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The Marshall County Public Library will start a laptop and hotspot lending program as part of a Workforce Education, Resources, and Knowledge Services (WERKS)initiative.
The United States will resume funding for the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe, President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic said Thursday.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to ongoing job cuts in a raging pandemic.
Biden has set an ambitious goal of giving 100 million shots in 100 days — ramping up the pace from the 17 million shots the Trump administration oversaw.
The health department has been offering expanded testing in community locations since Oct. 5 through a pilot program with the state.
The Marshall County Health Department has more than 3,000 people on a waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Public health officials and county leaders are making moves to create a concrete vaccination plan, and get more vaccines for the Purchase District of west Kentucky.
Gov. Andy Beshear also reported that the state's positivity rate of COVID-19 test results is 11.29%, which he said marks the fifth day in a row that the state's positivity rate has been below 12%.
The National Governors Association announced Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear will lead a bipartisan task force to guide states in their economic recovery and revitalization efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousands of people who managed to get appointments for a first dose are seeing them canceled.
MARSHALL COUNTY, KY — The Marshall County Health Department says there are thousands of citizens on the waiting list to get the COVID-19 vaccine with hundreds of more people calling every day — but their limited supply has been exhausted and all orders for more vaccines have been canceled by state officials.
City and county leaders in the Purchase District talked with health department officials about vaccine distribution during a Zoom call on Tuesday.
Mercy Health has begun vaccinating people 70 and older, but says all appointment slots have been filled for the immediate future.
Preschools provide a resource that allows parents and guardians to get back to work. However, they're not included in the second phase of Kentucky's COVID-19 distribution plan.