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
Jefferson County has been moved up to the orange, or highest, level on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) three-color COVID-19 warning system.
Jefferson County has been moved up to the yellow, or medium, level on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) three-color COVID-19 warning system.
The Jefferson County Health Department has reported the county’s first pediatric COVID-19-related death. The child who died was 9 or younger, the Health Department reported in its latest weekly update today, May 18.
The Jefferson County Health Department reported no new COVID-19-related deaths and a small increase in cases in its latest weekly update released Wednesday, May 4.
The Jefferson County Health Department reported two new COVID-19-related deaths and an increase in cases in its latest weekly update released today, April 27.
The Jefferson County Health Department reported one new COVID-19-related death and an increase in cases in its latest weekly update released today, April 20.
The Jefferson County Health Department reported nine new COVID-19-related deaths and one more flu-related death in its latest weekly update released today, April 13.
The Jefferson County Health Department reported no new COVID-19-related deaths in its latest weekly update released today, April 6.