Growing up in Lubbock, Texas, just outside of cotton fields, Megan learned a passion for storytelling. Always writing stories, she went to Texas State University to tell them.
After graduating with a degree in electronic media with a minor in political science from TSU, Megan moved to the mountains. She reported on the topics that matter most to the people in Grand Junction, Colorado at KOLD’s sister station, KKCO/KJCT.
She is excited to join the KOLD team as a reporter and tell the stories of the desert southwest. Megan’s favorite part of being a reporter is learning about the people behind the moments she covers.
If she’s not on your TV, Megan is more than likely hitting a trail, training for a race, reading, trying new restaurants or hanging with her incredibly dapper cat, Fitzgerald, that wears a bow-tie.
Say hi or send a story idea on her social media pages: @MeganMcNeilTV
A small crowd of maybe two dozen people watched outside the gates as the memorial was finally dedicated. The ceremony was not open to the public, but watchers looked on from outside and masked as a bell was rung for each victim, and each victim had their name read aloud.
Taking just Sunday’s reported 17,000 cases, that could be close to 1,200 people who might be admitted into hospitals in the coming week. That would take up more than the close to 800 ICU and inpatient beds currently available in the state as of Monday.
It is part of a state partnership with Walgreens and CVS. The two companies will help give the COVID-19 vaccine to hundreds of thousands of people statewide, starting with skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
Heading to the movies still includes that big bucket of popcorn—but it looks a bit different at Cinemark theaters—staggered showtimes, extra space between movie-goers, mandatory face masks and enhanced cleanings.
Friday, Dr. Marjorie Bessel, Chief Clinical Officer of Banner Health, said Banner UMC-Phoenix was using a refrigerated truck as a mobile morgue to handle the increasing amount of deaths they’ve seen. Banner said another truck was in storage, ready to deploy if needed.
Banner and TMC served as centers to vaccinate their employees and other healthcare workers designated by the county. TMC said they gave about 1,100 vaccinations on Wednesday to their staff and other healthcare workers outside their system.
Friday, health care providers and emergency responders across Pima County are coming together to urge the public to take COVID-19 precautions before the healthcare system becomes completely overwhelmed.
ANCOR is advocating for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities to be high on the vaccine priority list. Several studies show people with disabilities are two-to-three times more likely to die of COVID-19. People with down syndrome are 10 times more likely to die.
The resolution hopes to speak to inequalities further shown with COVID-19—ensuring equity in response and recovery to the pandemic, but it would go beyond that. It sets a mindset for all policies to have an equitable,health-centered approach.