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  Chesterfield Health District says vaccine rollout will improve during BOS meeting

The county's health district director wants to put an end to your headaches brought about by trying to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Free COVID-19 testing events in Richmond, Henrico for February

Virginia adopts permanent COVID-19 workplace safety standards

  Chesterfield County Public Schools receive vaccine doses for staff in Cohorts 1, 2

Richmond mayor tests positive for COVID-19; State of City address postponed

Chesterfield County announces COVID-19 testing events in February

Over 5,200 new COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours | Positivity rate decreases to 12.3%

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  City of Richmond distributes 100 PPE kits to small businesses

  State vaccination event closes early in Chesterfield, people turned away

  Chesterfield superintendent addresses face-to-face learning concerns

  Chesterfield County Supervisors: Virginia vaccine campaign is totally defective

  Community raising money to donate N95 masks to CCPS employees

Over 520,000 Virginians receive COVID-19 vaccine | More than 78K fully vaccinated

VCU Medical Center lab testing for new UK COVID-19 variant

VCU Medical Center is one of the first labs in the state to be equipped to test for the new, highly contagious COVID-19 variant which was first detected in the United Kingdom.

Chesterfield County launches pre-registration tool for COVID-19 vaccine

The tool does not reserve a vaccine or create an appointment, but it does collect contact information, so that when vaccine is available, VDH can contact you to make an appointment.

Van will ride to impacted communities in Richmond to give vaccines

The Richmond City Health District announced a van will be driving to impacted communities within Richmond.

New COVID-19 rules for air travel during ‘National Plan For A Vacation Day’

The CDC is now requiring anyone traveling by air into the U.S. to show proof of a negative COVID test within the previous three days.

  Looking for a vaccine? Here’s where to sign up by locality

Survey available for Chesterfield residents for vaccine waitlist

  Hospital Association: Plenty of ER beds still available in fight against COVID-19

  SC woman spends days registering for COVID vaccine after losing husband of 58 years

Discussion over double masking intensifies as dangerous COVID-19 variants spread

  HCHD: Spike in UofR COVID-19 cases result of ‘arrival testing’ for students; concerns rise over social gatherings

First case of UK COVID-19 variant detected 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.

  COVID-19 vaccine to be rationed in Richmond/Henrico as supply is limited

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

Vaccinations for some RPS employees rescheduled

The team who administered vaccines at the Richmond Raceway were informed they will only receive 4,000 doses this week instead of the 8,000 doses that were originally planned.

Richmond, Henrico Health District hosting Facebook live series on COVID-19, vaccine

The Richmond-Henrico Health District is launching a new Facebook live series to help answer your questions about COVID-19 and vaccinations.

Virginia experiencing low flu season

Masks are helping prevent the spread of flu in Virginia

  VCU using app to verify if students can enter certain buildings

Starting Monday, Virginia Commonwealth University will use its mobile app to verify if students and faculty are complying with COVID-19 protocols.

Doctor explains concerns after N.C.’s first identified case of B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant found in Mecklenburg Co.

B.1.1.7, was first detected in the United Kingdom in December.

  Where are the vaccines? State vaccine coordinator says to expect delays

Only 105,000 new doses of those coveted COVID-19 vaccines are making their way to the commonwealth per week. A drop in the bucket for a state with a population of over 8 million.

Virginia woman leaves Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital after nearly 3 months battling COVID-19

For seven weeks, Peggy Kuehl was in the ICU battling and holding on for life against COVID-19 and pneumonia.

  Virginia waiting on federal plan for COVID-19 vaccine support

The Virginia Health Department is reporting a major milestone with more than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine are distributed.

Richmond to give out 100 more PPE kits to small businesses

The city of Richmond is giving out 100 more PPE supply kits to small businesses in addition to the 500 that were distributed in the past two weeks

Over 37,000 COVID-19 patients released from Virginia hospitals

The numbers give a glimpse at recoveries throughout Virginia.

