Sometimes it’s hard for Leslie Miller to wrap her head around the fact that it’s only the beginning of October and school has been in session for Rockingham County Schools for just five weeks.
In January, Don Showalter, of Broadway, and his wife waited for hours as part of a line on U.S. 340 that stretched into the horizon.
Bridgewater College and James Madison University have required students to be vaccinated this year with few exceptions for religious and medical reasons.
Dr. Russ Ford, a veteran physician at Sentara RMH Medical Center, was succinct.
Staff of the Central Shenandoah Health District said recent changes to how the community can defeat COVID-19 because the virus is changing.
City staff, Mayor Deanna Reed and Dr. Laura Kornegay of the local health district all agree there is one person central to the city’s response to the pandemic — Paul Helmuth, deputy emergency coordinator of Harrisonburg Fire Department.
For the last 16 months, Stephen King has logged on to the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard to see how many new COVID-19 cases were reported in Rockingham County and Harrisonburg.
With the clock ticking toward the end of Virginia’s state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, localities are awaiting guidance from the governor’s office on the future of a mask-prohibition law already on the books.
If James Madison University students want to shed the masks when they return to campus for the fall semester, they’ll have to provide proof they are vaccinated against COVID-19, the school said in an email to students Thursday.
On Thursday, the city of Harrisonburg announced on Twitter that A Dream Come True Playground will reopen on June 14.Located at 1050 Neff Ave., the popular spot for families, known for its accessibility, has been closed through most of the pandemic and will reopen with renovations, including …
Availability of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine continues to expand. Local school divisions, hoping to see as many people and students as possible vaccinated, are preparing to hold clinics for 12- to 15-year-olds, while currently offering them to students ages 16, 17 and 18.
It is being recommended the Harrisonburg City School Board approve bonuses for all employees at its Tuesday meeting.
It was announced this week that everyone in the United States 16 and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, a potentially big step in reaching herd immunity and for the country to safely open up again.
Four-minute interactions with strangers aren’t generally something that stand out in the grand scheme of one’s day-to-day life.
The sound of English rock band The Police’s song “Every Breath You Take” wafted through the air in James Madison University’s Convocation Center Monday around noon as health officials packed up.
When it came to continuing community service work, the ladies of the Wayland Woman’s Club weren't going to let the COVID-19 pandemic get in the way.
Jeremy Holloway, director of COVID-19 response in Rockingham County, was driving to help run a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when he first heard the news. Distribution of the vaccine had been recommended to be paused by the Food and Drug Administration.
Harrisonburg City Council heard staff’s $293 million proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which does not include any funding for restarting the HHS2 project or expansion or renovation of Middle River Regional Jail, according to presentation documents.
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline in the Shenandoah Valley, so too have cases of the virus on college campuses.
There were a few things working against Massanutten Technical Center this year as a direct result of the pandemic.
At first, he doesn’t want to give his name.
Standing outside the Capital Ale House in Court Square, Paul Somers put it all on the line.
Within the first weeks of April, all three regional jails located in the Central Shenandoah Health District will have administered or received COVID-19 vaccinations for its inmates, but the process behind vaccine distribution is complex.
Central Shenandoah Health District officials announced Thursday it will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include those qualified under phase 1c.
Kimberly Varner spent 15 years on and off cutting hair at the Downtown Barber Shop in Harrisonburg before she started her own business.
When whisperings of the novel coronavirus heightened into tangible fear, Nevin Yoder made a commitment to himself that he would continue his work as a nurse practitioner, come hell or high water. And Yoder stayed true to his word, even when it meant sitting in a summery downpour outside his …
When the Virginia Department of Health announced inmates in state prisons and local jails qualified for COVID-19 vaccinations under phase 1b, it opened the door for Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Jail and Middle River Regional Jail to vaccinate inmates who were still on lockdown after outbreaks.
Lisa Shifflett got a call from her sister, Kathy Cubbage, who lives across the road in Timberville, with a startling message on the night of Dec. 5.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools opened up to about 2,000 more students on Monday, bringing its total in-person student population to 50%.
Maggie Hagy had not seen her students in over a year. The Keister Elementary School teacher, unlike many other Harrisonburg City Public School teachers, has been teaching virtually exclusively since the pandemic hit in March of last year.
A survey was sent to thousands of Rockingham County parents and school staff members ahead of the decision to reopen school to more students four days a week.