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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
Last Friday, the Chatham County Public Health Department announced that school staff and childcare workers ages 50 and older will start getting vaccinated in Chatham on Friday. more
When North Carolina first began rolling out vaccinations, Chatham resident Linda Smith thought it would be easy to get an appointment. She quickly found out otherwise. Smith, 70, signed up … more
As vaccine distribution efforts accelerate across the state and around the world, minority populations remain woefully underrepresented among the inoculated population. In North Carolina, recent … more
SILER CITY — November’s election season was historic and unusual as COVID-19 restrictions forced nationwide protocol adjustments. But 2021’s election season may be similarly … more
Cooper’s announcement does not guarantee that school staff can receive a vaccine starting the 24th, across the state or in Chatham. That date represents when the state has said ... more
Walgreens is set to become the county’s newest vaccine distributor, but it’s unclear when doses will arrive, according to the chain’s Chatham employees. The pharmacy titan … more
You asked; we found answers. Last week, the News + Record fielded questions and concerns from Chatham’s Hispanic community members about the COVID-19 vaccines and the county’s distribution … more
Gov. Roy Cooper “strongly urged” North Carolina public school districts to offer in-person instruction at a press conference on Tuesday, as the legislature and state superintendent … more
PITTSBORO — Council on Aging Director Dennis Streets and his team are among a large swath of Chathamites who have been laboring to serve county residents in new ways during the COVID-19 … more
Shelby Kreidick, 74, has been trying to get her coronavirus vaccine for weeks. The first calls she made were to UNC Health in Siler City, but she gave up when the UNC system’s automated … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Public Health Department (CCPHD) and several community partners worked together to vaccinate 407 individuals against COVID-19 on Monday at the Chatham County … more
New research published by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday urged schools to reopen, saying “the preponderance of available evidence” indicated schools could carry … more
Mike Zelek, the director of Chatham County’s Public Health Department, and his staff have been working non-stop to provide information to county residents about the vaccine ... more
SILER CITY — Following weeks of mail delays related to the holidays, a COVID-19 outbreak at the Siler City Post Office is causing major staffing shortages and mailing delays, according to … more
A letter signed by 50 high school staff members and sent to Chatham County Schools’ Board of Education members expresses “grave” concerns over the safety of hybrid in-person … more
Compared to other counties across North Carolina, the numbers found on Chatham’s “COVID dashboard” look positive. But don’t be fooled, says the county’s top physician. Dr. Andrew C. … more
Cambridge Hills completed its first round of COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday. Before we get to that, can you talk about any changes in operations and procedures you’ve had since our last discussion, and how you’ve managed to prevent COVID infections at Cambridge? more
The Chatham County Public Health Department is updating its vaccine distribution plans to align with Gov. Roy Cooper’s modified eligibility requirements as announced by the N.C. Dept. of Health and … more
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