As residents prepare for fun with friends and family on Halloween and through the upcoming holiday season, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control encourages everyone to stay s…
Aiken County Public Schools Superintendent King Laurence announced during Tuesday’s school board meeting the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control had changed the expec…
Aiken County Public School COVID-19 cases continue to decline each week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators Monday to authorize its pill for treating COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon to the world's arsenal agai…
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and S.C. Department of Education are working together to distribute COVID-19 rapid tests to schools.
The Aiken County Public School District saw a big decline in quarantines due to COVID-19, according to figures released Tuesday.
The majority of recent COVID-19 cases in South Carolina, including severe cases, remain among individuals who are not fully vaccinated, according to an analysis by the state's top health agency.
Starting this week, Aiken Regional Medical Centers will lessen its restrictions on visitation.
The COVID-19 patient's health was deteriorating quickly at a Michigan hospital, but he was having none of the doctor's diagnosis. Despite dangerously low oxygen levels, the unvaccinated man di…
As Congress considered a massive COVID-19 relief package earlier this year, hundreds of mayors from across the U.S. pleaded for “immediate action” on billions of dollars targeted to shore up t…
After 20 COVID-19-related deaths in the past week, Aiken County has reached another deadly milestone in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Aiken County Board of Education will have to discuss next steps after a South Carolina federal judge overturned a ban on school mask mandates.
Residents who plan on giving blood can now have their donations tested for COVID-19 antibodies at one local blood center.
Aiken County Public Schools Superintendent King Laurence is pleased with the decline in COVID-19 cases with students and employees.
Hospitals and nursing homes around the U.S. are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
After being authorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday, Aikenites of a certain age or condition can start scheduling their COVID-19 booster shot appointments.
Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus.
The U.S. launched a campaign to offer boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to millions of Americans on Friday even as federal health officials stressed the real problem remains getting first …
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep throughout the country, dozens of COVID-19 patients have died at Aiken's hospital.
The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stands on the verge of a major new phase: Government advisers on Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer's vaccine for millions of Americans.
The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration sign…
The Aiken County Public School District received survey responses from over 11,000 parents regarding the mandate of masks in schools and the COVID-19 vaccine.
Quarantines in Aiken County Public Schools continue to decline with students and employees.
The Aiken County Public School District announced they will allow quarantined students without symptoms to return to school early, with conditions.
Aiken County school board signed a resolution urging the South Carolina assembly to repeal the prohibition of masks mandates.
More than 100 people assembled in front of the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center on Whiskey Road in Aiken on Saturday, waving placards and American flags in protest of COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
South Carolina reached a milestone Thursday in its quest to get as many residents vaccinated against COVID-19 as possible.
Aiken County school district Superintendent King Laurence said the numbers of quarantines went down in the county from last week.
The Aiken County school board will discuss topics relating to COVID-19 and incentives for vaccinations at its Tuesday meeting. The board will also open the meeting for public participation.
COVID-19 has been an unending nightmare for the DHEC employees behind South Carolina's public health response. Long hours, seven-day work weeks and constant criticism over the past 18 months have pushed many to their breaking points. Now, these beleaguered workers face an uncertain future as the Delta variant causes a new surge of cases and deaths.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in South Carolina, residents are being encouraged to learn more about monoclonal antibodies.
The Savannah River National Laboratory is requiring all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19, a decision made as South Carolina and Georgia again strain under the weight of new coronavirus…
After the Aiken County Board of Education's special called meeting Tuesday, the idea of livestreaming the classroom has come into conversation as an option for quarantined students.
Last week there were three deaths due to COVID-19 throughout Aiken County's public schools.
Aiken County school district Superintendent King Laurence will meet with DHEC on Wednesday to receive guidance for a proposal that was discussed Tuesday evening.
Aiken County school board members pleaded with parents and discussed solutions to lessen COVID numbers and quarantines in school.
Vaccinated students have different procedures than unvaccinated students when it comes to quarantine procedures.
An Aiken County student who tested positive for COVID-19 has died.
The majority of COVID-19 cases in South Carolina during a month's timespan were among individuals who were not fully vaccinated, according to an analysis by the state's top health agency.
The top contractor at the Savannah River Site will soon require its thousands-strong workforce be vaccinated against COVID-19, a memo reviewed by the Aiken Standard shows.
The infection rate in South Carolina as of Aug. 31 was 100 cases per 100,000 residents. The rate across the entire South was lower, at 76 cases per 100,000.
Editor's note: This article was updated Aug. 27 to better reflect the hospitalizations. The Aiken County school district on Thursday said it was Graniteville Elementary School, not Gloverville…
More than 700 Horse Creek Academy students are in quarantine after an outbreak of COVID-19 hit the campus.
The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, a milestone that may help lift public confidence in the shots as the nation battles the most contagious coronavirus mutant yet.
The vast majority of COVID-19 cases in South Carolina during July were among individuals who were not fully vaccinated according to an analysis by the state's top health agency.
Multiple public safety officers tested positive for COVID-19 during a joint training course hosted by the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
The commander of Fort Gordon and its Army Cyber Center of Excellence on Thursday implored people to mask up and get vaccinated, as another wave of coronavirus crashes ashore in Georgia and Sou…
The room was filled with volleyball players during Tuesday night's Aiken County Board of Education meeting after the decision was made to cut trimatches, tournaments and multiteam games this s…
Aiken Regional Medical Centers will restrict visitation beginning Thursday because of the increase in local COVID-19 cases.
The coronavirus pandemic has made life difficult for many in the community.