KDDD News 2-3-21

February 3rd is National Signing Day. A day in which high school student-athletes from various high schools sign their letters of intent to continue athletic careers at the college level. At Dumas High School, three young men from the football program committed themselves to play college football. Cade Cox, Christian Carrera and Ah Lee Yart signed yesterday.   Carrera signed with Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Yart and Cox will both be extending their athletic and academic careers at West Texas A&M University.

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As area COVID-19 hospitalization rates continue to fall, the City of Amarillo is preparing to open up previously closed and restricted facilities and businesses as soon as tomorrow.

The city has been under the 15% hospitalization rate threshold for six days now. If the city remains under that rate for one more day, Amarillo will no longer be considered an area of high hospitalization. City leaders emphasized the importance of remaining vigilant in social distancing and masking efforts as the community looks forward to returning to normal.

In Moore County, that also means that stand alone bars, and the new brewery in downtown Dumas can sit people inside.

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Of the state’s 29 million people, the City of Amarillo is continuing to succeed with their vaccination clinic. People are driving in, walking up and coming out of Amarillo’s Civic Center, home to the city’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic. So why has Amarillo been able to get it’s hand on so many doses of the vaccine? Well, the state has moved distribution to a hub model, meaning a small number of providers are receiving large shipments. Eighty three percent of the vaccine has gone to Potter and Randall County and ninety five of the vaccine has gone to the panhandle.

One place not getting vaccines is Dumas, As of today, no new vaccines are here. So far 600 vaccines have been giving in the county. County officials are making plans to have a mass vaccine event, probably at the Moore County Community Building, according to the Moore County News Press.