UVA researchers now know why colon cancer disproportionately affects African Americans

UVA Health cancer researchers say aging of the colon can play a factor in someone's likelihood of developing colon cancer, which can be slowed or even reversed if treated early.

UVA clinicians using artificial intelligence to track risk of ICU patients

A new artificial intelligence program created by UVA Health researchers can now monitor high-risk coronavirus patients, as well as others in ICU, and alert nurses and doctors if life-threatening trouble may arise.

2 HCA Virginia hospitals certified to treat multi-system organ failure due to COVID-19

Two HCA Virginia hospitals are now certified to treat multi-system organ failure due to COVID-19 and other causes.

Neurological disorder linked to COVID-19 leaves La. firefighter paralyzed

Doctors have diagnosed Rory Miller with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which they believe was triggered by COVID and has left him paralyzed.

  Gov. Northam: Patience urged over COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Virginia has been slow, but Governor Ralph Northam says it's coming down to supply constraints.

Poll: Virginians want more health insurance transparency from state as rates rise

A new poll indicates that Virginians was more health insurance transparency from the state as rates continue to rise.

Application portal open for second draw of PPP loans

The Small Business Administration is now accepting applications for Second Draw PPP Loans.

Prince George County closes office buildings to public until March 1

Ashcraft is encouraging the public to continue to contact the County office they might need to do business with by telephone or email during this time of closure.

As Virginia struggles to boost vaccination rates, state officials face calls for more coordination

Across Virginia, there have been major differences in how much help local health departments have received from hospitals and other private partners as well as the degree of coordination.

VADOC: Inmates who take vaccine will get telephone credits, care packages

VADOC medical staff are administering the Moderna vaccine received from the Virginia Department of Health.

  Chesterfield doctor gives three interventions to help boost COVID-19 resiliency in adults

One researcher says there are even more things adults can do to prevent death from the virus, and it may start with getting our bodies to think like a child.

College admissions evolve as the pandemic continues

As students are preparing to make some really important decisions, guidance counselors are doing what they can to ensure students have the best shot at going to college.

UVA rolls out COVID-19 mitigation plans ahead of spring semester

The University of Virginia is rolling out its spring semester plans, urging students to remain vigilant to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Hanover County creates call center for COVID-19 vaccination questions

Hanover County has set up a call center to answer residents’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

University of Richmond increasing COVID-19 prevalence testing

The University of Richmond is going to start increasing COVID-19 prevalence testing, which will include asymptomatic people, to assess the virus on the campus.

  Richmond Mayor, health leaders urge patience over COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney held a COVID-19 briefing Wednesday afternoon. The health department hopes to get to the rest of phase 1B people by the end of this month.

  4,000 COVID-19 vaccines to be administered at Richmond Raceway starting Wednesday

The operation to administer 12,000 vaccines in just nine days is set to begin at the Richmond Raceway this week.

  RPS weighing whether to enact year-round schooling

Richmond Public Schools is strongly considering enacting year-round schooling.

  Chesterfield Schools notifies employees of delay in vaccinations due to supply

Chesterfield County Public Schools told its teachers and staff that there has been a delay in vaccinating most employees due to supply issues with the COVID-19 vaccine.

3 new COVID-19 cases detected during on-site testing event

GRTC said three new COVID-19 cases were found among its workforce during an on-site testing event for staff on Jan. 14.

  VDH sets COVID-19 vaccine timetable to reach distribution goals

VDH hopes to hit Governor Ralph Northam's target of 25,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots in arms per day by February 14 and 50,000 shots per day by April 1.

VDH launches dashboard for outbreaks in colleges, universities in Virginia

This dashboard includes confirmed outbreaks reported to VDH among public and private colleges and universities since August 1, 2020.

Man who spent 99 days in the hospital with COVID-19 dies shortly after release

Family members confirm that a man who spent 99 days in a Shreveport intensive care unit battling COVID-19 has died.

