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.
Virginia Tech professor of political science Farita Jalalzai says Kamala Harris as Vice President brings women one step closer to the presidency which has been the hardest glass ceiling for women to break.
Candidate Joe Biden didn’t visit western Virginia during the 2020 presidential campaign, but he’s been here many times before, especially in 2012, when he and President Barack Obama were running for re-election.
The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) says unemployment benefits are being paid out to Virginians who did not exhaust their weeks in 2020 through the CARES Act benefit programs, but there is still delay for other Virginians hoping to file future claims.
Carilion Clinic and the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts opened registration for a vaccine clinic available to people 65 and older. In just a couple hours, all 4,000 shots were accounted for.