Tag: COVID-19

By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam in a briefing Monday said there are encouraging signs about the COVID-19 pandemic, including case numbers starting to decline again and hospitalizations leveling off. “But the numbers are still way too high — ask any exhausted nurse,” he said, noting 1,997 new cases were...
By Carol Vaughn — Like hospitals across the nation, Riverside Health System is seeing an influx of COVID-19 cases due to the highly contagious delta variant. Riverside officials urged people to take precautions against COVID-19 as case numbers rise and urged eligible people “to receive the vaccine as soon as possible,”...
By Carol Vaughn — Since Aug. 1, the Eastern Shore has reported 528 cases of COVID-19; 43 hospitalizations, including nine hospitalizations since Sept. 1; and seven deaths. Riverside Health System is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18. An Aug. 25 press release announced Riverside and other...
Dear Editor: So we question what behaviors are best given the impact of the new variant which has increased cases dramatically. We’re told six feet isn’t far enough now and to use masks inside no matter your status. When we need professional services at our homes (plumber, whatever), the service people and...
By Carol Vaughn — Dr. Anthony Fauci and a panel of three Virginia experts in a webinar for healthcare providers Tuesday answered some of the more than 2,000 questions providers submitted about COVID-19, the vaccines, and how to talk to vaccine-hesitant patients. More than 5,000 healthcare professionals registered for the webinar,...
By Carol Vaughn — All Virginia state employees will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 by Sept. 1 or they will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test weekly. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the mandate during a briefing Thursday. “That’s who I have control over,” Northam...
By Carol Vaughn — The Chincoteague Police Department was recognized for being fully accredited. “These are agencies that are professional. These are agencies that want to do the best that they can do. … It takes a lot to be an accredited agency,” said Derrick Mays, program manager for the Virginia...
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...