Tag: COVID-19

By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton public schools are using multiple tools to keep students and staff safe as they return to school in person after closing due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases following winter vacation. “School is actually safer than home,” said Accomack schools Coordinator of School...
By Carol Vaughn — The Eastern Shore Health District during the coronavirus pandemic has received hundreds of complaints about businesses alleged to have violated the governor’s executive orders requiring mask wearing and other measures meant to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Post made a request under the Freedom of Information...
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...