The Virginia Department of Education, alongside the Virginia Department of Health, is urging all Virginia elementary schools to enforce mask mandates for teachers and students, regardless of vaccination status until vaccines are available to children under 12.
Another 122 people in the Rappahannock Area Health District tested positive. Outbreak leads to temporary closure of Massaponax Sheetz.
The race to get Virginians vaccinated amplified on Monday as the state confirmed its first case of a COVID-19 strain that's more contagious and potentially deadlier than current virus.
The pneumonia struck first. Then came two negative COVID-19 tests administered in a long-term care facility, a ventilator and a longing to come home.
Gov. Ralph Northam voiced concern Thursday about Southwest Virginia’s rising COVID-19 cases and said he has communicated that to leaders in Tennessee and other states.
The Virginia Department of Health recently concurred with its Tennessee counterpart that Ballad Health is providing a public advantage under the terms of a merger approved by both states.
Non-emergency surgeries at hospitals and dental practices in Virginia can resume on Friday, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday.
Reports in some areas of the country show the novel coronavirus is having a disproportionate effect on African Americans. But data in Virginia, like many other places, is so incomplete that it’s difficult to know if that’s happening here.