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Photo via Pexels President Sidney McPhee has announced via email that masks will again be required inside university facilities. Due to increased positive COVID-19 cases with the Delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control has responded by announcing new guidelines to help slow the spread. “In keeping with these recommendations, effective Wednesday, August 11, we …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Millions of COVID-19 vaccines are being sent out around the world, but new variants of the virus have confused the Center for Disease Control and companies making new vaccines. The community, state and world have seen the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases since March. Middle Tennessee State University’s …

Story by Ashley Norman / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels Increasing coronavirus infection rates continue to impact Rutherford County and surrounding areas, according to analyzed data from the Tennessee Department of Health. Earlier this month, new COVID-19 case counts in Rutherford County began to climb after plateauing in September. Since Oct. 14, the county’s number …

Story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Pexels Study abroad trips are being canceled nationwide as travel bans are being enforced all over the world. Middle Tennessee State University has decided to pull students from their current trips and cancel most abroad trips set in the summer. MTSU and Education Abroad Administration …

The Tennessee Department of Health and the Metro Public Health Department announced Thursday the first electronic-cigarette related death in the state, after a Nashville man suffered a serious respiratory disease associated with vaping devices and later died. MPHD officials are working with the TDH to investigate the man’s death, and no additional information has been …

Photo courtesy of PBS STDs are on the rise nationally and in Tennessee, according to the 2018 Central for Disease Control’s Annual STD Surveillance Report, published earlier last week. According to the report, which tallies the STD reports from 2014 to present, the rate of reported STDs has risen steadily each year. Reported cases of …