Tag: Gov. Northam

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...
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 – Gov. Ralph Northam has strongly urged Virginians to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, considering the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate, which climbed from about 5% to 8.3% within the last few weeks. “Virginia, you know the truth: If you don’t wear a mask, and you don’t social distance,...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Kiptopeke Elementary School educator and two of her former students participated in an online event with Gov. Ralph Northam Oct. 29 as he announced 10 new historical highway markers that will honor Black Americans who made history in Virginia. These signs can be seen on...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam returned to his hometown of Onancock on Thursday for the announcement a $20 million investment in broadband internet on the Eastern Shore by Spectrum, a Charter Communications company. Spectrum will provide services to more than 17,500 homes and businesses in Accomack and Northampton...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam urged Virginians not to become complacent about the coronavirus pandemic after the recent announcement of the Pfizer drug corporation's COVID-19 vaccine that's 90% effective. “This isn’t the magic bullet. Any approved vaccination will still take months to distribute,” Northam cautioned. “When a vaccine...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Rebuild Virginia program that was started in August with $70 million in federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act is about to get a $30 million boost. “Small businesses and nonprofits are the backbone of our economy, and they will be...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition’s second annual conference, held online Sept. 25, focused on both finding affordable homes and keeping them, in light of the economic impacts of COVID-19. “Affordable, safe, and accessible housing is the foundation of a great community, and it seems this...
By Stefanie Jackson – Due to COVID-19, the 2020 U.S. presidential election will be “unprecedented,” and nonpartisan administrators are working to ensure “the voting process moves safely and securely,” Gov. Ralph Northam said during a press briefing Sept. 15. Election officials anticipate a high number of absentee voters, which are...
By Stefanie Jackson – Virginia is identifying about 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day, and the COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.8%, which has been decreasing over the last 12 days, Gov. Ralph Northam reported during a press briefing Sept. 15. “When we’ve had these outbreaks, local elected officials...