Tag: COVID-19

By Carol Vaughn — The Eastern Shore for the past six weeks has been averaging around one case per day of COVID-19, according to a health department official. The health department is closely monitoring an increase in cases seen over the past four days, said Jon Richardson, chief operating officer of...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2021 CONTACT: Owen Kilmer, Owen.Kilmer@mail.house.gov, 202-440-0390 Rep. Luria Announces May 26 Virtual Town Hall On Federal COVID-19 Response and Vaccines   VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — On Wednesday May 26, Congresswoman Elaine Luria will host a virtual town hall on the ongoing federal response to COVID-19 and vaccine distribution. The Congresswoman will be...
Dear Editor: Every day, Riverside’s nurses are on the front line of health care, delivering high-quality patient care and saving lives. For more than a year, our nurses have been bravely providing care and comfort to all patients under the added pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever before, we...
Staff Report — Gov. Ralph Northam today lifted Virginia’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Gov. Northam also announced that Virginia will ease all distancing and capacity restrictions on Friday, May 28, two weeks earlier than planned. The updates...
Submitted Content – It has been 429 days since the first COVID-19 case was diagnosed and treated at Riverside Health System. To commemorate the date, May 12, 2021, has become a day of honor, remembrance and recognition for care teams, patients and loved ones impacted by the pandemic. Riverside facilities were...
By Stefanie Jackson – The COVID-19 pandemic and virtual and hybrid learning have challenged Accomack teachers and students, with more students recommended this year to repeat grades but fewer educators willing to teach summer school. An average of 20 to 40 students have been recommended for retention at every Accomack...
By Stefanie Jackson – Virginia has had less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in the last two weeks, and the  COVID-19 test positivity rate is now 4.4%, Gov. Ralph Northam said at a May 6 press briefing. COVID-19-related hospitalizations are down to 847 statewide, and there has been...
By Carol Vaughn — Health officials’ focus now is on making it more convenient for Virginians to get a COVID-19 vaccination, according to Dr. Danny Avula, Virginia vaccine coordinator. Avula in a press briefing April 30 said almost 6.19 million doses have been given. Slightly over 44.3% of Virginians have received...
By Stefanie Jackson – All Virginia adults who want the COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible to get it, Gov. Ralph Northam announced during a press briefing today at the Tysons Community Vaccination Center, in Fairfax County. “Please get vaccinated,” Northam implored. “It will keep you safer, it will keep your...
By Carol Vaughn — Lighthouse Fellowship Church on Chincoteague Monday filed an opening brief for the second time in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in its federal lawsuit against Gov. Ralph Northam, according to a press release from Liberty Counsel, the Orlando, Fla., group providing legal representation to the...