Tag: COVID

By Stefanie Jackson – Small businesses in Cape Charles and the surrounding areas still may apply for COVID-19 relief funds from an $845,000 Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) grant that has been only about half spent and expires Oct 1. “Certainly, the last thing we want to...
Dear Editor: After a difficult year, vaccinations offer the hope of returning to “normal.” It is understandable that the limited supply of available vaccines is frustrating to many. Riverside has been the Shore’s unwavering resource for COVID-19 prevention and treatment, and now for vaccinations. Riverside has allocated significant human and financial...
By Carol Vaughn — Perdue Farms received an additional 150 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for workers at the Accomac poultry processing facility late last week, according to a spokesperson. The vaccines were made available immediately, on a voluntary basis and free of charge. The doses were continuing to be distributed early...
By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam during a press conference Wednesday announced some restrictions will be eased as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to fall and the number of Virginians vaccinated rises. “It is critical that we do this slowly and thoughtfully. We do not want to risk our progress...
Dear Editor: The cartoon in the Feb. 5 edition implied something that’s just not true — that we can act differently once we’ve been vaccinated. Unfortunately, we can’t let our guard down yet. According to Jon Richardson, chief operating officer for the Eastern Shore Health District, “Receiving the vaccine for COVID-19...
Dear Editor: Toward the end of the Feb. 12 article on Page 7 (“CVS Begins Vaccination Rollout, Shore Locations Not Yet Included”), it says to contact your physician’s office for the vaccination. What if the emergency room is your primary care physician? Is it “Too bad, you’re not in the loop?” Does...
Dear Editor: I am a retired resident of Accomack County that clearly falls within the Phase 1b category for obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination. Today, I called the only three places that I know of to get an appointment for a vaccination. I started by calling Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. I was...
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 Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam’s goal for getting “back to normal” after the coronavirus pandemic is for each of Virginia’s 8.5 million residents to receive both rounds of the COVID-19 vaccine, or a total of 17 million shots. “Our country – your country – needs your help to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack Coordinator of Student Health Services Tonya Martin updated the school board Tuesday night on the data that drives school closures. Schools remain open or are closed based on the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) School Metrics, guidance from the local health department, and...