Stories tagged: "COVID-19"

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Millions of Americans Could Lose Medicaid Coverage Later This Year When the COVID-19 Emergency Ends. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Biden administration announced recently that the U.S. will no longer be in a COVID-19 emergency as of May 11, which means that an estimated five to 14 million Americans could lose access to health insurance via Medicaid. 

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., arrives in Washington in 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Tim Kaine Introduces Legislation to Research Long Covid

Sen. Tim Kaine revealed that he is suffering from the effects of "long covid," and has introduced legislation to help research the phenomenon.

Masks No Longer Required in Virginia’s Schools Or On Buses

While the new law left the option of masking up to parents, masks were still required on public school buses.

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Bill To Make School Masking Optional Passes Virginia House and Senate

One piece of legislation that passed through both the House and Senate in the Virginia General Assembly could permanently change a school-based COVID mitigation strategy going forward. 

Gov. Glenn Youngkin Supports Vaccines, Just Not Vaccine Mandates

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has said he's always been a "strong advocate" of the COVID-19 vaccine, but rescinded a Northam-era mandate that required state employees to be vaccinated.

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, people wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. At least for now, U.S. health authorities say after being vaccinated, people should follow the same rules as everybody else about wearing a mask, keeping a 6-foot distance and avoiding crowds even after they’ve gotten their second vaccine dose. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
VDH Refocuses COVID Tracing Efforts

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced on Jan. 25 that it will no longer investigate every case of COVID-19 across the commonwealth. 

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To Mask or Not to Mask Is the Question—But Is Youngkin’s Executive Order the Answer?

Both the CDC and the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) still recommend that children wear masks.