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New COVID-19 cases rising nationwide with late summer festivals - including Iowa State Fair - around the corner

1 month ago   |   By Who TV

DES MOINES, Iowa - With coronavirus cases rising throughout Iowa and around the nation, health experts are becoming increasingly worried about next month's Iowa State Fair, which will bring more than 1 million people to Des Moines from around the state, including many from counties with low vaccination rates and increasing prevalence of the disease.
Iowa's biggest annual event comes at a time when giant summer events will draw crowds throughout the nation, including in states that are experiencing more virus infections due to low vaccination rates and growth of the delta variant. They...
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Spectrum Health to require COVID-19 vaccine for employees

Spectrum Health to require COVID-19 vaccine for employees

1 month ago   |   By Wood TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Spectrum Health is going to require the COVID-19 vaccine for all of its employees once the FDA approves it, the West Michigan-based hospital system announced Wednesday.
The policy will require all team members, medical staff, students, volunteers and contractors get the vaccine, it said in a release. Spectrum health has 31,000 team members.
The shots will be required within eight weeks of the FDA granting full approval to one of the COVID-19 vaccines, it said. It may act more quickly if it sees a heightened risk to public and employee health as a result of COVID-19...
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Coast Guard Festival returns, city adds COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Coast Guard Festival returns, city adds COVID-19 vaccine clinic

1 month ago   |   By Wood TV

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - After a year off, the Coast Guard Festival is set to return to Grand Haven this weekend.
The festival was canceled last year due to COVID-19. It was the first time it had to be nixed since it began in 1937. Organizers say the community is ready for its return.
"We're so thrilled to bring it back this year. The community wants it. They're so excited. We're selling tickets like crazy, so I feel like it's going to be a good turnout," Annie Lengkeek with the Coast Guard Festival said.
The festival will begin Friday night with a concert at the waterfront. Organizers say the...
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