WINCHESTER — As local medical personnel plan for a wave of coronavirus patients expected in May, they are running low on personal protective equipment and have a limited number of ventilators.
Last week the Virginia Department of Corrections announced that the first reported cases of COVID-19 inside a correctional facility were confirmed. While the virus has not seeped into the local Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren County Regional Jail, Russ Gilkison, the superintendent, said the j…
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The nation’s banks were still receiving guidance late Thursday evening on the $349 billion federal loan program aimed at helping small businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Ralph Northam provided new guidelines for Virginians to follow on Monday, announcing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that everyone wear cloth masks when going out in public.
FRONT ROYAL — At a medical office where close relationships are a tradition, Front Royal Family Practice is facing new and challenging changes every day.
Valley Health has announced an interactive challenge asking the community to make 10,000 masks in two weeks.
With social-distancing restrictions in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic, most people are spending more time at home than they’re used to. If you’re looking for a way to manage stress or start a new goal, practicing mindfulness can be a way of facilitating healthy change.
During the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic when much of what happens is out of our control, health and wellness experts recommend focusing on what we can control.
As of Sunday morning, the Virginia Department of Health reported 58 coronavirus cases in the Lord Fairfax Health District.
Shenandoah Oncology, a private practice in Winchester on the campus of Winchester Medical Center, will be closed for nearly two weeks.
The 2020 Valley Baseball League season has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
More funding options for Virginia are ready to flow, Gov. Ralph Northam said on Friday.
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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and 29 of the 31 Appalachian Trail maintaining clubs have requested the federal government close the trail until April 30 to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
WOODSTOCK — F&M Bank has donated $25,000 toward the Shenandoah County Local Disaster Impact Loan Program.
Broadcasting from his home earlier this week, Sen. Mark Warner continued his efforts to keep in touch with constituents on the unfolding measures to combat COVID-19 while maintaining the appropriate social distancing mandated by state and federal guidelines.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is continuing its operations during Virginia’s stay-at-home order, the organization announced in a news release.
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb around Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday afternoon that the Army Corps of Engineers approved three sites to set up emergency hospitals to provide surge protection.
As the LSC Communications manufacturing facility in Strasburg has shut its doors, local officials continue to ponder what exactly is next.
New Market Town Council members met remotely Tuesday afternoon to discuss whether they would extend the deadlines and waive late fees for personal property tax and real estate tax bills due on June 5.
The exponential growth of positive COVID-19 cases is still expected in Virginia but the mushrooming numbers the Virginia Department of Health continues to report have some underlying positive trends.
To help keep patients and health professionals keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, area health care providers are offering telehealth options through video technology.
Following another memo from the Supreme Court of Virginia, Judge Kevin C. Black announced that most court proceedings in Shenandoah County will be continued until April 26 in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Town governments might need to wait until May to see how the coronavirus epidemic hurts their bottom lines.
A triage tent outside Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock is providing a way for Emergency Room staff to screen high-risk patients away from others.
Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order Monday afternoon, putting more teeth on his previous executive orders in response to the swelling COVID-19 pandemic. The order went into effect immediately and extends through June 10.
State leaders were quiet over the weekend, publishing few comments on the unfolding COVID-19 numbers that continue to climb around Virginia.
WINCHESTER — Some 394,000 Virginians — including nearly 3,000 in Frederick County, about 1,500 in Winchester and roughly 400 in Clarke County — have gained medical coverage since the state expanded Medicaid in January 2019.
On Thursday, the Yebernetsky family of Frederick County was planning to visit North Dakota from their kitchen for an evening of steak and potatoes.
When you find out you have cancer, life is never the same, said cancer patient Grace Croson.
At a time when hospitals are postponing nonessential surgeries, cancer patients can expect to get the treatments they need to stay safe and healthy.
Local businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Northern Virginia Daily, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local ma…
WINCHESTER — As the number of regional coronavirus cases increased on Friday, Valley Health announced three new programs to help infected people or those showing virus symptoms.
Gov. Ralph Northam said Friday that the Army Corps of Engineers is continuing to scope out potential spaces to set up emergency care centers to help alleviate the burden on hospitals if the COVID-19 crisis explodes in Virginia.
Older people and those with chronic medical conditions are likely to be most at risk from the new coronavirus, said three experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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As crews around the country work to keep first-responders and medical workers stocked on their necessary supplies, Filibuster Distillery is pitching in to do its part.
The Shenandoah County Library is looking for people who are keeping a record of their lives during the pandemic.
Volunteers around the area are stepping up to make masks for clinical staff to use in their visits with hospice patients.
Places of worship around the area have canceled services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and religious leaders are being creative in how they connect with the community.
When concerns about the COVID-19 crisis bubbled up, officials at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren County Regional Jail said the jail was well-prepared to handle the outbreak. On Monday, RSW submitted a list of 64 inmates to the commonwealth’s attorney to consider for early release.
FRONT ROYAL – Town and county leaders gathered together Thursday evening to update citizens on the ongoing efforts at the local level to fight the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic that landed in Warren County late last week.
One day last week, a piece of banana bread when down the wrong pipe for Becky Moser and she spent 10 minutes trying to get a cough under control. She said she “immediately” thought she had the coronavirus and her anxiety level kicked through the roof so much that she made herself go to sleep.
Billions of dollars in aid will be flowing out of Washington soon into state coffers and personal pocketbooks to salvage some of the economic downturn thrust upon Americans in recent weeks by COVID-19.
Gov. Ralph Northam gave local police and officers of county sheriff’s offices a new set of rules to enforce as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. In addition to checking on businesses that are considered “non-essential,” police are also now monitoring whether general gatherings of 10 or more are happening.
Update: A correction has been made to this article. Dr. Greene has amended the number of cases in the region. There are five, not six.
WINCHESTER — As precautions against the coronavirus pandemic continue, area residents stuck at home might be looking to make the food in their pantry stretch longer than they’re used to.
Despite optimism from President Donald Trump that the U.S. will be humming along at full force by Easter, Gov. Ralph Northam said on Tuesday that scientists predict two to three more months of social distancing will be needed as the COVID-19 crisis continues to shut people inside.
Valley Health has postponed all elective and non-essential procedures and surgeries at its hospitals and outpatient surgery centers, the health system announced in a news release late Friday afternoon.