Tag: Gov. Northam

By Stefanie Jackson – All Virginia adults who want the COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible to get it, Gov. Ralph Northam announced during a press briefing today at the Tysons Community Vaccination Center, in Fairfax County. “Please get vaccinated,” Northam implored. “It will keep you safer, it will keep your...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam visited Metompkin Elementary School in Parksley on Monday to observe COVID-19 mitigation measures in practice, which have allowed both Accomack and Northampton County schools to offer options for in-person learning since September. “One of the reasons I wanted to come today was to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam today noted one year has passed since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Virginia, but the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is well underway and residents are looking forward to the end of the coronavirus pandemic. “It has been a tough...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam said on Thursday that cases of COVID-19 and related hospitalizations are down, but with the COVID-19 case positivity rate holding at about 10%, Virginians must continue practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings, and washing their hands often, including those who have received...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam announced today a new goal for all Virginia public schools to make options available for in-person learning by March 15. “In the past 11 months, our children … have been champions. They have made sacrifices. They’ve endured a lot of change and uncertainty,...
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...