COVID 19

President Joe Biden announced during his State of the Union address, that Americans can order another round of free at-home Covid-19 tests next week, In January, the government launched its effort to provide free rapid antigen tests through the website COVIDtests.gov.  Initially, there was a limit of four tests per residential address,  now every American […]

Healthcare workers at three Atrium hospitals received some TLC last night.  Some members of The Charlotte Symphony performed at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Pineville and Atrium University City to thank workers for their tireless efforts to serve others during the pandemic.  Last night’s tribute continues the tradition of the community honoring healthcare workers […]

Nearly a week after the Biden administration announced it will distribute 400 million free N95 masks to the public, the face coverings are starting to arrive at retail locations.  Each person is allowed up to 3 free masks as long as supplies last. The first stores are expected to begin offering masks on Friday, Jan. […]

Novant has fired hundreds of employees a week after being suspended for not meeting the company’s deadline to receive a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Novant gave those unvaccinated employees five days to begin their series of shots. Hospital system employees who are taking the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines have until Oct. 15 to receive their […]

Over the weekendbMecklenburg County health officials announced that they have been okayed to offer the Pfizer booster to high-risk groups and front-line workers. This includes “anyone whose job puts them at high risk for exposure” – health care workers, grocery store employees and teachers. People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a […]

Tuesday is the last day to receive a $100 incentive offered in North Carolina for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.  The Summer Card incentive program offered $100 cards to those 18 or older getting their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to drive vaccination rates. The program ends today.  So if you have not received a COVID-19 […]

  Rainbow Push announced on Saturday that Rev. Jesse Jackson and wife Jacqueline Brown Jackson have been admitted to Northwestern Hospital in Chicago with COVID-19.  As of last night, doctors report that they are responding well to treatment and they are continually being monitored. This makes for another breakthrough case, as Jackson received his first […]

Charlotte’s new mask mandate took effect yesterday afternoon and will last at least at least through the end of the month. Officials have ordered people in Charlotte and unincorporated parts of Mecklenburg to wear a mask in any indoor public space, regardless of social distancing and vaccination status.  

Kids in the Palmetto State head back to school today.  State law there prohibits schools from requiring masks, and parents and families are concerned.  Close to home in Lancaster, a student at Andrew Jackson died from COVID 19.  District officials there and statewide say their hands are tied and are encouraging parents to mitigate the […]

Mecklenburg County Public Health officials advise residents do not travel during spring break due to the potential of catching and spreading COVID-19. On Friday, MCPH issued an advisory against travel over the spring break holiday. The reason behind the advisory, officials say involves increased exposure for contracting COVID-19. The county provided a list that outlines […]

According to CBS News, a Wisconsin pharmacist was fired and arrested after allegedly tampering with COVID-19 vaccine doses, which arrived at his pharmacy.

  Forty Five Charlotte houses of worship and faith-based organizations are joining together at noon on June 1st for a virtual vigil to lament and mourn the 100,000+ lives that have been lost to COVID-19. The interfaith clergy and faith leaders of Charlotte join clergy across the nation in a day of remembrance and prayer […]