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PITTSBORO — COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Chatham County, according to a statement released by the Chatham County Public Health Department (CCPHD) last week. The Centers for … more
PITTSBORO — Los casos semanales de COVID-19 tienen una tendencia al alza en el condado de Chatham, y el condado alcanzó el nivel alto de transmisión comunitaria según lo determinado por … more
PITTSBORO — Weekly cases of COVID-19 are trending up in Chatham County, with the county reaching the High level of community transmission as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and … more
If there’s growing vaccine hesitancy among parents in some pockets of the U.S., data suggests that’s not necessarily true in Chatham County — where child immunization rates remain … more
MEASLES The Disease Measles is a respiratory disease caused by a virus. The disease of measles and the virus that causes it share the same name. The disease is also called rubeola. Measles … more
New COVID case counts continue to drop — down 25% the last two weeks across the U.S., and trending down since mid-July — and more discussions center around whether the pandemic is “under control.” more
PITTSBORO — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) has reported Chatham County’s first confirmed case of monkeypox. more
Following the authorization of the updated boosters, Chatham County’s Public Health Director Mike Zelek said his department is now offering Moderna’s updated booster shot to those who want them.  more
Mike Zelek, the director of the Chatham County Public Health Department, says there’s a lot of COVID out there. And that’s not just because the number of N.C. counties with “high” COVID-19 community levels has jumped from less than a dozen a few weeks ago to more than 60 today. more
The News + Record asked Chatham Hospital’s Eric Wolak, who recently recovered from COVID-19, to share his experience. more
The News + Record asked Josh Smith, who recently recovered from COVID-19, to share his experience. more
As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in some pockets of the country — a surprising summer surge driven in part by new variants — is keeping Chatham County in the “high” transmission level. more
Now that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is recommending COVID-19 vaccines for children up to 5 years old, Chatham’s health experts are encouraging parents to seriously consider it as a “critical line of defense” against the virus. more
As the nation’s death toll from the pandemic surpassed 1 million, local health officials mourned what Eric Wolak, the chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Chatham Hospital in Siler City, called “a heart-breaking milestone.” more
ON MASKING A Florida federal judge on Monday voided the national mask mandate covering public transportation — including airlines, trains, buses, subway and ride-sharing vehicles — that was … more
A new surge in COVID-19 cases after a two-month decline may be more significant than it appears because of the rise in home testing, but it’s mostly all quiet on Chatham County’s case count … more
For the past month, lay health advisor Maria Herrera has spent over six hours each week knocking on doors in Love’s Creek to share COVID-19 information, resolve doubts and help her neighbors get vaccinated. more
North Carolina and Chatham County have taken on the pandemic by using various mitigation tools — such as vaccinations, accessibility to testing and lowered isolation periods for COVID positive patients — and are now shifting focus on learning to live with COVID-19, rather than complete eradication of the virus. more
As the COVID-19’s Omicron surge fades and mask mandates ease, Chatham’s vaccination rates lag behind overall rates across North Carolina — and vaccine demand has trickled to “very low,” according to county health officials. more
Editor’s note: Burney Waring, the president of the local nonprofit Innovate Chatham, is a global consulting engineer who studies trends and data. He shared this look at COVID-19 risks for children … more
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