Savannah-Chatham School Board met for the first time since their students returned to the classroom this calendar year. It was also their first meeting since the governor expanded vaccine criteria to include school staff.
“As soon as last Friday when the Governor made his announcement, we had a meeting Monday with our local department of public health, and they’re ready to roll it out,” said ECSD Superintendent Dr. Ford regarding a vaccine distribution plan in the district.
Coastal Health District Director Dr. Lawton Davis says in just a matter of months, a coronavirus variant from the United Kingdom - also known as B.1.1.7 - could become the dominant strain in Georgia and South Carolina.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made a stop in the Hostess City today visiting Savannah State University. He discussed the COVID-19 vaccine on the campus of one of Georgia’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The leading doctor in South Carolina’s fight against COVID-19 said she knows that the vaccine distribution process has been frustrating for many people who are waiting to see if they will be next in line.
WTOC first reported in January that 1,000 students had been quarantined in the Beaufort County School District. Today, the district is still dealing with several quarantines but they say that doesn’t mean there are several positive cases.
The governor of South Carolina and the Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Wednesday the age of those eligible to receive the COVDI-19 vaccine is being expanded to anyone 65 and older.
Gov. Henry McMaster says the state must prioritize saving lives in the COVID-19 pandemic by first protecting South Carolinians “at greatest risk of dying and those who keep them — and the rest of us — alive.”
The vaccines produced by Moderna and Pfizer received an emergency use authorization by the FDA just a few weeks ago. Now, Johnson and Johnson is asking to do the same. The company put in the request yesterday.