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North Carolina hospitals awarded $2.8 million in grants

Mansur Shaheen | Jan 19, 2021 | North Carolina

Michigan records first case of new COVID-19 strain

Mansur Shaheen | Jan 19, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) confirmed on Saturday that they had identified a case of the COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7. in Washtenaw County. The variant, which was first identified in the United Kingdom earlier this month, is more contagious than the strain that has caused many cases...[ Read More ]

Polis is working to administer every available vaccine dose, despite supply constraints

| Jan 19, 2021 | Colorado

Colorado estimates one out of every 105 of its residents has COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis said in a COVID-19 update on Denver 7 News. Polis repeatedly stressed the constraining effects of vaccine supply uncertainties, saying the state’s proactive distribution is limited by its weekly supply from the federal government. Over...[ Read More ]

First case of new COVID-19 strain confirmed in Illinois

Mansur Shaheen | Jan 18, 2021

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Friday they have identified the first case of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 in Illinois. The COVID-19 variant was first identified in the United Kingdom. It is more contagious than the strain that has...[ Read More ]

Illinois begins Phase 1B of vaccine rollout

Mansur Shaheen | Jan 14, 2021

Illinois will enter Phase 1B of their COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort on Monday, the Department of Health announced on Wednesday. The second phase of the vaccine rollout will include frontline, non-medical, essential workers and any Illinoisan over the age of 65. Gov. J.B. Pritzker lowered the minimum age of eligibility...[ Read More ]

DSHS's Imelda Garcia discusses Texas' unique Phase 1B population in vaccine update

| Jan 11, 2021 | Texas

In a meeting of the Texas Task Force on Emergency Disease Preparedness and Response Friday Imelda Garcia, associate commissioner of Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services, presented updates on vaccine distribution in the state. She also highlighted how the state’s 1B population differs from what was recommended by the CDC.  ...[ Read More ]

Florida bill will institute COVID-19 liability shield

Mansur Shaheen | Jan 11, 2021 | Florida

A bill filed in Florida will provide houses of worship, employers, schools and other nonprofits with a liability shield from COVID-19-related lawsuits, if they meet minimum recommended safety requirements.  House Bill 7   was filed by Rep. Chris Sprowls on Wednesday, while Sen. Jeff Brandes filed the identical SB 72...[ Read More ]

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