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City rescinds local emergency

Suffolk City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to rescind the local state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more

1 week ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

State defers to localities on masking for schools

Local school divisions will be responsible for their own masking and social distancing policies to deal with COVID-19, after the state departments of health and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Vaccination info teams go door-to-door

Having seen fewer people be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 than the state average, the Western Tidewater Health District will be sending vaccination information teams door-to-door ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

State still calls for masks at schools

State Health Commissioner Norman Oliver said anyone aged 5 and up while indoors at a public or private K-12 school in Virginia must continue to ... Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

To mask or not to mask? State yet to provide guidance to law enforcement

Though Gov. Ralph Northam is not extending the COVID-19 state of emergency past June 30 allowing people to wear masks, he has said people should ... Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Blood donations desperately needed

As Suffolk starts to come out of the pandemic to a bit of normalcy, there are still opportunities to make a difference and save lives.  Read more

1 month ago by Rachel Austin.

Schools to host vaccine clinics

The city’s three public high schools will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Suffolk Public Schools staff and students ages 12 and up. Lakeland High School ... Read more

1 month ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

YMCA offering free childcare for vaccinations

All 21 YMCA locations in South Hampton Roads, including Suffolk and Franklin, are offering free drop-in childcare during vaccination appointments for parents and caregivers. The ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Riverside official encourages shots for teens

With children ages 12 and up now eligible to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, hospitals and health departments have been preparing clinics and offering ... Read more

2 months ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Suffolk Health Dept. hosting walk-in vaccinations

The Suffolk Health Department is hosting a free walk-in COVID-19 vaccination from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. today.   Read more

2 months ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

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