As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the Commonwealth, a local elected official is sharing his own personal battle with the virus.
Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins revealed in a Facebook post Sunday that he, his wife, and son had contracted the virus. The family had traveled to two western states in late June, only showing symptoms around July 4th. Chaffins explained that while his wife and son’s symptoms have been mild, his have been more severe, with fevers, intense stomach pain, headaches, and even hallucinations as some of the side effects. Chaffins concluded the post, encouraging individuals to wear their mask, not simply because it’s required, but because he feels it could save others from the pain he is experiencing.
Kentucky announced a combined 730 new cases over the weekend.
Chaffins’ original Facebook post can be found here