Tag: COVID-19

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...
By Carol Vaughn — Perdue Farms sent a letter to 16 governors, including Gov. Ralph Northam, urging prioritization of meat and poultry workers in upcoming COVID-19 vaccination programs. Perdue is the nation’s fourth largest poultry producer. The Dec. 10 letter, sent to governors of states where Perdue operates facilities, urges officials to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack school sports enthusiasts asked the school board Tuesday night to reinstate winter sports that were canceled due to COVID-19, but school officials were not big fans of the idea. It was the first meeting to allow public comments since the school sports “ban” was...
Staff Report — Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent W.C. "Chris" Holland notified parents in a  Dec. 14 letter that a student or staff member at Metompkin Elementary School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. "This person was on school premises on December 9, 2020 and did not have direct exposure with several...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County’s two biggest towns, Exmore and Cape Charles, each have received a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Recovery Marketing Leverage Program to help their economies survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Cape Charles received a $20,000 grant through the nonprofit organization, Cape Charles Main Street. The...
By Carol Vaughn — Virginia officials are preparing to receive an estimated 480,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna by the end of December, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Health. Some of those doses will come to the Eastern Shore, where Riverside Shore...
Staff Report — Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent W.C. "Chris" Holland notified parents today (Friday, Dec. 11) that "due to a COVID-19 outbreak on Tangier Island, Tangier Combined School will remain closed from Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, through Jan. 4, 2021.  Students will be learning virtually," Holland said in the...
By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam announced new restrictions Thursday as COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise, including a stay-at-home order between midnight and 5 a.m. unless traveling to and from work, seeking medical attention, or under certain other conditions. Restrictions take effect Monday 12:01 a.m. and remain in effect...
Staff Report – Kiptopeke Elementary School has been closed for in-person instruction until Jan. 4, 2021, after winter vacation, Northampton County Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence wrote in a letter to parents Tuesday. The school division was notified Monday that an individual at Kiptopeke Elementary had tested positive for COVID-19....