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Jimmy LaRoue, Author at Smithfield Times


Vaccine eligibility expands in Western Tidewater, state

The Western Tidewater Health District has moved to Phase 1C of COVID-19 vaccinations, following other localities in Hampton Roads and around the state. It also ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:57 pm


By mid-April, all over 16 eligible for vaccine in Virginia

Anyone 16 and up will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 18, Gov. Ralph Northam announced. He made the announcement as the ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, April 1, 2021 2:50 pm


Governor relaxes COVID-19 restrictions

In the race between vaccines and variants in Virginia, no victor has emerged, though the state is among the national notables in the number of ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:44 pm


Schools to have option of in-person graduation ceremonies

Colleges and school divisions across the state will have the option to hold indoor or outdoor graduations, according to new guidance issued by Gov. Ralph ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:02 pm


State making progress on vaccinations

Gov. Ralph Northam said any testing on COVID-19 vaccinations for children would not be complete until at least this fall or possibly next winter, even ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:27 pm


COVID-19 patients keeping area ICUs busy

In a normal year, about five million people are admitted into hospital intensive care units, and on average, they are about two-thirds full, according to ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:18 pm


Governor to ease restrictions on gatherings, announces new pharmacies for vaccines

Citing improving COVID-19 health metrics, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday he would lift some restrictions on outdoor gatherings beginning March 1 as he also announced ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:54 pm


State vaccine site goes live

The state’s new COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration website has gone live, allowing people to sign up online, check their status and get more information about the ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:50 pm


State health department to unveil vaccine pre-registration system

Facing mounting criticism over issues with state residents signing up for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Virginia Department of Health plans to unveil a new statewide ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, February 12, 2021 9:10 pm


Foodbank establishes Western Tidewater branch

Nearly 22,000 people in Western Tidewater have food insecurity issues, and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore wants to help. To that ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:35 pm

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