Coronavirus

  Heritage Christian School among 9 religious schools in support of lawsuit against KY Gov. Beshear

Nine religious schools, including one in the Tri-State, plus more than a thousand Kentucky parents have filed briefs in support of Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s lawsuit against Governor Andy Beasher’s order banning in-person instruction.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

EVSC approves contract with T-Mobile for new hot spot devices

  Officials in Newburgh cancel 2 holiday events due to COVID-19

  Federal prisons to prioritize staff to receive virus vaccine

Wabash Co. Health Depart. warns public of COVID-19 exposure at wedding

  Vanderburgh Co. Health Dept. to receive inspection assistance

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  3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

3 more students at Evansville Catholic schools test positive for COVID-19

Gov. Pritzker eases certification requirements for unemployment

89 restaurants in Vanderburgh Co. receive cease and desist letters for COVID-19 violations

  4 local meat processors awarded money to help offset coronavirus impact

  Shops, gyms to reopen in England under new COVID-19 plan

Gov. Beshear reports highest Monday on record

The Green River District Health Department reported two more COVID-19 related deaths and 131 additional cases.

Indiana passes 300K coronavirus cases; 210 new cases in Vanderburgh Co.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 5,606 new coronavirus cases and 27 new deaths Monday.

  Pandemic has taken a bite out of seafood trade, consumption

The coronavirus pandemic has hurt the U.S. seafood industry due to a precipitous fall in imports and exports and a drop in catch of some species.

  UE offering rapid-result COVID-19 testing to students returning home

UE will begin offering free, rapid-result testing to students who are planning to return home for Thanksgiving Break.

  Regal owner Cineworld secures financial help until hoped-for reopening

  Different COVID-19 testing options & the best ways to get your results

  Military steps in to help in El Paso hospitals amid devastating COVID-19 surge

  Ohio Co. schools bus drivers to start food deliveries with move to virtual learning

  High school students in Warrick Co. going all virtual

  Kentucky schools move to virtual learning Monday

  Coronavirus spike instigates new wave of panic-buying shoppers

The coronavirus supply shortage is happening yet again.

  Passengers flying despite CDC warning against Thanksgiving holiday travel

Despite the CDC’s recommendation against traveling for Thanksgiving, airports throughout the country have been busy this weekend, including Evansville Regional Airport.

  KY shatters weekly record for COVID-19 cases as Thanksgiving holiday draws closer

Kentucky is reporting that 158,100 residents have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The positivity rate currently stands at 9.19% statewide.

  Tri-State stores prepare for holiday shopping surge

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, stores across the Tri-State prepare for a holiday shopping surge.

State map shows 48 new COVID-19 deaths, 3 reported in our area

The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 6,255 new coronavirus cases and 48 new deaths.

  First US immunizations for COVID-19 could arrive on Dec. 12

The head of the U.S. effort to produce a coronavirus vaccine says the first immunizations could happen on Dec. 12.

Macy’s flagship store honors essential workers with holiday window displays

The display for this challenging year - with the theme "Give, Love and Believe" - honors frontline workers who have performed so heroically during the pandemic.

  Wrong text strangers hold mini Thanksgiving to honor loved one who died from COVID-19

An Arizona grandmother and her grandson by choice have celebrated Thanksgiving together since they met through an accidental text message in 2016.

  FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug Trump received

U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened last month.

  Gov. Beshear urging Kentuckians to follow new COVID-19 restrictions

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear voiced concern about reaching a point where not enough doctors and nurses will be available to care for the rising number of Kentuckians falling ill to COVID-19.

  Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

Efforts to require lawmakers and staff to wear masks have received a cool reception even in statehouses that have seen outbreaks of the virus or where Republican governors have issued statewide mandates.

State map shows 40 new COVID-19 deaths; 146 new cases in Vanderburgh Co.

The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 6,983 new coronavirus cases and 40 new deaths on Saturday.

  Tenn. woman delivers baby while hospitalized with COVID-19

Now she’s sharing her experience with others and hopes they take the warning serious.

  Officials: High rate of failing grades among OPS students attributed to pandemic

Owensboro Public Schools officials are working to get students back on track. That’s as the district said they’re seeing an up tick of students with failing grades across their district.

KY confirms another daily record in COVID-19 cases, new restrictions take effect

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed that Friday’s COVID-19 report broke the state’s record for the highest ever number of new daily cases.

  New restrictions begin in Illinois with no indoor service for bars, restaurants

New restrictions went into place Friday in Illinois, causing restaurants to close their doors to indoor dining.

  Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May

The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest since the calamitous spring in and around New York City.

  What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

During a health crisis, the FDA can loosen its normal scientific standards to allow emergency use of experimental drugs, devices, vaccines and other medical products.

  Student heading home for the holiday? Get a virus test, colleges say

Thousands of cases have been connected to campuses since some colleges reopened this fall, forcing students to quarantine in dorms and shifting classes online.

Illinois reports 49 new COVID-19 cases in our area

On Friday, Illinois health officials reported 13,012 new coronavirus cases and 126 new deaths.

2 more COVID-19 deaths, 184 new cases reported in Vanderburgh Co.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 6,912 new positive cases and 63 new COVID-19 related deaths Friday.

  Daviess Co. Public Library to reduce open hours

They say because of this reduction in staff, the library will temporally reduce open hours.

  Henderson Community College to move courses online in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Henderson Community College (HCC) will be moving to virtual learning starting on Monday.

