Virginia Tech requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students ahead of fall semester
Virginia Tech is among some of the Virginia universities requiring its students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus.
Roanoke church gives out free hot dogs with COVID-19 vaccinations
To reach those left in Southwest Virginia who are not vaccinated but perhaps on the fence about it, health and community leaders are getting creative and taking their efforts straight to this group.
Roanoke Valley organization offering rides to COVID-19 vaccination clinics for seniors
Helping more seniors get a dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the Local Office on Aging in Roanoke is offering free rides to vaccination clinics.
Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine? What you need to know on the National Vaccine Day of Action
Friday, June 4, marks the beginning of the National Month of Action with the goal of getting 70% of U.S. adults at least one COVID-19 shot by July 4.
Experts reporting slower coronavirus vaccination rates among 18 to 34-year-olds
People between the ages of 18 to 34 are now more likely to be hospitalized with the coronavirus after noticing a slower vaccination rate.
New River Valley health director says return to a ‘normal’ summer is near
With coronavirus transmission and case numbers low in the New River Valley, residents are on track to a more promising return to a normal summer, according to the health director.
Faced with anti-vaccination parents, teens are helping one another get Covid shots
The Gen Zer from Ohio who made a splash two years ago for defying his mother to get his childhood immunizations has a message for teenagers seeking Covid-19 vaccinations and getting pushback from their parents — get one if you can.
California cafe owner charges customers $5 fee for wearing masks
Diners are mostly free to speak their mind at a Northern California cafe, but doing so through the protective confines of a mask will cost a cover charge of $5.
Lynchburg houses of worship keep some COVID-19 guidelines as Virginia lifts restrictions
The news about loosening COVID-19 restrictions is lifting people's spirits, but some houses of worship aren’t lifting their guidelines just yet.
WATCH: Nick Offerman appears before Congress to urge Americans to get vaccinated
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a virtual hearing Wednesday at 11 a.m. on “A Shot at Normalcy: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence.”
Whose choice is it? Debates heat up between families about vaccinating kids
With teens now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, debates are heating up between families about whether to vaccinate their kids.
Mental health expert recommends gradual exposure over avoidance to combat post-pandemic anxiety
As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, some are feeling anxious about jumping back to the “normal” way of life.
More than a year later, Chase Rice takes the stage in Salem and it almost felt normal
The Roanoke Valley hosted the largest crowd for an entertainment event since the pandemic began Friday when country music star Chase Rice played at the Salem Red Sox baseball stadium.
Roanoke health director offers vaccine, mask guidance for local businesses
The director of the Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, answered questions during a Town Hall for area businesses.
Big gaps in vaccine rates across the US worry health experts
A distinct geographic pattern has emerged in the U.S. drive to vanquish the coronavirus: The highest vaccination rates are concentrated in the Northeast, while the lowest ones are mostly in the South.
Is it legal for businesses to ask for COVID-19 vaccination proof? Legal experts say yes
With some mask mandates lifted and more people vaccinated, life is seemingly returning to normal. However, there is a lot of confusion as we leave some COVID-19 restrictions in the past.
Organizations across Southwest, Central Virginia tackling COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
Health leaders across Southwest and Central Virginia are seeing a drop in demand of those interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
UPDATED LIST: Which Virginia stores still require masks to enter - and which don’t?
While Virginia’s mask mandate has been lifted for fully vaccinated people, individual businesses can still enforce a mask policy.
Virginia drops mask mandates, but not everyone is quick to give them up
Virginians will wake up Saturday morning to one of the biggest rollbacks of the pandemic as Gov. Ralph Northam announced masks are no longer required in most circumstances for fully vaccinated people.
Rockbridge County announces upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics for kids
Now that Virginia has approved the Pfizer vaccine for anyone 12 and older, health leaders are working hard to get shots into those arms.
Gov. Ralph Northam lifting mask mandate for fully vaccinated Virginians, removing other measures in 2 weeks
On Saturday at midnight, Gov. Ralph Northam is lifting Virginia’s universal indoor mask mandate in accordance with the CDC’s new guidelines.
VDH prepares to vaccinate children 12-15 years of age
CDC leadership along with other government officials updated COVID-19 prevention measures Thursday including vaccine eligibility and mask guidance.
Here’s a breakdown of the $7.2 billion Virginia is set to receive in coronavirus recovery
The Treasury Department on Monday launched its $350 billion program to distribute aid to state and local governments, giving the U.S. economy an added boost as President Joe Biden sought to assure the country that stronger growth is coming.
Nearly 100 Roanoke students vaccinated through district-hosted COVID vaccine clinic
As Governor Ralph Northam continues to urge Virginians to get a COVID-19 vaccine, Roanoke City Public Schools kicked off its first vaccine clinic for eligible students.