RICHMOND NEWS

May 1, 2022 | COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Commonwealth decreased 5% last week, according to data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Learn More

April 25, 2022 | Monday marks the start of a week aimed at encouraging Virginians to prioritize child vaccinations. Learn More

April 25, 2022 | Universal masking continues to be no longer recommended for any localities in the Commonwealth, according to the Centers for Learn More

April 7, 2022 | Free community testing for COVID-19 continues. Learn More

March 31, 2022 | The Richmond-Henrico Health District has announced that it is now offering the second booster of the COVID-19 vaccine to Learn More

March 23, 2022 | Richmond health leaders estimate, once approved, parents could see a COVID-19 shot available for those under the age of Learn More

March 23, 2022 | The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts are now offering residents free at-home COVID-19 vaccines through a program called Doses Learn More

March 20, 2022 | There is more good news for many Virginians as universal masking is recommended for just four out of 129 Learn More

February 27, 2022 | America is failing Black mothers. The numbers on maternal mortality and morbidity in this country are concerning: With a Learn More

February 24, 2022 | Free community testing for COVID-19 continues. Learn More

February 14, 2022 | Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin is taking steps to encourage more Virginians to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn More

February 14, 2022 | Governor Glenn Youngkin released a statement Monday saying he has done a public service announcement with the Virginia Department Learn More

January 30, 2022 | A nurse with Bon Secours speaks to former Washington Football Team wide receiver Gary Clark during a Dec. 11, Learn More

January 21, 2022 | The Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield Health Districts announced mass COVID-19 vaccination and testing events will be starting late on Learn More

January 20, 2022 | Free community testing for COVID-19 continues. Learn More

January 18, 2022 | The Richmond-Henrico Health Districts is offering to give COVID-19 vaccinations at home for those who can’t get to clinics. Learn More

January 16, 2022 | The Virginia Department of Health is closing some of its community vaccination (CVC) and testing centers (CTC) while delaying Learn More

January 11, 2022 | As the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to drive up cases and the pandemic wears on, vaccines continue to Learn More

January 10, 2022 | People who live in Richmond and Henrico can now sign up to get a free COVID-19 PCR test at Learn More

January 2, 2022 | As winter break comes to a close, students and staff across Central Virginia are preparing to head back to Learn More

December 30, 2021 | People with mild to moderate COVID symptoms as well as those with other non-serious illnesses are being urged to Learn More

December 23, 2021 |Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children? Yes, U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer’s vaccine for younger children after millions of 12- Learn More

December 22, 2021 | People are boarding planes, families are starting to gather and presents are ready to be opened but some Richmond Learn More

December 17, 2021 | Virginia's health commissioner said vaccinations remain they key defense as the U.S. prepares to potentially face a double coronavirus Learn More

December 14, 2021 | One year ago today, the first coronavirus vaccine was administered to a nurse in Queens, New York. Nurse Sandra Learn More

December 13, 2021 | Two days after the first case of the omicron variant was identified in the Commonwealth, a Virginia health expert Learn More

December 12, 2021 | NFL alumni take part in Richmond vaccine clinic. Learn More

December 11, 2021 | NFL alumni partnered with the CDC for a vaccine clinic to promote vaccine confidence at Bon Secours Training Center Learn More

December 11, 2021 | NFL alumni partnered with the CDC for a vaccine clinic to promote vaccine confidence at Bon Secours Training Center Learn More

December 9, 2021 | In an effort to build more confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine, NFL Alumni Health is partnering with the Richmond Learn More

RICHMOND, VA (December 6, 2021) – A campaign from NFL Alumni Health, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Learn More

December 5, 2021 | Several children and adults walked in to get their vaccine at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School and other Learn More

December 2, 2021 | The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts are partnering with the University of Richmond Athletics to offer free basketball tickets Learn More

"November 22, 2021 | COVID-19 booster shot appointments and walk-ins are now available in Richmond and Henrico. All adults 18 and older are Learn More

November 19, 2021 |The Chickahominy Health District will be hosting a free community COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinic in Ashland on Monday, Nov. Learn More

December 16, 2021 | The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations: Learn More

November 19, 2021 | The Richmond City Health District is holding a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday for anyone age 5 and Learn More

November 18, 2021 | Free community testing for COVID-19 continues. Learn More

November 18, 2021 | Richmond - Henrico Health District officials say our second pandemic Thanksgiving will be different because of the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn More

November 18, 2021 | Two of President Joe Biden’s top health officials joined Governor Ralph Northam on Thursday to see how COVID-19 vaccinations Learn More

November 17, 2021| A walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic for all Richmond and Henrico residents ages 5 and up is happening on Wednesday. The Learn More

November 17, 2021 | There was a bigger turnout than expected at Cardinal Elementary School in Richmond for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Hope Learn More

November 11, 2021 | Richmond Raceway was a flurry of activity last Saturday morning as more than 100 children ages 5 to 11 Learn More

November 10, 2021 | Children ages 5 to 11 years old are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. A Richmond first grader made Learn More

"November 4, 2021 | The coronavirus vaccine rollout is now underway across Central Virginia for children ages five to 11 following the CDC's Learn More

