Posted inHealth and safety

UVA to require vaccinations for students returning to Grounds in the fall

Thursday afternoon, the University of Virginia announced vaccination guidelines for students, UVA and UVA Health faculty and staff, as well as additional public health measures to continue to mitigate spread of COVID-19. The new guidelines state that all students returning to UVA Grounds for the 2021-2022 academic year must be vaccinated against COVID-19, starting July […]

Posted inGovernment and public institutions, Race and equity

Creating guidelines key for new scholarship program for descendants of enslaved university laborers

Joyce Crenshaw Henderson pushed a stroller along the smooth brick walkway, its sunshade pulled down to shield her 3-month-old grandson from the intensifying sun rising in a cloud-dappled blue sky. Her path was clear past the newly dedicated Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia to her left and, to her right, roomy rows […]

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Northam has relaxed COVID restrictions on bar seating. Some local restaurateurs are optimistic — and cautious.

This week, Gov. Ralph Northam loosened restrictions on bar seating, now allowing restaurant-bars to seat patrons at the bar for service, “provided a minimum of six feet is provided between parties.” The amendment to Executive Order 72, made somewhat quietly and effective immediately, was perhaps overshadowed by Northam’s signing of a bill that legalizes simple […]

Posted inHealth and safety, Our neighborhoods

Area nonprofits resort to buying a hotel to address local housing and homelessness crisis

This story has been updated to clarify information on AMI and housing affordability, the distinction between TJACH and The Haven, the size of the VSH apartments, and the proximity of the Premier Circle project to a public transit stop.More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no need to restate the havoc it has […]