As school employees streamed into the Berglund Center Friday, Governor Ralph Northam toured the vaccination clinic, and he took the measure of an operation organized by the local health districts and Carilion Clinic.
Joined by alleged wingman and fellow Rocky Mount Officer Thomas Robertson, the two men are the subjects of multiple federal charges related to the events of January 6, and have since been placed on administrative leave by the police department.
Virginia lawmakers are considering legislation that could speed the administration of vaccines in the Commonwealth. Thursday morning, the Senate Education and Health Committee reported SB1445 on a unanimous vote.
The Virginia Department of Corrections is encouraging inmates to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine, promising free email stamps, phone credits and care packages if they get one. Meanwhile, local and regional jails are awaiting guidance from local health officials.