Almost a year ago, on March 23, 2020, the Jefferson County Health Department announced the county’s first three COVID-19 cases, a man in his 60s, a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 70s. Read more
COVID-19 Anniversary Section
For many people, the COVID-19 vaccine represents the light at the end of a dark and lonely year. Read more
As the COVID-19 pandemic set in across the region, law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians had to figure out how to protect the public they serve, as well as themselves. Read more
After the COVID-19 pandemic reached Jefferson County last spring, county and city officials were fearing the worst for their bottom lines. Read more
Steve Blaha of the Hillsboro area was one of the first to be hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jefferson County. Read more
When the spread of COVID-19 forced nearly every school to switch to virtual instruction near the end of the 2019-2020 school year, educators scrambled to figure out how to teach students who weren’t sitting in front of them in classrooms. Read more
COVID-19 Anniversary Section
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life in many ways, including the way we mourn our lost loved ones, honor their memory and begin the process of healing from their loss. Read more
In addition to seeing hundreds of thousands of people die from COVID-19 over the past year, health professionals also have seen a rise in heart conditions and heart disease, said Souheil Khoukaz, interventional cardiologist with Mercy Clinic Cardiology at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Read more
After I received my second COVID-19 vaccination on Feb. 26, I had a sense of relief and satisfaction knowing I had taken a step toward protecting my health. Read more
How does one go about spending $26,406,492 in six months? Read more
The Jefferson County Health Department has switched to the Missouri Vaccine Navigator system for COVID-19 vaccine registration. The system allows people to register for a vaccine and make their appointment to receive a vaccine on the same day from a list of available sites.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has halted administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until further notice, following reports about several women who developed blood clots after receiving the vaccine.
All Missouri adults are now eligible for one of the three COVID-19 vaccines.
For the past month or so, COVID-19 cases have been on the rise again, after they had been declining since the end of January, according to data from the Jefferson County Health Department.
The Jefferson County Health Department, which had administered 12,217 COVID-19 vaccines as today (April 5), now has a vaccination appointment registration link on its website (jeffcohealth.org) that allows people to sign up for an appointment.