  New COVID-19 restrictions to take effect in Illinois on Friday

On Friday, new restrictions will be in place in Illinois to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

  Owensboro Catholic Schools to reluctantly comply with Gov. Beshear’s orders

Owensboro Catholic Schools plans to move to virtual learning Monday, school officials announced on Thursday.

  KY Gov. Beshear recommends virtual services for houses of worship

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear issued a new recommendation for houses of worship, requesting them to hold virtual services starting Friday.

  Health experts clash over use of certain drugs for COVID-19

Health officials around the world disagree on the use certain drugs for COVID-19, leading to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live.

  COVID-19 hospitalizations currently low in Ohio Co.

For the time being, COVID-19 hospitalizations are down in Ohio County.

  Tri-State mayors, hospital officials urge people not to get together for Thanksgiving

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke was joined by Henderson Mayor Steve Austin, Mount Vernon Mayor Bill Curtis, Princeton Mayor Greg Wright, and Boonville Mayor Charlie Wyatt for a press conference on Wednesday.

  Substitute teachers needed in Evansville as classroom demands continue to grow

School officials are seeing more and more teachers consider early retirement, or even resigning because of recent demands.

Tyson suspends Iowa plant managers amid virus betting claim

At the time of the alleged betting, Tyson was resisting pressure from local officials to shut down the plant as a safety precaution. The company argued the plant, which can process nearly 20,000 hogs per day, was a vital market for farmers and critical to the meat supply.

WiFi hotspots added at 7 volunteer fire stations across Daviess Co.

Fiscal Court officials say the hotspots are to help students and adults working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Berry Global reports record 4th quarter & fiscal year 2020 results

Berry Global released its fourth-quarter results on Thursday.

  EVPL shifting to curbside services only

Due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, officials with the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library will shift to curbside only services beginning Monday, November 23.

IN reports 7.4K new COVID-19 cases, 4 new local deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 7,420 new positive cases and 59 new COVID-19 related deaths Thursday.

Hotspots available in Union Co. for students needing WiFi

Buses will be out and about in Union County starting Thursday for students who need access to WiFi.

  Henderson Co. Judge-Executive weighs in on Gov. Beshear’s new restrictions

The vast majority of Kentucky counties are in the red, including Henderson County.

  Funeral homes feeling ‘overwhelmed’ from COVID-19 pandemic

As the pandemic continues, funeral homes are having to adapt quickly during the deadly COVID-19 public health emergency.

  Owensboro businesses get creative ahead of Gov. Beshear’s new restrictions

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is expected to announce new COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday.

IL shows 1 new COVID-19 death in Wayne Co.

Wednesday, Illinois health officials reported 8,922 new coronavirus cases and 139 new deaths.

  EXPLAINER: What’s with the confusion over masks?

A lot of the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus comes down to a seemingly simple concept: Wearing a mask.

Evansville Rescue Mission’s ‘Drumstick Dash’ canceled

The Evansville Rescue Mission says they submitted an application, but it was denied.

  Henderson schools going virtual for at least 2 weeks

For the two weeks of November 23rd and November 30th, all Henderson County Schools will utilize non-traditional instruction (NTI)

  IN reports 2 new local COVID-19 deaths; Perry and Spencer in red

Wednesday, the Indiana State Department of Health reported 6,143 new positive cases and 60 new COVID-19 related deaths.

  Hopkins Co. Health Depart. changing contact tracing policies

The health department is now directing those who have tested positive to notify their contacts.

  Bishop calls for temporary suspension of in-person UMC services

The Bishop of the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church is calling for churches to suspend in-person services for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19.

  Sorry, Grinch. Virus won’t stop NORAD from tracking Santa

The North American Aerospace Defense Command has announced that NORAD will track Santa on Dec. 24, just as it has done for 65 years. But there will be some changes.

  Toilet paper limits, empty shelves are back as coronavirus surges

The biggest supply issue seems to be paper products: 21% of shelves that stock paper towels and toilet paper are empty, the highest level in at least a month.

  Texas boy, 4, loses both parents to COVID-19 just months apart

As they mourn, the family is urging others to do their part to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by wearing masks and staying safe.

  Tri-State has deadliest day since pandemic started

Coronavirus death tolls shatter in parts of the Tri-State.

‘A Downtown Christmas’ canceled due to Gov. Holcomb’s limit on gatherings

A pair of Christmas events have been canceled due to COVID-19.

  Vanderburgh Co. Health Depart. sends ‘cease and desist’ letters to businesses

The Vanderburgh County Health Department says it’s sending “cease and desist letters” to businesses that are disregarding the state’s COVID guidelines.

  Tri-State hospitals provide capacity updates

With COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise, 14 News checked in with small hospitals in our area to see how their numbers were stacking up in terms of ICU beds available, staffing and PPE.

  Pfizer files for authorization on coronavirus vaccine

Last week, the company announced its coronavirus vaccine appeared to be more than 90% effective.

  Volunteers still needed to test variety of COVID-19 vaccines

Multiple vaccines will be needed to meet global demand and help end the pandemic, raising concern that studies that still need to sign up thousands of volunteers could run short if people wait for an already OK’d option instead.

  Warrick Co. buys mobile morgue

With so many COVID-19 deaths across the country, emergency officials in many states are worried they don’t have enough room in the county morgues.

  IL Gov. Pritzker announces state to move back to Tier 3 mitigations Fri.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is set to give his Tuesday update at 2:30 p.m.

  Navajo Nation locks down for 3 weeks because of coronavirus surge

People can only leave their homes for emergencies or essentials; government offices and businesses must close. Learning moves online.