COVID-19 & Health News

White House Hosts Local Officials, Touts Impact of Policies

The White House has a new effort to show local governments what it can do for their communities, hosting North Carolina officials to highlight funding opportunities and hear firsthand how coronavirus relief, infrastructure dollars and other policies are faring locally.

Rowan County Now Offering Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters

Rowan County Public Health is now offering bivalent boosters following the CDC's decision to approve the new, updated COVID-19 vaccine that targets both the BA.4 or BA.5 strains, which currently make up 99 percent of all new cases in the U.S.

Fauci To Step Down After Decades As Top US Infection Expert

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert who became a household name — and the subject of partisan attacks — during the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Monday he will leave the federal government in December after more than five decades.

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