After new guidelines have been laid out by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Education, school divisions in the Valley are beginning to discuss mask requirements for this upcoming school year.
While Pfizer has FDA emergency use authorization to vaccinate children 12 years and older, Clinical Research Partners in Henrico is looking at how well the Moderna vaccine will protect kids as young as six-months-old.
Governor Northam has announced a new $3 million investment to pilot the Return to Earn Grant Program, designed to match payments from eligible small businesses to provide new hires with up to $1,000 each to support their transition back into the workforce.
The goal is having about 75 percent of the Commonwealth fully vaccinated to reach herd immunity. The Virginia Department of Health reports around 54 percent of adults are fully vaccinated in the Commonwealth.
With COVID-19 restrictions in Virginia set to expire on May 28, restaurant owners are worried people will expect a pre-pandemic experience when they head out to dine. Some restaurant owners don’t think that will be the case.
Next school year, Albemarle County Public Schools will be piloting an all-virtual school for grades K-12. The pilot program is a first for Albemarle County, slated to function completely separate from schools offering in-person instruction.