Tag: COVID-19

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...
Submitted article — The Accomack County Health Department will be administering the Moderna vaccine by appointment only Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. until noon, and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Use this link to register for a morning appointment (9 a.m. until noon): https://cw2-virginia-production.herokuapp.com/reg/0667251979 Click on this link to register for an...
Submitted Article — Beginning on April 12, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin accepting financial assistance applications for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The applications...
Submitted Article — Beginning today, Monday, April 5, the Virginia Department of Health’s Eastern Shore Health District (ESHD), in partnership with Eastern Shore Rural Health System Inc. (ESRHS) and Riverside Medical Group (Riverside), has opened COVID-19 vaccines to the entire Eastern Shore of Virginia population. “We have vaccinated the vast majority...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence announced Tuesday that students in grades six and 12 will be permitted to return to school in person four days a week starting Monday, April 12. That means all Northampton elementary school students and seniors will have the option of a...
By Carol Vaughn — As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Holy Week and Easter, the new rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Onancock reflected on the past year, ravaged as it was by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve experienced Lent for an entire year. … So, yes, we’re ready,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam visited Metompkin Elementary School in Parksley on Monday to observe COVID-19 mitigation measures in practice, which have allowed both Accomack and Northampton County schools to offer options for in-person learning since September. “One of the reasons I wanted to come today was to...
By Carol Vaughn — The Virginia Department of Health announced it now recommends indoor visitation may be permitted for residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and similar health care settings except under certain circumstances. The March 10 announcement came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated health...
By Stefanie Jackson – Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane visited from Richmond last week at Kiptopeke Elementary School in Northampton County and Metompkin Elementary and Tangier Combined schools in Accomack County to see how the two school divisions have safely provided students in-person learning opportunities throughout the...