Doulas help birthing individuals bring new life into the world. They’re also working to save lives here in Douglas County, where Black infants are twice as likely to be born prematurely or at low birth weight than white babies.
Until Friday, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health had not confirmed any reports of vaccinated Douglas County residents being hospitalized with COVID-19.
A new tool from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health officials hopes to offer simple guidance to community members and help people understand current levels of COVID-19 transmission.
Anyone in need of a COVID-19 vaccine can get one without an appointment at Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health starting Monday, Aug. 2.
Story updated at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday: Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health issued a news release encouraging locals ages 2 and older to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.
Douglas County has confirmed 22 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday, and the county’s moving 14-day case average continued to tick upward as the United States deals with rising case totals due to the more contagious Delta variant of the virus.
Although most cases of COVID-19 reported to the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department since July 1 were among people who were eligible to be vaccinated but were not, about 1 in 4 were in partially or fully vaccinated people, according to a Friday news release.
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and some community partners are coupling family fun with a BIPOC Clinic to combat COVID-19 on Saturday.
Members of the Douglas County community can now request COVID-19 vaccine clinics at individual businesses and events, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health officials said Wednesday.
COVID-19 testing in Douglas County in the last month has uncovered three cases of the Delta variant of the respiratory virus, which is thought to be 60% more contagious than other iterations of the disease.
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