COVID-19

WASHINGTON — Across the hundreds of pages of plans that state officials sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on distributing and tracking the yet-to-be-approved COVID-19 vaccines, there are more questions so far than answers on how exactly vaccine programs will be carried out.Yet states will be...
Though a University of Virginia model now projects a potential new peak in Virginia COVID-19 cases in November, a top state health official says it's too soon to tell whether an uptick in cases over the past few weeks is indicative of a bigger trend.“It’s premature to say now...
By Anya Sczerzenie/ Capital News Service  A growing number of Virginia colleges are announcing that spring break will be canceled or modified in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Virginia Tech, located in Blacksburg, announced plans Monday. The biggest change is that the university will not have a week-long spring...
NEWPORT NEWS — Cecelia Woodard gave a nervous glance down the road every time she heard a car approach.It was Tuesday morning and the sheriff was scheduled to arrive to evict her from the apartment she shares with her 64-year-old mother, who had left a few minutes earlier with...
New research from Virginia Commonwealth University shows that an additional 4,500 Virginians died between March and August over would be expected based on historical data — a measure known as excess deaths.That’s an increase of 16 percent, according to Dr. Steven Woolf, the lead author on the paper and...
In late May, 536 people registered for one of the Richmond-Henrico Health District’s COVID-19 community testing events. Throughout the summer, including much of August, attendance rarely dipped below 150.But for the past few weeks, registration numbers have taken a dive. One of the district’s latest events, organized in the...
A group that represents landlords around the state is asking the Supreme Court of Virginia to make it easier for them to move eviction lawsuits through the court system.In a letter late last week to Chief Justice Don Lemons, the Virginia Apartment Management Association requested the court issue an...
Three million dollars for public outreach. Nearly $2.5 million for refrigerators and thermometers. And more than $71 million for mass vaccination clinics, where hundreds of thousands of Virginians could be immunized against COVID-19.Virginia's plan, released to the Mercury Friday, shows the size and scale of a public health campaign...
From January to June this year, Virginia’s oldest hospitalized COVID-19 patient was 103. But there were also 46 coronavirus hospitalizations among children younger than five out of a total of 22,508, according to new data from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association — including infants under the age of...
How Virginia spends remaining coronavirus relief funds provided through the federal CARES Act has become a point of contention between Gov. Ralph Northam and the General Assembly — now in the final stretch of finalizing a two-year budget plan amid a special session that’s lasted for nearly two months.Looming...