coronavirus 

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.

WHO: COVID end 'in sight,' deaths at lowest since March 2020

WHO: COVID end 'in sight,' deaths at lowest since March 2020

The head of the World Health Organization says the number of coronavirus deaths last week was the lowest reported number in the pandemic since March 2020.

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.

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech over COVID-19 vaccine patents

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech over COVID-19 vaccine patents

COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna is suing its main competitors Pfizer and the German drugmaker BioNTech.

Secret Service recovers $286M in stolen pandemic loans

Secret Service recovers $286M in stolen pandemic loans

The U.S. Secret Service said Friday that it has recovered $286 million in fraudulently obtained pandemic loans and is returning the money to the Small Business Administration.

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.

Panel: Trump staffers pushed unproven COVID treatment at FDA

Panel: Trump staffers pushed unproven COVID treatment at FDA

Officials in the Trump White House tried to pressure U.S. health experts into reauthorizing a discredited COVID-19 treatment, according to a congressional investigation.

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. 

Fauci, top infectious disease expert, to retire in December

Fauci, top infectious disease expert, to retire in December

Dr. Anthony Fauci announced Monday he will depart the federal government in December after more than five decades of service.

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.

CDC drops quarantine, screening recommendations for COVID-19

CDC drops quarantine, screening recommendations for COVID-19

The nation’s top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person.

Evictions spiking as assistance, protections disappear

Evictions spiking as assistance, protections disappear

Eviction filings nationwide have steadily risen in recent months and are approaching or exceeding pre-pandemic levels in many cities and states.

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.

U.S. rules out summer COVID boosters to focus on fall campaign

U.S. rules out summer COVID boosters to focus on fall campaign

U.S. regulators say they are no longer considering authorizing second COVID-19 booster shots for all adults under 50 this summer.

Biden emerges from COVID isolation, tells public: Get shots

Biden emerges from COVID isolation, tells public: Get shots

President Joe Biden has emerged from five days of isolation after contracting the coronavirus, telling Americans that "COVID isn't gone" but saying serious illness can be avoided with vaccines, booster shots and treatments.

Biden’s COVID symptoms improve; WH says he’s staying busy

Biden’s COVID symptoms improve; WH says he’s staying busy

COVID-19 symptoms left President Joe Biden with a raspy voice and cough as he met Friday via videoconference with his top economic team.

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.

Raspy-voiced Biden declares he feels 'better than I sound'

Raspy-voiced Biden declares he feels 'better than I sound'

COVID symptoms left President Joe Biden with a deep, raspy voice and persistent cough as he met Friday via videoconference with his top economic team.

California OKs 'baby bonds' to help combat child poverty

California OKs 'baby bonds' to help combat child poverty

California has approved trust funds for some children from low-income families who lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19.