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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.
State prisons struggle with COVID safety, vaccination reluctance
State prisons struggle with COVID safety, vaccination reluctance
Ethan Hunt, Reporter • 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, News Editor • 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, Reporter • 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, Multimedia 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 , Associate 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, Reporter • 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...

M.S. Shook Student Health Service workers prepare for people to get vaccinated the morning of the clinic.
App State vaccinates 680 at first vaccination clinic
Jake Markland , Associate News Editor • March 12, 2021

App State held its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic March 11 and 12; workers exhausted the entire supply and vaccinated 680 people.  Because...

Reich College of Education, where future student teachers take their classes. Student teaching has changed at the university, as future teachers now watch videos instead of interacting with children.
Student teachers navigate finances, COVID-19 through spring months
Ansley Puckett, Cole Elledge, Holly Hodges, and Janee Van Slyke March 12, 2021

A student stands in front of a classroom. The eyes of other students, not much younger than her, stare back. When she finishes her 10-hour day,...