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App State gives students additional CARES Act funding, hints at more

App State gives students additional CARES Act funding, hints at more
January 26, 2021

Students received a surprise $186 in their bank accounts after App State identified additional CARES Act funding.  This one-time payment comes from the CARES Act, which former President Donald Trump...

Dashboard: App State and Watauga County COVID case count

Dashboard: App State and Watauga County COVID case count
January 26, 2021

With COVID-19 cases surging across the country, 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....

University looking to distribute vaccines in the community

Katie Knapp preps needles with the Moderna vaccine for patients waiting in the parking lot. The Moderna vaccine has to thaw in the refrigerator for two hours, then sit in room temperature for 15 minutes before being administered to patients.
January 15, 2021

App State is taking the first step to become a center for COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the High Country. Chancellor Sheri Everts announced in an email Friday that the university submitted an application...

AppHealthCare accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for people 65 and older after Gov. Roy Cooper’s announcement

AppHealthCare received 1,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and divided it up among Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany counties Dec. 23. Watauga County received 600 doses of the vaccine, while Ashe and Alleghany received 300 and 100 doses, respectively.
January 14, 2021

People aged 65 and older are now eligible for  the COVID-19 vaccine, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday.  Today, NCDHHS told local health departments and providers that they can begin...

In-person class meetings delayed due to growing COVID-19 numbers

Testing was held for students in River Street parking deck on August 29, 2020 from 11am-5pm.
January 8, 2021

The spring semester is kicking off with a change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., Chancellor Sheri Everts announced in an email Friday evening.  Beginning Jan. 19, all classes will...

First COVID-19 vaccine in Watauga County to be given Wednesday

First COVID-19 vaccine in Watauga County to be given Wednesday
December 22, 2020

More than a year after the first discovery of the novel coronavirus, AppHealthCare will administer the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Watauga County Wednesday morning to health care providers. Melissa...

Positive COVID-19 case rides AppalCart during infectious period, AppHealthCare encourages testing

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.
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 from AppHealthCare.  Based on the investigation, the individual...

PHOTO GALLERY: AppalCart faces a pandemic

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.
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 in person, staying at home in accordance with university...

Local universities further credit transfer relationship

Local universities further credit transfer relationship
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 at community colleges. The reasons for this are primarily...

SGA Town Hall addresses student concerns amid pandemic, racial tension

Courtesy of App State SGA.
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 life Thursday night during SGA’s annual town hall.  Town...

AppHealthCare encourages community, students to continue COVID-19 safety amid holidays

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

AppHealthCare released a report Nov. 6 detailing several statistics involving coronavirus clusters and active cases in Watauga County. They also informed college students on how to stay safe during the...

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