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IW sees COVID spike

Statewide, the COVID-19 resurgence fueled by the more contagious delta variant has been gradually declining since mid-September, but that isn’t true of Isle of Wight ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Stephen Faleski.

Governor addresses COVID-19

Gov. Ralph Northam continued to urge state residents to get vaccinated, even as he acknowledged there was likely nothing he or anyone else could say ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jimmy LaRoue.

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

1 month 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

1 month 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 month 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

1 month 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 months 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 months 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

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.

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