Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Michael Richards does not intend to recommend to the School Board that the division open in-person learning to more students at this time due to the elevated number of COVID-19 cases in the area, according to a letter sent to parents this week.
Twinkling lights and tapestries, sparkling wine and a lifetime’s worth of memories. Formal is just one of several events canceled this year for university Greek life members, but for graduating seniors, the party is an unforgettable mirage of laughter, dancing and joy, lost forever by the pandemic.
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a plethora of problems created delays for health care providers trying to obtain personal protective equipment such as medical gowns, masks and gloves.
For the past two and a half weeks, Rockingham County Public Schools students have, for the most part, been learning virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Only the school division’s youngest and most academically vulnerable students have been in the classroom.
At a Rockingham County School Board meeting on Monday, Superintendent Oskar Scheikl will discuss plans for reopening school, according to the School Board agenda.
Madison Lane was told what most people are told before starting college — it’s going to be the best four years of your life.
Nearly 100 people electronically joined the eighth annual Valley Business Summit on Sept. 23 to hear from elected officials and local economic development leaders about the future of business and industry regulations in the region and commonwealth.
When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools, businesses and organizations, many questions were left unanswered.
A Skyline Middle School student has tested positive for COVID-19, Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Michael Richards said Wednesday.
By the second week of classes at James Madison University, sophomore Dylan Kellum of Burke tested positive for COVID-19.
The Harrisonburg CARES Fund began accepting grant applications from nonprofits on Thursday, according to a press release.
Virginia employers created 68,000 jobs in August as the economy attempted to rebuild itself, said Joe Mengedoth, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, citing Virginia Employment Commission data.
The CVS Pharmacy at 1151 Port Republic Road in Harrisonburg will begin offering COVID-19 tests today, according to a Thursday press release from the health chain.
The Virginia High School League officially announced the implementation of the “Championships +1” schedule for the 2020-21 school year on Thursday.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools confirmed its first case of COVID-19 since school began at the end of August, according to Superintendent Michael Richards.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools has closed one school for a week after an employee who was feeling sick visited the doctor and was told to get tested as he or she had a probable case of COVID-19, said Superintendent Michael Richards on Monday.
A decision by Rockingham County to pay each deputy and firefighter an extra $2,500 in hazard pay through the CARES Act left some Harrisonburg first responders frustrated that they’re not also seeing additional compensation.
City Council formalized the CARES Act Advisory Task Force and its members at its Tuesday meeting.
Harrisonburg reported 143 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday — the highest single day of new cases since the first city patient tested positive on March 12, according to the latest data from the Virginia Department of Health.
Despite COVID-19 cases cresting 600 at James Madison University, Bridgewater College is benefiting from its small student population and cases are still in the single digits.
Rockingham County Public Schools will provide free meals to all children younger than 18 through a program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
During a Harrisonburg School Board meeting Tuesday night, board members heard from Dr. Laura Kornegay, director of the Central Shenandoah Health District of the Virginia Department of Health.
By the time James Madison University freshman Dillan Lane, 18, returns home to Long Beach, Calif., he will have spent more time driving across than the country to the school than taking classes in-person.
UPDATE 11:20 a.m. — JMU reported 627 cumulative positive cases in students and faculty Wednesday morning. According to the new data, 26 have recovered since the first patient recovered on Aug. 25.
It was always going to be an unusual start to a new school year. When the COVID-19 pandemic closed school in March, educators looked to the next school year unsure of what to expect, except that it would be different.
Monday was the first day of school for Harrisonburg City Public Schools, albeit a very different looking first day than in years past.
The town of Dayton received about $84,000 from the CARES Act through the county and town council has outlined some of its priorities for how to spend the money.
As an early childhood education center, the Shenandoah Valley Child Development Center didn’t fit the requirements for Rockingham County’s Small Business Grant program until the Economic Development Authority decided to change the criteria to include child care facilities.
When the pandemic began clearing out supplies of certain items, Harrisonburg City Public Schools decided to not spend tons of money, only to wait for months and months, on personal protective equipment, such as plexiglass barriers and hand sanitizer stations.
With college and university students returning to campus this week, it’s imperative that everyone in the community follow face mask and social distancing guidelines. That is part of the ongoing message of “Be Vigilant for the Valley,” an initiative led by community leaders and elected offici…
An educational plan for reopening has been approved by the Department of Education for Rockingham County Public Schools, it was announced during a meeting Monday night.