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COVID-19

Age range expansion accounts for fall in city’s vaccine percentage

A significant drop in the percentage of Franklin residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine is a result of expanding the age range being reported ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

City responds to increase in COVID-19 cases

Franklin has adjusted its mask policy for city buildings as a result of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the city. Amanda C. Jarratt, ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

Sentara counters vaccine misinformation

Sentara Healthcare has launched a new website to counter misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines as COVID-19 positivity rates rise due largely to the Delta variant.  According ... Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

IW schools will obey mask mandate

Isle of Wight County’s School Board had planned to make masks optional for the 2021-22 school year but canceled its scheduled Aug. 12 vote after ... Read more

2 months ago by Stephen Faleski.

Southampton board terminate local emergency status

The Southampton County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously July 27 to terminate the local emergency status that was ratified by the board in March 2020 ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Governor mandates vaccines for state employees, masking in schools

All state employees must be vaccinated by Sept. 1 or face weekly COVID-19 testing. Read more

2 months ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Pre-K-12 schools to make locally informed decisions on masking, prevention

The Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released new guidance July 21 for pre-K-12 schools for the upcoming 2021-22 school ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Council ends local state of emergency

Franklin City Council voted 6-0 at its July 12 meeting to officially end the local state of emergency related to COVID-19. Ward 3 council member ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Town to terminate local emergency status

Windsor Town Manager William Saunders introduced at the July 13 Town Council meeting the proclamation to terminate the local emergency status that was declared near ... Read more

2 months ago by Titus Mohler.

Delta variant in Isle of Wight?

Is the delta variant to blame for Isle of Wight County’s rise in COVID-19 cases over the past month? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... Read more

2 months ago by Stephen Faleski.

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