COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The operator of a sprawling federal nuclear reservation in South Carolina says the vast majority of its 5,500 workers are now vaccinated against COVID-19 after the company mandated the shots.
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SWEENY — With 100 test-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sweeny ISD as of Wednesday evening, the district has decided to close pre-K, third and fifth grades in Sweeny Elementary School through the end of the week, Superintendent Tory Hill said via email.
The school district has decided to close Sweeny High School to in-person learning for the rest of the week, officials announced Wednesday afternoon.
When COVID-19 first struck, many churches transitioned to online services, or closed their doors and stopped having services altogether for a time. Now that cases are rising, some local churches are halting in-person services again, or they’re giving parishioners the choice of attending in person or remotely.
Angleton resident Kelly Richards got the vaccine April 12, but recently tested positive for COVID-19. Her symptoms are minor, like a cold, but the news was alarming nonetheless.
The number of Brazoria County residents 12 and older who have received at least their first shot of COVID vaccine broke 60 percent Thursday, but a surge in shots hasn’t been enough to offset a massive spike in cases.
The recent surge of the COVID-19 delta variant has brought hospitalizations back to where they were during the summer wave last year, which risks overwhelming the hospital system, UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus Administrator Beth Reimschissel said.
ANGLETON — A COVID-19 outbreak in a local daycare center prompted its closure for at least two weeks amid a surge in the number of new infections being reported each day by Brazoria County.
Brazoria County is seeing a COVID-19 spike that is happening nationwide. There are multiple reasons for the numbers to be increasing such as the most recent holiday and relaxed social distancing measures.
ANGLETON — County officials remain vigilant about putting the COVID-19 pandemic behind them, but the potential of the Delta variant causing a spike in new cases has some prepared for the worst.
ANGLETON — COVID-19 has been largely eradicated in local prisons with only one inmate actively battling the respiratory virus, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
After a weekend of not reporting new COVID-19 cases, the numbers released by Brazoria County officials Monday afternoon were not significantly higher than those seen the previous week.