Jimmy LaRoue, Author at The Tidewater News


Governor declares new, limited state of emergency

Outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a 30-day state of emergency to ease the burden on the state’s hospitals amid an unprecedented surge in hospitalizations ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:06 pm


Fifth Circuit drug court relaunches

The vast majority of cases coming through the Fifth Judicial Circuit court involve drugs, according to an estimate from one of its judges, even if ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:41 pm


VDH develops vaccination verification tool

The Virginia Department of Health has added QR codes to the state’s COVID-19 vaccination records, allowing people to show proof of being vaccinated with a ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Friday, October 1, 2021 5:22 pm


Region’s hospitals stretched thin in Delta wave

On any given day at any of Sentara Healthcare’s seven Hampton Roads hospitals, including at Obici in Suffolk, their capacity to handle more patients has ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, September 20, 2021 8:47 pm


Health department adds testing events statewide, just 2 in Western Tidewater

With 7-day positivity rates for COVID-19 around the state hovering around 10% and with 90% of cases in Virginia caused by the Delta variant of ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:25 pm


Region’s health care organizations to require vaccines for employees

Sentara Healthcare and Riverside Health System are among the Hampton Roads health care organizations that will require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:29 pm


Sentara counters vaccine misinformation

Sentara Healthcare has launched a new website to counter misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines as COVID-19 positivity rates rise due largely to the Delta variant.  According ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, August 16, 2021 1:06 am


Governor mandates vaccines for state employees, masking in schools

All state employees must be vaccinated by Sept. 1 or face weekly COVID-19 testing. Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, August 5, 2021 7:11 pm


Sentara Obici starts weight loss program

Sentara Obici Hospital will be adding a weight-loss program to provide medical and surgical options that will be fully operational in late August. Dr. Gregory ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 2:49 pm


Vaccination info teams go door-to-door

Having seen fewer people be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 than the state average, the Western Tidewater Health District will be sending vaccination information teams door-to-door ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, July 12, 2021 8:57 pm

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