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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

4 days ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

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

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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

1 week ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Vaccine call center opens

The cities of Suffolk and Franklin and the counties of Isle of Wight County and Southampton opened a call center Feb. 8 to provide information ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jen Jaqua.

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

2 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

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.

IW schools to extend COVID benefits

Isle of Wight County Schools will continue to provide paid leave for employees who are absent due to COVID-related issues. The paid leave was funded ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

IWCS may resume five-day, in-person school

Some Isle of Wight County Schools students may return to five-day-a-week, in-person learning in February. In a Jan. 28 announcement, school officials said some students ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Vaccination appointments fill quickly

Will Drewery, emergency manager for the Western Tidewater Health District, feels the pain that many regional residents have been experiencing in their attempts to get ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Stephen Cowles.

Mass vaccination event planned next week

Residents of Suffolk, Franklin, and Isle of Wight and Southampton counties will be able to register beginning Thursday for a mass vaccination event next week. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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