Minnesota family raises $1M for St. Jude in honor of teen lost to brain cancer Sunday, Sep 26 2021 

Dylan Witschen's dying wish was for his family to keep raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Eleven years later, they continue to keep their word.

        

Labor shortage continues to impact pharmacies, prescriptions Friday, Sep 24 2021 

The shortage is hitting retail chains like CVS or Walgreens the most as they are forced to adjust hours based on staff availability.

        

Colon cancer is ‘not a disease…of the elderly anymore,’ doctor says Tuesday, Sep 21 2021 

Younger people aren't getting screened for certain cancers because there's still a misconception that cancer is your parents' or grandparents' disease.

        

Halloween recommendations will likely be similar to last year, Louisville health leaders say Tuesday, Sep 21 2021 

Pfizer is working on getting approval for its vaccine for kids between 5 and 11, but that approval likely won't come in time for the holiday.

        

Couple dies within 48 hours of one another from COVID-19; Community honors their memory Sunday, Sep 19 2021 

"This is something we'll never forget. And this is something that their grandkids will never forget."

        

Kentucky lawmakers at odds over COVID-19 response Friday, Sep 17 2021 

As COVID-19 cases soar across the commonwealth debate over masking is still going strong in Frankfort. Senate President Robert Stivers responded to recent comments.

        

Ticks with Rocky Mountain spotted fever found in 2 Louisville ZIP codes Friday, Sep 17 2021 

The ticks were detected in the ZIP codes of 40229 and 40223.

        

‘The unsung heroes’: UofL Health celebrates staff members who keep hospitals clean Thursday, Sep 16 2021 

Often underappreciated, EVS workers felt left out of the conversations of thanks during the pandemic. UofL Health changed that.

        

U of L reaches vaccination goal; resists easing restrictions Thursday, Sep 16 2021 

By Madelin Shelton — 

U of L recently surpassed its 80 percent vaccination rate goal but has decided to keep certain health precautions in place.

Originally, the 80 percent goal was set to serve as a checkpoint for easing restrictions related to COVID-19, including the mask mandate for public, indoor spaces reimplemented on Aug. 9. The university has changed course and decided to keep the mask mandate in place, citing increased transmission numbers in the Jefferson County area and CDC guidance related to the transmissibility of the virus.

“Additionally, our university’s public health experts tell us higher percentages of vaccination rates across campus should be reached for optimal herd immunity,” said Executive Vice President and University Provost (EVPUP) Lori Stewart Gonzalez.

Gonzalez also said the university will closely monitor the situation and will update us when they have deemed it appropriate to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

Pop-up vaccination sites on campus will continue tomorrow, Sept. 17, in the Bingham Humanities lobby from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for students, faculty and staff to continue getting vaccinated. The pop-up sites will take a pause next week but will continue again starting Sept. 27., although individuals can still get vaccinated at the Health Sciences Center (HSC) Campus Health Center during that time. The locations and times of the university’s pop-up sites can be found here.

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U of L launches vaccination dashboard; continues pop-up vaccination sites Thursday, Sep 16 2021 

By Madelin Shelton — 

In conjunction with the university’s push to increase vaccination rates on campus, U of L has launched a vaccination dashboard on their COVID-19 website to track the percent of those vaccinated among students, faculty and staff.

In addition to vaccination rates, the dashboard also includes testing numbers, such as the number of positive cases and the positivity rate.

Pop-up vaccination sites have continued this week, with the weekly schedule being posted under the Get Vaccinated section of the COVID-19 website. Over 200 university members have used the pop-up events to get vaccinated so far.

Those who decide to utilize the pop-up sites will receive a voucher to campus restaurants and cafes, and those who have been previously vaccinated can present their COVID-19 vaccination card and ID to also receive a prize.

According to the university, “All vaccinated Cardinal students whose COVID-19 vaccinations are recorded in Campus Health’s database will be automatically entered into the U of L Student Vaccination Contest.”

The first round of drawings was Sept. 15. The second round will take place Oct. 15. One of the prizes includes a free semester of undergraduate in-state tuition for the spring 2022 semester.

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