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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

2 days ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Surry School Board OKs coronavirus leave, stipends

Employees of Surry County Public Schools who test positive for COVID-19 and are unable to work remotely will have up to 10 days of paid ... Read more

2 days ago by Stephen Faleski.

Crater Health District to offer vaccines at Surry County High

The Crater Health District will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Surry County High School Sept. 30. District staff will be offering the Pfizer-BioNTech ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

SHS football games postponed due to COVID-19

Smithfield High School’s Sept. 9 junior varsity and Sept. 10 varsity football games against Jamestown High School have been postponed. According to Isle of Wight ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Still no consensus on IW vaccine mandate

Isle of Wight’s Board of Supervisors revisited the idea of a COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate for county employees Sept. 2 but again deferred taking any action. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Stephen Faleski.

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

3 weeks ago by Stephen Faleski.

Isle of Wight mask mandate to begin Aug. 23

Starting Aug. 23, Isle of Wight County employees and visitors who enter government buildings will be required to wear face masks when indoors — even ... Read more

1 month ago by Stephen Faleski.

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

1 month ago by Stephen Faleski.

‘It appears to be out of our hands’: IW schools now plan to defer to state on mask-wearing

Isle of Wight County’s School Board was planning to vote Aug. 12 on its mask policy for the coming school year, but now the choice ... Read more

2 months ago by Stephen Faleski.

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