Casey Chapter, Tallahassee Democrat

Casey Chapter

Tallahassee Democrat

Davie, FL, United States

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Past articles by Casey:

FSU Black Student Union holds demonstration to affirm Black students, ask for reform

“Instead of coming up with an excuse as to why these things can’t happen, we want to see things done,” said Rebeckah Anestin, a sophomore at FSU. → Read More

COVID: Record 244 hospitalized in Tallahassee; 42 people 'critically ill' at TMH

"We see a tremendous and terrible surge in COVID-19 cases among our children and millennials in Leon County and the Big Bend area," Holmes said in a press release. "The only answer is for more people to get vaccinated now." → Read More

'I'd never been sick in my life': Young, healthy COVID long hauler thanks vaccine

Rose McBride's symptoms went away for the most part after she was vaccinated, but she still struggles with mild headaches and dizziness a year later. → Read More

COVID in Tallahassee: Record-setting 208 people in local hospitals, including 4 children

On Monday, 208 people were in local hospitals with COVID-19, including four children. → Read More

COVID-19 in Tallahassee: Five patients at TMH are children, with one in ICU

A spokesperson at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare confirmed that five of the hospital's COVID-19 patients are children. → Read More

COVID in Leon County: School system reports 2 cases; 187 hospitalized, including 3 kids

On Wednesday, the Leon Schools reported two cases of COVID-19 — one staff member at Astoria Park Elementary and one student at Apalachee Elementary. → Read More

Florida Democrats denounce DeSantis' mask mandate ban, urge local school districts to mask

Florida Democratic leaders on Monday challenged Gov. Ron DeSantis' stance on masking in schools. → Read More

'Many of them are not going to survive': Tallahassee medical community paints dire picture of COVID locally

In a morning COVID-19 webinar, local health officials urged people to get vaccinated and spoke about the delta variant and the state of the coronavirus in the community. → Read More

Setting a sad record: Tallahassee COVID hospitalizations higher than ever

On Wednesday, Leon County saw the highest number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 to date, with 147 people in the hospital with the virus. → Read More

COVID 'attacking younger population': TMH presses vaccines, creates more space for patient surge

On Monday, 132 people were in Leon County hospitals with COVID-19, according to local hospital data. → Read More

COVID-19: 111 hospitalized in Leon; TMH docs deliver baby with mother in critical condition

This comes the same week that TMH also confirmed a pregnant woman gave birth after being admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. → Read More

COVID-19: Leon has at least 9 delta cases; hospitalizations continue to rise

The new delta cases included an infant girl and a 6-year-old boy, as well as a pair each of 11-year-olds and 18-year-olds. → Read More

COVID-19: 74 patients in Tallahassee hospitals as cases in Leon rise by 98% week over week

Across Florida, 6% of COVID-19 cases have been among vaccinated individuals — otherwise known as "breakthrough cases," DOH-Leon spokeswoman Pam Saulsby said. → Read More

Another seven people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Leon County, Tallahassee

A total of 58 people are in Leon County hospitals with COVID-19, according to hospital officials. → Read More

Statewide COVID vaccine education task force again meets as local cases rise

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge throughout the state, a Florida task force dedicated to encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine met to discuss outreach. → Read More

Dramatic increase in Leon County hospitalizations; variant numbers yet unknown

Local hospital data show more people are being treated now than in June, most of them unvaccinated. → Read More

Chiles High School principal appealing suspension over misusing AP funds, his lawyer says

Joe Burgess was suspended without pay for two weeks after the school board said he misused Advanced Placement funds to pay teachers for extra work. → Read More

In close vote, Leon school board OKs campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccine

The Leon County School Board Tuesday voted for a campaign to encourage getting the COVID-19 vaccine before the fall semester begins. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccination by ZIP code: Leon at 50%, with some ZIP codes falling behind

Throughout the pandemic, 32304 led the county in the number of cases of the virus. Currently, 25% of the ZIP code's population have been vaccinated. → Read More

Local health officials comment on COVID-19 Delta variant

As of Wednesday, the Delta variant, which was first detected in India, accounts for 2.8% of the strains of COVID-19 detected in Florida. → Read More