News to Know for March 5: Mass vaccine event for seniors; Dominion Riverrock Festival; Mostly sunny, breezy

News to Know for March 5: Mass vaccine event for seniors; Dominion Riverrock Festival; Mostly sunny, breezy
Pfizer vaccines will be offered on March 6 and 10 while the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be given on March 8. (Source: KEYC News Now)

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Cold, Sunny & Breezy

Much colder temperatures going into the weekend! Lots of sunshine and an impressive warmup for next week.

Today will be mostly sunny, breezy and cold.

Highs will be in the upper 40s.

Friday Forecast: Cold, Sunny, and Breezy

Hanover Shooting

A man is dead and a juvenile is in custody after a shooting in Hanover County Thursday night.

A male juvenile who deputies say was at the scene was immediately taken into custody.

Hanover deputies are investigating after a man was shot and killed.
Hanover deputies are investigating after a man was shot and killed. (Source: NBC12)

Officials say no other suspects are being sought and the community is not in danger.

This is a developing story.

Upcoming Mass Vaccination Events

About 12,000 seniors are expected to be vaccinated over the course of three large-scale events done by the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts.

(Source: WBRC)

The events are for pre-registered seniors and will take place on March 6, 8 and 10.

Pfizer vaccines will be offered on March 6 and 10 while the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be given on March 8.

Vaccine Clinic At VSU

Virginia State University announced that its Multi-Purpose Center will start to serve as a vaccination location for the Crater Health District.

(Source: VSU)

COVID-19 vaccinations will begin there on March 6.

VSU will also provide security and golf cart service to those who need special assistance from the parking lot.

Va. Child Dies From COVID-19

The Virginia Department of Health announced Thursday, March 4, that a child in central Virginia died from coronavirus complications.

The death marks the first of a child with COVID-19 under the age of 10 in the state.

(Source: Coronavirus graphic)

According to the health department, the child died from a chronic health condition and coronavirus.

The death will be reflected on the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 data dashboard Friday, March 5, 2021.

RPS Year-Round Schooling

Richmond Public Schools is considering changes to the school calendar starting in 2021, and that could include year-round school.

Richmond Public Schools unveiled a new logo in 2020.
Richmond Public Schools unveiled a new logo in 2020. (Source: Richmond Public Schools)

RPS will hold four virtual town hall-style meetings where Superintendent Jason Kamras will give a short presentation and then take questions.

For a list of dates and times of the meetings, click here.

Capt. Lambert Funeral

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Henrico police officer killed in a hit-and-run.

The service is scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. at Mount Vernon Baptist Church on Nuckols Road.

Donald L. Lambert, Jr.
Donald L. Lambert, Jr. (Source: Henrico Police Department)

Captain Donald L. Lambert, Jr. was out for a jog along Greenwood Road Saturday morning when he was struck by a tow truck that never stopped.

Dominion Energy Riverrock Festival

The good news is the Dominion Energy Riverrock Festival will be scheduled to take place this year!

According to their website, this year’s event will be from May 14 through May 16.

There is no word yet on if the event will be in-person or virtual.

We will keep you posted with more updates.

Final Thought

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn - Benjamin Franklin

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