Vaccinations bring hope to Michigan convent where 14 nuns died from COVID
ADRIAN, Mich. – The head of the Adrian Dominican Sisters said the rise in vaccinations is bringing hope to the convent. The results were startling and the community had to say goodbye to nine retired Sisters over a period of just a few days. “A total of 14 Sisters that have died due to COVID,” Siemen recalled. Some of them had symptoms.”AdREAD: Adrian Dominican Sisters report deadly COVID-19 outbreak at Michigan motherhouseDespite the devastating loss, the Adrian Dominican Sisters remain optimistic. READ: Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phases
200 students in quarantine as Oxford High School returns to virtual learning amid COVID outbreak
OXFORD, Mich. – A COVID-19 outbreak has forced Oxford High School to return to virtual learning as 200 students are being quarantined, school officials confirm. The shift to remote learning is in effect through this week, and officials hope to return to in-person instruction on March 22, according to the school website. Of those student cases, one is at Daniel Axford Elementary, six are at Oxford Middle School and 11 are at Oxford High School, the data shows. There are exactly 201 Oxford High School students -- 10% of the student population -- quarantining due to potential exposure to a school-related case, according to the data. Three Oxford Middle School staff members are under quarantine due to potential exposure in a school-related case, the website says.
COVID outbreak blamed for deaths of 9 Michigan Catholic nuns
ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian Dominican Sisters, headquartered in Adrian, Michigan, reported that nine sisters have died due to COVID-19 in the month of January. READ: Adrian Dominican Sisters report deadly COVID-19 outbreak at Michigan motherhouse“It’s numbing,” Siemen said. As of Thursday, 12 sisters on campus have tested positive for the virus and 25 have recovered. A statement from the General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters reads:“After more than nine months of no cases of COVID-19 among resident Sisters, we are now experiencing an outbreak among both Sisters and Co-workers at the Dominican Life Center. MORE: Michigan nuns call for immediate removal of Trump from office
Virus spread still rampant in most states at year’s end, data shows
A screenshot of Covid Act Now's map of the U.S. with states color-coded according to their "Covid Risk Level." Oregon, Vermont and Washington are the only three states “at risk of an outbreak,” which is considered the high risk level. Throughout October and November, the state’s risk level consistently trended in an adverse direction as the virus spread more rapidly than in previous months. A screenshot of Covid Act Now's map of the U.S. with states color-coded according to their "Covid Risk Level." A screenshot of Covid Act Now's map of all U.S. counties color-coded according to their "Covid Risk Level."