COVID-19
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Chatham County’s slice of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan stimulus package amounts to more than $30 million, and the county and its municipalities are figuring out ways to spend it. In … more
For National Nurses Week, we reached out to four nurses at Chatham Hospital to discuss the profession and its challenges, to ask about COVID’s impact on them and whether — if they could do it all … more
Many pandemic trendlines are positive, as reflected in the easing of mandates and restrictions across North Carolina and the U.S. But at Chatham Hospital, Dr. Andrew C. Hannapel, the … more
PITTSBORO — More than 42% of Chatham County residents had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while the community continues its efforts to end the pandemic. According to data from … more
SILER CITY — Inside Vidas de Esperanza Clinic last Saturday, Siler City resident María Blanca E. López López sat on the examination chair, waiting to receive her first Moderna shot. Her jacket … more
Nearly four months into Chatham’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, just under a quarter of Chatham’s Hispanic population has been partially vaccinated — a rate over 10 percentage points below the … more
SILER CITY — Vidas de Esperanza, a Siler City clinic, will host a COVID-19 vaccination drive from 8:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for anyone who wants a dose. And the best part? No appointment … more
In North Carolina, there have been 936,425 cases of COVID-19 since last spring, according to the state’s dashboard as of Tuesday afternoon, and more than 12,000 people have died as a … more
Shortly before 10 a.m. last Thursday, Jordan-Matthews senior Jacquelinne Marroquin Tobar drove to Piedmont Health’s Siler City Community Health Center and parked. In the driver’s seat, she rolled … more
Mike Zelek, the director of Chatham County’s Public Health Department, and his staff continue to focus on the vaccination efforts more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. In this brief … more
As vaccine eligibility widens in North Carolina, some Chatham vaccine providers say they hope to receive the single-shot J&J vaccines as soon as April. Last Friday, the White House COVID-19 … more
North Carolina will ease several mass gathering restrictions, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday, thanks to North Carolina’s improving COVID-19 metrics and accelerating vaccine rollout. The … more
Exactly one year ago, the World Health Organization declared global pandemic in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, more than 500,000 have died in the United States. According to the N.C. … more
SILER CITY — The coronavirus pandemic introduced many challenges for all Chathamites. Perhaps none were more affected than the county’s homeless population, though. Nationwide, as disease … more
As vaccine access expands in North Carolina, many Chatham employers have begun looking to get their workforces vaccinated as quickly as possible. To that end, several Chatham organizations came … more
Editor’s note: As more COVID-19 vaccine doses become available and other information about access changes, it’s hard to stay current. The News + Record is offering this guide. It’ll be updated … more
Editor’s note: Alirio Estevez is an ESL teacher at Siler City Elementary School. He received his first dose of the Moderna vaccine last Friday with the Chatham County Public Health Department in … more
Chatham vaccine providers haven't vaccinated as many Latino residents as hoped, despite making equity a key piece of their vaccination campaigns. Here's what they're doing to fix that. more
Citing the “significant and sustained improvements” of N.C. COVID-19 metrics, Gov. Roy Cooper announced at a news conference Wednesday he’d lift the statewide modified stay-at-home … more
Last week’s severe weather delayed vaccine shipments across the country and forced Chatham vaccine providers to reschedule appointments originally planned for earlier this week. Now, the vaccine … more
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