The Appalachian

In combination with students returning to campus and the surging delta variant, The Appalachian is tracking COVID-19 cases and vaccination rates for App State, surrounding county deaths, active cases and cumulative cases. The dashboard was last updated Sept. 17 at 1:00 p.m.
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App State COVID-19 Dashboard
App State COVID-19 Dashboard
Abi Pepin, Senior Reporter • August 24, 2021

In combination with students returning to campus and the surging delta variant, The Appalachian is tracking COVID-19 cases and vaccination rates...

Medical workers bring supplies into the Holmes Convocation Center on Thursday in preparation for the App State vaccination rollout.
AppHealthCare, App State join national halt in Johnson & Johnson vaccine at clinics
Jackie Park, Reporter • April 13, 2021

App State and AppHealthCare will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at their vaccine clinics while the dose is investigated...

State prisons struggle with COVID safety, vaccination reluctance
State prisons struggle with COVID safety, vaccination reluctance
Ethan Hunt, Associate News Editor • April 12, 2021

The North Carolina commissioner of prisons addressed vaccine reluctance, COVID-19 safety challenges, and the struggles incarcerated people and...

Virginia Beasley, a physician at the App State Student Health Center said, "It
Getting vaccinated: COVID-19 vaccine in Watauga County roundup
Emily Broyles, Editor-in-Chief • April 7, 2021

With all adults in North Carolina eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine April 7, drugstores, schools and health departments across the county...

Katie Knapp preps needles with the Moderna vaccine for patients.
All North Carolina adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 7
Ethan Hunt, Associate News Editor • March 25, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that all North Carolina adults will be eligible for a  COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 7.  The rest...

App State delivers second round of HEERF money to students
App State delivers second round of HEERF money to students
Jake Markland and Xanayra Marin-Lopez March 25, 2021

Students learned of surprise direct payments Wednesday afternoon, thanks to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Students will...

Construction in Stadium Lot limited both driving and parking availability, which posed a challenge for students moving into West Campus residence halls in 2019. This was the last "normal" move-in day.
Fall 2021 semester to operate normally, per chancellor
Xanayra Marin-Lopez and Jake Markland March 20, 2021

The “new normal” may be over soon according to a recent message from Chancellor Sheri Everts. Everts announced in her weekly update to...

Feeling done, but not finished
Feeling done, but not finished
Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Visual Managing Editor • March 19, 2021

Students have six weeks left to complete their third semester in COVID-19. While the pandemic has changed lives for over a year now, students...

Lillian Schriner, a freshman, poses outside of Summit Hall. Schriner, along with students living in University Housing, are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Students on campus closer to college experience without COVID restrictions
Jake Markland , News Editor • March 19, 2021

On-campus students will be eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine through the university starting April 7.  An individual in a congregate...

Gov. Roy Cooper dons a face mask at a press briefing.
Cooper announces final eligibility date for COVID-19 vaccines, promises eased restrictions in coming weeks
Ethan Hunt, Associate News Editor • March 17, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a press conference Wednesday all adult North Carolina residents will be eligible to receive the vaccine by May 1...