News to Know for Jan. 26: Vaccine rations; Tax amnesty in Richmond approved; Rainy, chilly day

News to Know for Jan. 26: Vaccine rations; Tax amnesty in Richmond approved; Rainy, chilly day
RHHD expect a total of 6,400 COVID-19 vaccine doses each week for the next six to eight weeks. (Source: WTOC)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Take a look at our top headlines before you head out the door.

Rainy, Cloudy & Chilly

Early morning rain tapers off after the morning rush, then clouds hang tough for most of the day. Watching for a chance of light snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Today, the rain ends from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m., then cloudy and chilly. Some late day clearing is possible, especially WEST of RVA Lows mid 30s , highs in mid 40s.

Tuesday Forecast: Rain ends early, but cloudy and chilly

Missing Woman

Henrico County Police need the public’s help looking for a woman last seen on Jan. 19.

According to police, At’Taysiya Dye - who goes by “Tajah” - last spoke to her family that Tuesday. Being silent for this long is abnormal for her, they said.

According to police, At’Taysiya Dye - who goes by “Tajah” - last spoke to her family Tuesday, Jan. 19.
According to police, At’Taysiya Dye - who goes by “Tajah” - last spoke to her family Tuesday, Jan. 19. (Source: Henrico County Police Department)

Police say Tajah may be in a 2010 silver Mazda 6 sedan with unknown 30-day tags.

Anyone with information on where she is should call Henrico Police at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Missing Teen May Be Heading Toward South Carolina

Campbell County deputies said Monday afternoon that they’re looking for Madeline “Maddie” Ann Hubbard. She was last seen Monday around 2 p.m.

Deputies say she may be with Derek Thomas Ferguson, 21. Ferguson is described as a white male, 6′1, 170 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.

Deputies said Monday afternoon that they’re looking for Madeline “Maddie” Ann Hubbard. She was last seen Monday around 2 p.m
Deputies said Monday afternoon that they’re looking for Madeline “Maddie” Ann Hubbard. She was last seen Monday around 2 p.m (Source: Campbell County Sheriff's Office)

He was last seen leaving his family home early Monday morning driving a gray/black Honda Civic. Deputies believe Hubbard and Ferguson may be headed to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The sheriff’s office asks that anyone with information contact them at 434-332-9574 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

Vaccines To Be Rationed

The Richmond-Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) says COVID-19 vaccines will need to be rationed in coming weeks as supply is extremely low.

RHHD expect a total of 6,400 COVID-19 vaccine doses each week for the next six to eight weeks.

(Source: WAFB)

That’s about one-fourth of the amount requested and one-fourth of actual vaccination capacity.

Vaccinations In Chesterfield

A survey is now available for Chesterfield residents to fill out for the vaccine waitlist.

The Chesterfield County Health Department says there will be a delay between when you fill out that survey and when you are contacted to get the vaccine.

To fill out the survey, click here. Residents can also call 804-318-8207.

UK Variant In Virginia

The first case of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 was found in a sample from an adult in Northern Virginia with no reported recent travel history.

The B.1.1.7 variant, which was first found in the UK in late 2020, is associated with increased person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.

(Source: Coronavirus graphic)

The DCLS has notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the case.

Tax Amnesty Program Approved

City leaders approved a tax amnesty program for certain admission, lodging and meals and real estate taxes.

The program would allow Richmonders to catch up on their taxes after a tough year.

The program would help taxpayers who have accumulated penalties and interest on delinquent taxes.

Food Drive

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Feedmore are partnering for a free drive-thru food distribution event.

The food drive is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield located on Staples Mill Road.

Visitors are asked to wear a mask and maintain social distance.

Final Thought

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