November 4, 2021 | Thousands of area youngsters are now eligible to be inoculated against COVID-19 after the federal Centers for Disease Control Learn More

October 27, 2021 | More than 74% of Virginians, 18 and older, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, putting the commonwealth in the top Learn More

October 25, 202 1 | Virginia’s Vaccination Coordinator Dr. Danny Avula is helping make sense of the latest COVID-19 booster news and questions Learn More

October 21, 2021 | Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal Learn More

October 20, 2021 | Jennifer Anderson eagerly waits for news from the government. Her 9-year-old daughter Zoey, a 4th grader in Henrico Schools, Learn More

October 18, 2021 | An unvaccinated Virginia couple in their 40s recently died of COVID-19, leaving behind four children — and the father Learn More

October 14, 2021 | Two more COVID-19 boosters could be available for 600,000 Virginians in the next two weeks. “Still some steps to Learn More

October 14, 2021 | A Facebook group called “RVA Vaccination Hunters” is utilizing social media to drive up vaccination numbers across Central Virginia. Learn More

October 12, 2021 | One Virginia mother is taking the steps to encourage the Commonwealth to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all employees and Learn More

October 12, 2021 |The mass vaccination center at Richmond Raceway is reopening Tuesday as more people are eligible for booster shots and children Learn More

October 7, 2021 | Mass COVID-19 vaccinations sites are back in Virginia, with the Richmond Raceway location set to reopen on Tuesday, Oct. Learn More

October 5, 2021 | Health workers in the greater-Richmond area say they’ve nearly eliminated COVID-19 disparities within the Latino community. It’s partly due Learn More

October 4, 2021 | As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, vaccination status is becoming more prevalent in peoples' everyday lives. Some businesses require Learn More

October 8, 2021 | 'I would never think in a million years that a medical doctrine, or whatever you’d like to call it, Learn More

October 1, 2021 | A group of Virginia doctors penned a letter to their community, urging them to get vaccinated, as ICU beds Learn More

September 30, 2021 | Sophie Chafin Vance says she couldn’t even talk about it with anyone other than family until just a few Learn More

September 29, 2021 | Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney expressed his excitement for two popular upcoming festivals in the city on Wednesday, while also Learn More

September 29, 2021| Vaccination rates are up in Richmond County. Learn More

September 29, 2021 | Hospitalization rates for children 11 years old or younger are at the highest rate since the pandemic began, according Learn More

September 16, 2021 | The Virginia Department of Health announced Thursday that Virginians can now access their COVID-19 vaccination records with QR codes. Learn More

September 25, 2021 | The Virginia Department of Health announced Thursday that Virginians can now access their COVID-19 vaccination records with QR codes. Learn More

September 14, 2021 | A second Richmond Public Schools employee has died from COVID-19, Superintendent Jason Kamras said in an RPS Direct update. Learn More

September 8, 2021 | On Wednesday, Richmond Public Schools will welcome back around 20,000 students for in-person learning. Another 2,000 will be learning Learn More

September 4, 2021 | Virginia Commonwealth University students who are unvaccinated and miss more than one mandatory COVID-19 test will be automatically withdrawn Learn More

September 2, 2021 | Virginia’s COVID-19 case numbers are on the rise again, with each new week practically shattering single-day records for infections, Learn More

August 31, 2021 | An update now on local clinical trials for the Pfizer vaccine on children 5 and older. Learn More

August 30, 2021 | As of Monday, August 30, Virginia has had 762,948 total cases of COVID-19, including confirmed lab tests and clinical Learn More

August 24, 2021 | The University of Richmond had previously stated that students, faculty and staff would be required to be vaccinated as Learn More

August 23, 2021 | On the same day that federal drug officials announced their full approval of the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19, Richmond Learn More

August 20, 2021 | In the City of Richmond, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising over the last two weeks, but the vaccination Learn More

August 17, 2021 | Bryan County continues to be a hot spot for COVID-19. Learn More

August 16, 2021 | Most Richmond Public Schools employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide the district with proof by October 1 Learn More

August 16, 2021 | On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the Emergency Use Authorizations for both vaccines to allow for Learn More

August 13, 2021 | The Virginia Department of Health announced that Virginia will make third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine available to those Learn More

August 12, 2021 | The COVID vaccination clinic is open to anyone ages 12 and older. Ages 12 to 17 will need a Learn More

August 5, 2021 | Richmond city employees are now required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, in a move announced Wednesday amid nationwide efforts Learn More

August 4, 2021 | Several Richmond restaurants will now require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test if customers do not wear Learn More

July 30, 2021 | Virginia could be on the path to exceeding its worst months of the pandemic in September if cases and Learn More

July 30, 2021 | Weeks after resuming indoor dining for the first time since March 2020, the delta variant compelled Richmond restaurant Longoven Learn More

July 29, 202 | Richmond County has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in North Carolina, according to data from the Centers Learn More

July 29, 2021 | Silk Hair Studio bustled with talk and activity Tuesday afternoon, though not just about hair care and other conversations Learn More

July 27, 2021 | The pandemic is getting worse. The risk of the delta variant mutating into future strains that could evade vaccines Learn More