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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

3 hours ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

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

6 days ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Smithfield Foods donates to Texas storm recovery

Smithfield Foods is sending two truckloads of donated food to Texas with “300,000 servings of protein.”  The donations will support ongoing recovery efforts in the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Crater Health District expands outreach

Crater Health District residents have a new way to add their names to the COVID-19 vaccine waiting list. Call centers specific to each of the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Nate Delesline III.

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

2 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Surry advocates for vaccine equity

Surry County is celebrating some COVID-19 vaccine-related successes but asking regional and state leaders for more equity in vaccine availability and distribution for local residents ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Nate Delesline III.

No-fuss vaccinations

Health Department administers shots to 1,000 people East End Baptist Church in Suffolk was the site of a mass COVID-19 vaccination event on Feb. 10. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Stephen Cowles.

Vaccine disparities emerge

By Stephen Faleski and Jimmy LaRoue Staff Writers Is the Western Tidewater Health District getting left behind in the race to vaccinate its residents? While ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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

3 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

IWCS to bring students back

Isle of Wight County pre-K through fifth graders will return to five days of in-person instruction Feb. 16. School officials announced the decision Feb. 8. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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