a COVID vaccination event after more than 1,000 doses became available.

Illinois reporting 10 new COVID-19 cases in area counties

No new deaths were reported in our area.

Gov. Beshear reports 747 new COVID-19 cases

Out of the 21,500 reported COVID-19 cases in the district, health officials say 19,300 people have recovered.

  AP analysis: The expected COVID baby boom may be a baby bust

Births have fallen dramatically in many states during the coronavirus outbreak, according to an Associated Press analysis of preliminary data from half the country.

  Boonville holds ceremony for Workers Memorial Day

Event organizers say citizens, local workers, officials and father leaders will gather at Boonville City Hall.

  Outdoor event organizers react to Gov. Beshear’s new mask ordinance

A lot of outdoor events in Kentucky can now be maskless thanks to the latest ordinance from Governor Andy Beshear.

  Kentucky on the rebound: Ag Commissioner & Ky. Restaurant Association pushing for re-opening businesses

The Kentucky Restaurant Association is eager to see businesses open up more.

  Private school warns teachers against COVID-19 vaccines in Fla.

In a letter sent to students’ parents, the school discourages teachers and staff from getting the COVID-19 vaccines or to wait until the end of the school year.

  Vanderburgh Co. Commissioners approve ordinance for American Rescue Plan Act

On Tuesday, county commissioners approved an ordinance that would establish the local recovery fund.

  Health department hosts vaccination clinic for inmates at Daviess Co. Detention Center

The Green River District Health Department held a vaccine clinic for inmates at the Daviess County Detention Center.

  CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the updated guidance Tuesday in yet another carefully calibrated step on the road back to normal from the coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 570,000 people in U.S.

10 new COVID-19 cases reported in local Ill. counties

No new deaths were reported in our area.

Hopkins Co. reports 50 new COVID-19 cases over the past week

The Green River District reported 31 new coronavirus cases Tuesday.

Ind. reports 1 new COVID-19 death in Gibson Co., 13 statewide

Tuesday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 867 new coronavirus cases and 13 more deaths.

  ‘More normal lifestyle’ coming for the vaccinated, HHS chief says

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra says people who are vaccinated against COVID will be able to go back to a more normal life.

  Harry and Meghan to lead ‘Vax Live’ fundraising concert

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will appear at “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World.”