Tag: COVID-19

By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board voted 6-3 Tuesday night in favor of reopening schools to students two days a week starting Monday, Jan. 25, following a two-week period in which all students were required to learn remotely due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that new COVID-19 vaccination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, mean half of Virginia is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “This morning, I spoke with all of our local health directors and the leaders...
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By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County Sheriff Todd Wessells said no one has been hospitalized as result of an outbreak at the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office. The National Guard tested more than 170 Sheriff’s Office employees and inmates Jan. 5. More staff than inmates tested positive for COVID-19, Wessells said, putting the...
Dear Editor: We are bombarded everyday by the grim numbers regarding Covid. I do not think they are presented in the proper context. The state numbers should be presented in terms of cases per thousand of population, hospitalizations per thousand and deaths per thousand. Virginia has many more cases than...
By Connie Morrison — Households with students in Accomack County Public Schools, as well as teachers, will have to shift gears quickly because beginning tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 11, all students will be moved to virtual or remote learning. Parents began reporting the calls and emails announcing the change beginning around 7:30...
By Carol Vaughn — The Chincoteague town council is accepting applications from anyone interested in serving on the council to fill the seat vacated when Matthew Reed resigned. The person must be a full-time Chincoteague resident and a registered voter in Chincoteague. The appointee will fill the seat until a special election...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles set the stage last week for an independent filmmaker who has the Sundance Film Festival in her sights. Her upcoming film “Don’t Tell the Children” is a work of fiction based on real events, presented as a documentary. “We want to be bigger than ‘Tiger...
By Carol Vaughn — As of Jan. 5, 241 Accomack County residents and 120 in Northampton County had received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Virginia Department of Health dashboard. Two doses are needed for full effectiveness. “The number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered that is displayed...
By Carol Vaughn — A Riverside official spoke about the COVID-19 vaccine in a virtual town hall Monday, Dec. 21. Riverside Health System received and began to distribute doses of the Pfizer vaccine in December. The first dose was administered at a Riverside facility Dec. 16. “It was a very exciting time...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton school board voted unanimously Dec. 10 to spend nearly $150,000 for bonuses for all employees who have been working through the COVID-19 pandemic. “The last nine months have been very tiring to the staff. They have been trying times,” Superintendent Eddie Lawrence said. Northampton school...