Keir Chapman is a Southern California native. He graduated with a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from the Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University. He joined the news team in June 2019.
Remember when Jefferson County was expecting 600 vaccine doses earlier this week and then it was down to 100? Well, the county now says it got zero. Now officials worry that when large state-run vaccine clinics all come on-line, it’ll be even tougher to get resources.
COVID-19 has proven difficult to keep out of long-term care facilities. It’s something Samaritan Medical Center is seeing now, as novel coronavirus has spread to 17 assisted living residents and 19 skilled nursing residents at Samaritan Summit Village.
If you feel sick, stay home. Jefferson County officials want the public’s help to stop the spread of COVID and say the recent spike in cases is because people are still going to work even if they have symptoms.