Tag: COVID-19

By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton school board voted July 23 to approve the district’s plan to resume classes in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan gives parents a choice between 100% online learning for their children, or a hybrid option of two days in school and two...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam announced today he will tighten coronavirus-related restrictions in Hampton Roads due to its increased rate of positive cases of COVID-19, but other Virginia regions, including the Eastern Shore, will remain in Phase III of the state’s reopening plan. Starting Friday, July 31, in...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam has no plans yet to tighten restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, in spite of a statewide rise in cases of COVID-19, he indicated during a press briefing today. “I want to reassure Virginians, we are not seeing spikes like Florida or Texas. Florida...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has had its share of financial struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic, but managing expenses helped it come out on top when fiscal year 2020 ended June 30. In another financial matter, the town received $118,000 in relief from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in Virginia continues to decline, and the state will enter Phase Three of its reopening Wednesday, July 1. “I want to remind all of you, this is because Virginians, you, have followed the guidelines...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County school board voted for the second and final time June 11 in favor of Superintendent Eddie Lawrence continuing in his position for two more years, after the board learned that its May 28 vote on the matter did not conform to state...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam signed executive order 65 today, which will ease business restrictions on Friday, June 5, when most localities will enter Phase Two of his Forward Virginia plan to safely reopen the state’s economy. “Because of our collective efforts, Virginia has made tremendous progress in...
Northampton County
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton will receive more than $1 million in relief from the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), County Administrator Charlie Kolakowski announced at the May 26 supervisors meeting. Federal funds will be distributed by the state of Virginia to Northampton and other localities...
By Stefanie Jackson – Starting Friday, May 29, all Virginians will be required to wear face masks in public, Gov. Ralph Northam announced at a May 26 press conference on the state’s continued response to COVID-19. The mandate applies to all individuals age 10 and older, who use public transportation or...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized Virginia’s participation in a pilot program that will allow recipients of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as food stamps, to purchase groceries online for home delivery. “This continued public health emergency...