Tag: Health Department

By Stefanie Jackson –  Since Northampton schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence announced last month that he expects all K-12 students to be back in the classroom four days a week by Christmas – despite the COVID-19 pandemic – he’s been getting questions about how he makes his decisions. The short answer...
The Eastern Shore Health District is offering free COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru testing clinic Monday, Nov. 9, at Accomack County Health Dept., 23191 Front St., Accomac, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. or until testing supplies run out. ESHD staff will provide you information on how to best protect...
By Stefanie Jackson – Jon Richardson, chief operating officer of the Eastern Shore Health District, updated Northampton supervisors on the coronavirus pandemic during their May 12 regular meeting, which was held electronically. As of May 12, Northampton County had 171 cases of COVID-19, and more than half of them –...
Last weekend in Northampton County an unvaccinated family pet dog became seriously ill. It was taken to the Cape Charles Animal Hospital on Monday, March 4. There the dog was determined to be exhibiting symptoms suggestive of rabies and was euthanized. The veterinarian, Dr. Higgins, requested that the Northampton...
By Linda Cicoira-  Cara Burton, of Parksley, is a cat lover who couldn’t resist helping a kitten that she discovered in a rock crevice at Guard Shore’s beach near Bloxom recently. The director of the Eastern Shore Public Library took the ailing animal to the vet as it appeared to...