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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Despite threat of 'civil and criminal' action, School Board keeps mask mandate

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School Board members received expressions of gratitude and a threat of "civil and criminal" litigation on Tuesday before voting 5-2 to continue the mask mandate in Henderson County's public schools.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 facemasks | Covid misinformation | Covid-19 masks

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Facemasks like football helmets, School Board is told

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

CAWTHWATCH: Cawthorn takes anti-mask road show across the state

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn tonight is expanding his tour of school boards to oppose masks, quarantine and critical race theory, traveling to the Piedmont to appear at the Johnston County School Board meeting. More on the trip across the state in a minute.   Read Story »

Tags: 2022 11th Congressional District election | Covid misinformation | Covid-19 masks

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Commissioners abdicate leadership on Covid

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The immense gulf between conventional public health guidance to combat the spread of the coronavirus and the view of a vocal minority opposing masks and vaccinations has been displayed in dramatic fashion at meetings of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners and the School Board these past three months.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 facemasks | Covid misinformation | Covid-19 masks

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COVID CARE BURNOUT: 'I can't do it anymore. I'm leaving.'

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Henderson County Commissioner Daniel Andreotta wants people to appreciate and thank the nurses, CNAs and other caregivers who are suffering burnout from the physical and emotional hardship of the Covid-19 response that has now endured for 18 months.   Read Story »

Tags: Daniel Andreotta | Covid misinformation | Covid-19 masks | Covid burnout

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don’t miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Lightning | school nurses | Covid misinformation

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Commissioners hear mixed messages from the public, public health experts

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Henderson County schools have the funding to hire a nurse in every school, thanks to the Board of Commissioners’ endorsement of a School Board recommendation.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | COVID-19 facemasks | Covid misinformation

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Number of Covid patients in ICU sets record

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Citing new data showing that unvaccinated people were 15.4 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than those vaccinated, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services secretary urged North Carolinians to get the shot.   Read Story »

Tags: COVID-19 | vaccination incentives | vaccine Covid | Covid misinformation

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Pardee to require employees to be vaccinated

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Pardee UNC Health Care today announced that in light of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for persons 16 years of age or older, all employees will be required to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.   Read Story »

Tags: vaccination rollout | vaccination incentives | Covid misinformation

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Hospitalizations are up, most unvaccinated

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While Pardee UNC Health has seen a rise in patient admissions, physicians have found that outpatient antibody treatments have been effective in keeping hospitalizations at bay and preventing deaths, the hospital’s chief medical officer said.   Read Story »

Tags: Dr. David Ellis | COVID-19 Pardee | David Ellis | vaccination incentives | vaccine Covid | Covid misinformation | coronavirus masks

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Reversing course, School Board mandates masks

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Reversing a decision it made last week, the Henderson County School Board voted Monday to require masks for students and staff when school starts later this month.   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus schools | Covid misinformation | coronavirus masks

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Although YouTube reversed call on public comment, county won't take platform back

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The reversal of its policy that caused YouTube to delete a Henderson County Board of Commissioners meeting from the platform won't cause commissioners to reconsider their own decision to drop the video service, the county announced.   Read Story »

Tags: First Amendment cases | YouTube | Covid misinformation

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School Board makes masks optional

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The Henderson County School Board voted 5-2 on Monday to make masks optional for students, teachers and staff this school year, pleasing the majority of parents that packed the board meeting room and implored the system to "unmask our kids."   Read Story »

Tags: coronavirus politics | Covid misinformation | coronavirus masks

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FEMA unit offering free vaccines through Sunday at Asheville Outlets

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Asheville Outlets will host free Covid-19 vaccinations 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday behind Sportsman’s Warehouse.   Read Story »

Tags: vaccination rollout | anti-vaxxers | vaccination incentives | Covid misinformation