  Health officials warn coronavirus spreading faster through community spread

Monday, the state saw the second-highest daily total ever recorded with 7,245, which is right behind Sunday's total of nearly 10,000 new cases.

  Private school teachers eligible for vaccinations under Phase 1b

RHHD is clarifying, private school teachers will be vaccinated under Phase 1b, but at other vaccination events outside of this week's Richmond Raceway events.

Colonial Heights Schools to stay virtual this week

Colonial Heights Public Schools will stay virtual through Jan. 22 due to COVID-19.

Dinwiddie’s free COVID-19 testing event slated for Wednesday

Dinwiddie County is offering on Wednesday free COVID-19 testing for those over the age of five.

  VDH urges vigilance as COVID-19 cases soar to record levels

In the past 24 hours, the Virginia Department of Health recorded nearly 10,000 new COVID-19 cases.

GRTC reports new COVID-19 case among employees

One additional employee at GRTC has tested positive for COVID-19, the transit company announced on Saturday.

108-year-old Wis. woman beats COVID-19

A Wisconsin woman is preparing to celebrate her 109th birthday next month now that she’s won a battle against COVID-19, which she contracted in December.

  COVID-19 vaccination event registrations canceled after residents receive link by mistake

Several thousand registrations for an upcoming COVID-19 vaccine event at the Richmond Raceway have been canceled after residents not eligible for the event received an online signup link by mistake and used it to register.

Officials stress importance of flu vaccine even with low flu rates

COVID-19 safety measures, like social distancing and masks, are not only helping to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but also the flu.

EXPLAINER: Who is next in line for the COVID-19 vaccine in Virginia

Starting on Jan. 18, health districts in the Richmond-area will begin vaccinations for those in Phase 1b.

Former 5th District candidate Dr. Cameron Webb named to White House COVID-19 Response Team

Dr. Cameron Webb has been tapped for a senior role in President-elect Biden’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UVA doctors working toward a therapy for patients with a form of heart failure

Heart failure affects roughly 5.7 million Americans and that’s why doctors at the University of Virginia are working on a therapy to improve the quality of life for their patients suffering from this disease.

Commonwealth Senior Living hosting two vaccine clinics

During these clinics, COVID-19 vaccines will be administered to Commonwealth Senior Living at the West End and Commonwealth Senior Living at Chesterfield residents and associates.

VSU invests over $2 million on health, safety upgrades on campus

The health and safety upgrades are part of the Spring 2021 reopening plan for VSU.

  VDH releases new guidance on reopening PreK-12 schools

The Virginia Department of Health has released new guidance for divisions to follow when reopening PreK-12 schools.

  Vaccine In Virginia: Dr. Danny Avula discusses COVID-19 vaccine rollout

As the rollout of vaccines in Virginia continues, so many of you have questions.

Piedmont Health District to begin Phase 1b vaccinations Tuesday

Starting on Tuesday, the Piedmont Health District will begin vaccinating residents in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine plan.

IRS warns of COVID-19 scams related to stimulus payments

The IRS is warning taxpayers about a new wave of COVID-19-related scams as the second round of Economic Impact Payments are being distributed.

  State, city leaders discuss next phase of COVID-19 vaccine rollout efforts

Per new federal guidelines, another group of adults will be included in Phase 1b vaccination efforts across the Commonwealth, Governor Ralph Northam announced Thursday.

Vaccine In Virginia: Answering your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine & its rollout

The fight against the virus continues as the vaccine is rolling out across the country and here in the Commonwealth.

VDH says additional Walgreens locations to offer antigen testing

The Virginia Department of Health announced Thursday additional Walgreens locations will provide Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen testing at no cost for those who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

VCU study: Majority of Virginians say they are ‘likely’ to receive vaccine

According to a study done by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU, more than 7 in 10 Virginians say they are likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

  Gov. Northam delivers State of the Commonwealth address amid COVID-19 pandemic

Governor Ralph Northam has a lot of things to get done in his final year, and the fallout from COVID-19 will dominate a lot of that time but the governor also has his sights on other priorities.