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Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy
Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy

The change was announced in an online update to Twitter's rules and comes after the platform was purchased by Elon Musk, who in the past has himself spread misleading COVID claims on Twitter.

Massive learning setbacks show COVID's sweeping toll on kids

Massive learning setbacks show COVID's sweeping toll on kids

The COVID-19 pandemic that shuttered classrooms set back learning in some U.S. school systems by more than a year, with children in high-poverty areas affected the most.

CDC director speaks on booster shots at Medical Center Hour

CDC director speaks on booster shots at Medical Center Hour

Dr. Rochelle Walensky says health officials are seeing more people get a booster shot, but the COVID-19 virus is still hitting the U.S. hard.

Jan. 6 trial delayed after Oath Keepers' leader gets COVID

Jan. 6 trial delayed after Oath Keepers' leader gets COVID

The trial of a far-right extremist group leader and four associates charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol has been delayed after the Oath Keepers leader tested positive for the coronavirus.

U.S. clears updated COVID boosters for kids as young as 5

U.S. clears updated COVID boosters for kids as young as 5

Kids as young as 5 can soon get updated COVID-19 booster shots.

ACT test scores drop to lowest in 30 years in pandemic slide

ACT test scores drop to lowest in 30 years in pandemic slide

ACT test scores made public in a report Wednesday reveal a decline in preparedness for college-level coursework.

Possibility of 'twindemic' this flu season

Possibility of 'twindemic' this flu season

Local health officials are calling for a possible 'twindemic,' which is an abnormally high flu season mixed with COVID outbreaks. 

Amid end to COVID help, homelessness surging in many cities

Amid end to COVID help, homelessness surging in many cities

Homelessness is expected to be up when the federal government releases results from an annual count in coming months, the first full tally since the coronavirus pandemic began.

UVA Health officials disagree with Biden's statement of 'the pandemic is over'

UVA Health officials disagree with Biden's statement of 'the pandemic is over'

Although UVA Health officials say they aren't seeing the numbers they saw at the peak of the pandemic, they say the numbers are still substantial.

UVA Health hosts COVID briefing and gives update on monkeypox virus

UVA Health hosts COVID briefing and gives update on monkeypox virus

The University of Virginia Health System held a briefing regarding COVID-19 and monkeypox in this area.

Local BioTech company creates test to predict severity of COVID cases

Local BioTech company creates test to predict severity of COVID cases

A Charlottesville-based company is leading the way in fight against COVID.

Bivalent booster vaccine available at UVA Health

Bivalent booster vaccine available at UVA Health

The University of Virginia Health System is moving forward with the roll-out of its new bivalent COVID booster shot.

UVA Health holds COVID briefing

UVA Health holds COVID briefing

Experts at the University of Virginia Health System gave an update Friday morning on their continuing efforts to fight the virus.

Board unanimously votes to restore COVID leave

Board unanimously votes to restore COVID leave

Earlier this week, the Albemarle Education Association sent a letter to the Albemarle County School Board concerning the policy ending.

Albemarle Education Association wants COVID leave for ACPS staff

Albemarle Education Association wants COVID leave for ACPS staff

Albemarle County Public Schools removed COVID-19 leave time this year, but now a local teacher's union is pushing back. 

SNP now requiring masks in visitor centers, lodges and other common areas

SNP now requiring masks in visitor centers, lodges and other common areas

This policy went into effect Monday in response to high transmission rates in the area of the Shenandoah National Park.

Officials worry about COVID cases increasing as students return to school

Officials worry about COVID cases increasing as students return to school

COVID cases remain steady in the area, but health experts expect numbers to increase with students heading back to school.

UVA updates COVID guidelines for the upcoming school year

UVA updates COVID guidelines for the upcoming school year

Masks are optional, but students are required to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines in order to stop the spread.

COVID cases holding steady, experts watching as students return to classes

COVID cases holding steady, experts watching as students return to classes

At this time, there are 34 patients being treated for the virus at the hospital, 23 of whom are in acute care, six are in intensive care and five are pediatric cases.

UVA finds existing medication may help severe COVID patients

UVA finds existing medication may help severe COVID patients

A medication currently used to treat inflammation associated with asthma and eczema may help some severe COVID-19 patients.

Experts on children navigating school with masks being optional to wear

Experts on children navigating school with masks being optional to wear

This year might look different with masking being optional, but there are ways parents can prepare their children to navigate a world that looks so different.

UVA Health hosts weekly COVID briefing

UVA Health hosts weekly COVID briefing

UVA Health System hosted its weekly COVID briefing Friday morning to give an update on the number of and the status of the disease in the area.

UVA Health update on COVID-19 situation in the area

UVA Health update on COVID-19 situation in the area

There are 33 patients currently being treated for COVID-19, of whom 26 have acute symptoms, six are in intensive care and there is one pediatric.

COVID surge worries health officials with the upcoming school year

COVID surge worries health officials with the upcoming school year

There has been a resurgence of COVID-19 in the area, and health experts are concerned.

Researchers looking into nasal spray to boost immune response to COVID-19 vaccines

Researchers looking into nasal spray to boost immune response to COVID-19 vaccines

While the COVID-19 vaccines will help keep most people from experiencing serious cases of the illness, researchers say they won’t be enough to stop the spread of the virus and its variants.

UVA Health on COVID vaccines for kids, protection against subvariants

UVA Health on COVID vaccines for kids, protection against subvariants

The UVA Health System has been hosting community events to get more people in the area vaccinated.