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SCPS board approves COVID-19 testing programs

The Southampton County School Board voted unanimously Oct. 11 to approve two voluntary COVID-19 testing programs to help identify students and staff who are asymptomatic, ... Read more

5 days ago by Titus Mohler.

FCPS board approves COVID testing mandates

The Franklin City School Board voted 5-2 at its Sept. 16 meeting to require weekly or bi-weekly COVID-19 testing for all unvaccinated student-athletes, extracurricular activity ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Titus Mohler.

Health district provides free COVID-19 testing

The Virginia Department of Health will be providing free COVID-19 testing at Bon Secours – Southampton Memorial Hospital’s Satellite Lab beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Region’s hospitals stretched thin in Delta wave

On any given day at any of Sentara Healthcare’s seven Hampton Roads hospitals, including at Obici in Suffolk, their capacity to handle more patients has ... Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Health district donates pandemic protections to FCPS

The Western Tidewater Health District presented Franklin City Public Schools with extra protection against the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, Aug. 31, in the form of 660 ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Supervisors opt to not require vaccine for county employees

Southampton County supervisors discussed, on Aug. 24, the possibility of requiring county employees to either obtain the COVID-19 vaccine or pay for their own weekly ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Health department adds testing events statewide, just 2 in Western Tidewater

With 7-day positivity rates for COVID-19 around the state hovering around 10% and with 90% of cases in Virginia caused by the Delta variant of ... Read more

2 months ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Region’s health care organizations to require vaccines for employees

Sentara Healthcare and Riverside Health System are among the Hampton Roads health care organizations that will require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ... Read more

2 months ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

IW offering free COVID-19 vaccines and testing Sept. 9-10

Isle of Wight County’s Department of Emergency Services will host free COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics Sept. 9-10 in partnership with the Virginia Department of ... Read more

2 months ago by Stephen Faleski.

COVID Payment Plan available through Aug. 27, relief fund exhausted

Franklin City Manager Amanda C. Jarratt emphasized ways the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is still being strongly felt in the community during her report ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

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