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Cases of COVID-19 are surging across the country. To inform the community, App State posts the number of COVID-19 cases among students and employees. Below is an interactive dashboard with data provided by App State and AppHealthCare. Data from App State and AppHealthCare is updated daily. Click here if the below dashboard does not work.
Below is a dashboard of cumulative cases across the UNC System, at Duke University and at Meredith College. All data is updated after 8 p.m. with the number of cases reported by the individual school. Click here if the below dashboard does not work.
Bus drivers in conversation at the College Street traffic circle. Despite maintaining regular routes and times, AppalCart has seen significantly fewer passengers due to the increasing number of students transitioning to online learning.
Positive COVID-19 case rides AppalCart during infectious period, AppHealthCare encourages testing
Emily Broyles, News Editor • November 20, 2020

A person who tested positive for COVID-19 rode the Pop-105 route on the AppalCart during their infectious period, according to a press release...

Bus drivers in conversation at the College Street traffic circle. Despite maintaining regular routes and times, AppalCart has seen significantly fewer passengers due to the increasing number of students transitioning to online learning.
PHOTO GALLERY: AppalCart faces a pandemic
Max Correa, Staff Photographer • November 17, 2020

As App State’s campus shifted toward online learning, many off-campus students found themselves attending class on their computers rather than...

Dashboard: App State and Watauga County COVID case count
Dashboard: App State and Watauga County COVID case count
Moss Brennan, Political Editor • November 16, 2020

The dashboard will not be updated daily during App State's winter break. Data will be updated at least three times a week.  With COVID-19...

Local universities further credit transfer relationship
Local universities further credit transfer relationship
Ethan Hunt, Reporter • November 14, 2020

Choosing a four-year college is challenging and many students are not picking a four-year program at all. Instead, they may begin their education...

Courtesy of App State SGA.
SGA Town Hall addresses student concerns amid pandemic, racial tension
Gianna Holiday, Associate News Editor • November 14, 2020

SGA committees addressed concerns such as COVID-19, the Black at App State Collective, campus climate after the election and concerns about Greek...

AppHealthCare encourages community, students to continue COVID-19 safety amid holidays
AppHealthCare encourages community, students to continue COVID-19 safety amid holidays
Ricky Barker, Columnist • November 13, 2020

AppHealthCare released a report Nov. 6 detailing several statistics involving coronavirus clusters and active cases in Watauga County. They also...

North Carolina to remain in Phase 3, indoor gathering limit reduced
North Carolina to remain in Phase 3, indoor gathering limit reduced
Jake Markland, Reporter • November 10, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will remain in Phase 3 and amended restrictions in a press conference Tuesday.  The indoor...

With a decrease in ridership, AppalCart is looking to change its service routes. Some nights have seen as few as 18 total riders for all Night Owl routes combined.
AppalCart seeks public input on Night Owl services after decrease in activity
Gianna Holiday, Associate News Editor • November 8, 2020

Low ridership this fall means AppalCart may change the Night Owl service.  AppalCart gave notice of a public hearing regarding potential...

Cone Hall, a residence hall that mainly houses freshman. University Housing said that students who opt out of living on campus for the remainder of the fall 2020 semester should not plan to return to on-campus housing in the spring 2021 semester.
University Housing allows students to opt out of Spring 2021 housing
Gianna Holiday, Associate News Editor • November 8, 2020

University Housing is offering exemptions for students who wish to leave residence halls and move back home for the remainder of the fall semester...

Student Affairs urges Mountaineers to follow COVID-19 guidelines through Halloween, game day weekend
Student Affairs urges Mountaineers to follow COVID-19 guidelines through Halloween, game day weekend
Emily Broyles, News Editor • October 29, 2020

App State Student Affairs is encouraging students to stay safe this weekend, as Halloween and game day could call on social gatherings. Vice...