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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 months ago by Stephen Faleski.

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.

Hitting the road for a shot at boosting vaccines

Cindy Williams is using gentle but persistent persuasion to try to win over people to take the COVID-19 vaccine. She and a team of Riverside ... 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.

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

2 months ago by Stephen Faleski.

Inmates exposed to COVID-19 at jail

Several defendants were missing from hearings in Suffolk Circuit Court on Thursday due to being exposed to COVID-19 at Western Tidewater Regional Jail. Lt. Col. ... Read more

2 months ago by Tracy Agnew.

CDC calls for COVID-19 booster shots

VDH says it is ready to administer them Despite just more than half of the country — and fewer than that in Western Tidewater — ... Read more

2 months ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

Health officials urge vaccines

Current COVID-19 vaccine outreach efforts are not working. It’s something state vaccine coordinator Dr. Danny Avula did not want to admit, but understands to be ... Read more

2 months 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

3 months ago by Stephen Faleski.

‘It appears to be out of our hands’

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

3 months ago by Stephen Faleski.

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