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A COVID-19 Pregnancy

My employer, Duke University, started requiring us to fill out a daily questionnaire about COVID symptoms. Since I didn’t want to lie, I started eating a lot of ginger. It’s supposed to quell nausea.


COVID & College

It’s not the junior year of college that I was expecting, that’s for sure. This time last year, I was going home for spring break thinking I’d be back at UNC the very next week. Then the pandemic hit, and I was forced to move out and finish the semester online at my parents’ house.


An Exercise in Pandemic Activity: Some Do, Some Don’t

Flashback to almost one year ago — April 2020. Gym doors were locked, soccer teams had their seasons halted and yoga classes were transferred online. That 5K you were signed up for? Cancelled. Time at the pool with your kids? Not so fast. Your weekly cycling class? Whoa there, pump the brakes.





Pandemic Recovery: Public Input Needed

How will Orange County recover from the COVID-19 pandemic? The Orange County Long-Term Recovery Group is offering its suggestions virtually this Friday and Saturday, and will allow the public to have a say in the plan moving forward.





UNC Pushes Back In-Person Start

UNC has decided to push back the start of in-person undergraduate classes for an additional three weeks because of what Carolina Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz called “record COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in North Carolina and around the country.”


Vaccine Now Available to Ages 75+

Orange County residents 75 and over can now get the COVID-19 vaccine. North Carolina has moved into Phase 1b Group 1 of COVID vaccine distribution, meaning individuals 75 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. There is no requirement to have certain qualifying chronic conditions.



What happens if you break the COVID curfew?

Gov. Roy Cooper’s modified “Stay at Home” order is forcing local businesses and residents to make changes, but Orange County law enforcement officials are responding with the same tactics they’ve used since March. Authorities throughout the county say they will rely on education to encourage voluntary compliance with an order that is difficult to strictly enforce.