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Northam relaxes mask mandate 

Take it off. Gov. Ralph Northam has lifted the state’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control ... Read more

2 days ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Vaccine for adolescents needs additional approval

Though the Food and Drug Administration has approved the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12 to 15, additional federal ... Read more

5 days ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

COVID-19 outbreak reported at Riverside

The Virginia Department of Health is reporting an active outbreak of COVID-19 at Riverside Healthy Living Community, an assisted living facility in Smithfield, though facility ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Stephen Faleski.

State mask guidelines aligned with CDC

Fully vaccinated people in Virginia no longer need to wear masks for outdoor activities when alone or in small groups. Gov. Ralph Northam updated an ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Two vaccine clinics set for Monday, no appointment needed

Two COVID-19 vaccine clinics are coming to Isle of Wight County on Monday, May 3, and no appointments are needed to get a vaccine. Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

FEMA offering help with COVID-19 funeral expenses

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering financial assistance with funeral expenses for deaths related to COVID-19. FEMA began accepting applications for aid April ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine paused

The Virginia Department of Health has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose COVID-19 vaccine after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

State officials urging vaccines, vigilance 

As Virginia enters Phase 2 of its vaccination campaign and more than three million more state residents are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

P.1 variant found in Virginia

Two cases of the P.1 variant of COVID-19 have been identified by the Virginia Department of Health, including one in the Eastern Region. The state ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Vaccine eligibility expands

The Western Tidewater Health District expanded COVID-19 vaccinations to Phase 2 on April 12. All persons 16 or older who work or reside in this ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

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