Nick Gilmore

Virginia's governor announced plans to speed up vaccine distribution and the reopening of schools.

Members of Group 1B in the Richmond area – which includes emergency personnel and teachers – will soon be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

The U.S. Forest Service has given final approval for construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline along a stretch of land that runs through Giles and Montgomery Counties – in addition to Monroe County in West Virginia.

Virginia has begun vaccinating people on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, Governor Ralph Northam has provided a roadmap for the state’s next steps.

The Virginia Department of Health is continuing efforts to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to people in the 1A group – that’s frontline health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. But details on the next steps are still being ironed out.