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For the first time since the pandemic started, Maryland reported no covid deaths

D.C. also reported no deaths over the weekend. Public health officials say the numbers are good news, but health risks for the unvaccinated remain.
  • Jun 21, 2021

Virginia’s ‘dangerously’ full and short-staffed mental hospitals seek federal funds

Funding from the latest federal stimulus package could create more community services and free up inpatient beds.
  • Jun 20, 2021
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Virginia is reopening, just in time for summer. Here’s what you need to know.

What you need to know about what you can do safely in Virginia as coronavirus cases rise.
  • Jun 18, 2021

D.C. region tries to boost coronavirus vaccine uptake among law enforcement

Less than half of Virginia State Police troopers are vaccinated, while large police departments have slightly better rates, with 58 percent of officers inoculated in the District and 65 percent in Prince George’s County.
  • Jun 13, 2021

Washington region very close to meeting Biden’s July 4 vaccination goal

Stark vaccine disparities persist, as case rates and hospitalizations continue to fall.
  • Jun 4, 2021

Covid funds spell relief for six Virginia Indian tribes

The pandemic hit not long after Congress granted the tribes federal recognition.
  • Jun 3, 2021

As demand for vaccine wanes, officials shift from not wasting a dose to not wasting an arm

The CDC said providers shouldn’t miss an opportunity to vaccinate someone — even if that means opening a vial containing many doses. States have begun changing their approach in response.
  • May 15, 2021

Virginia officials push for school vaccine clinics for young teens as Pfizer authorization nears

With a green light expected Wednesday, the region is preparing to vaccinate 12-to-15-year-olds.
  • May 11, 2021

D.C. to remove capacity, activity restrictions for most businesses on May 21

With caseloads declining, concerts, sports venues can return to full capacity June 11.
  • May 10, 2021

With Pfizer vaccine authorization for 12-to-15-year-olds expected soon, region gets ready

Officials in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. say about 1 million young people will become eligible for a coronavirus vaccine.
  • May 6, 2021