The Blue Ridge Health District will host a town hall to answer your questions this week. A Tuesday evening townhall was postponed due to power outages.
The district’s Thursday clinic at Fashion Square Mall began at 2 p.m. Hundreds of cars circled the parking lot by 2:30 p.m. Those managing traffic and signalling people in couldn’t say how long the lines might get.
Somewhere in the northern part of Virginia, officials have confirmed the state’s first two cases of COVID-19 caused by the new Omicron variant of the virus. It’s unclear exactly where the variant was detected. Officials have broadly said that someone in the state’s Northwest Health Planning Region tested positive for Omicron on Thursday. The Northwest […]
Local health officials say they are doing what they can to prepare for the arrival of a new variant of COVID-19 called Omicron. The new variant has not yet been reported in the United States, though it likely is only a matter of time. Labs across the state capable of sequencing coronavirus DNA are “sequencing […]
As of this week, UVA Health has fired 64 employees and suspended without pay 18 more for refusing to receive a COVID vaccine. An additional 39 have resigned. Of those 121 people, two are doctors and 38 are nurses. Health system officials said they have already hired either new or temporary nurses and staff to […]
The city of Charlottesville has until Nov. 26 to pay its former police chief, RaShall Brackney, $3 million in damages, or she says she will sue. The ultimatum came in a formal demand letter Brackney’s attorney sent to the city earlier this week. “Please be advised that if our client is forced to proceed with […]
Former Police Chief RaShall Brackney is demanding $3 million from the city of Charlottesville and has lodged a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that her Sept. 1 termination was unjust. Standing in front of city hall on Tuesday morning, Brackney and her attorney, Charles Tucker of The Cochran Firm, accused Charlottesville’s former […]
Charlottesville’s new interim city manager, Marc Woolley, introduced himself to the city in a virtual conference Friday afternoon. Woolley, 52, will begin officially Dec. 1. He will be immediately confronted with a couple looming deadlines. The city’s overdue updated comprehensive plan has finally passed through the Planning Commission and is before the Council to approve. […]
The first Pfizer vaccines for children between ages 5-11 will be available in the Charlottesville area on Saturday. The vaccine received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this week. Multiple local organizations will have the pediatric dose, but health officials say supplies will be […]
A crowd of about 100 gathered at Champion Brewing in downtown Charlottesville on Election Night. As the first frost of the season began to move in, conversations happened over chilled beers while television screens displayed the results of the gubernatorial election. While the governor’s race was called in favor for Republican Glenn Younkgin after midnight, […]