COVID-19 vaccines given to residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
Harrisonburg and Rockingham County population that is fully vaccinated

Author: Logan Roddy

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City schools require staff to be vaccinated or face testing

After a debate regarding protection against the spread of Covid, city school board members voted at Tuesday’s meeting to require public school employees to be vaccinated, unless given a religious or medical exemption. 

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Council approves climate provision; College students ask for more early voting access

The city council on Tuesday adopted its updated plan for what city leaders envision for Harrisonburg in 2039, which now includes a provision aimed at “effectively responding to and reducing climate change impacts.”

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Rockingham schools’ mask mandate is met with parents’ boos, cheers, signs and lots of comments

Speaking to a sharply divided and sometimes raucous crowd, Rockingham County Public Schools officials announced at the school board meeting Monday that students would have to wear masks inside schools this fall.

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JMU says more than 70% of fall semester students have shown proof of COVID vaccination

Even as it continues to collect vaccination records from students, James Madison University said this week that more than 70% of those enrolled for the fall semester have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

$326K to go toward property to help homeless; Meanwhile Hburg residents at poverty level increase

The Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday approved spending remaining federal CARES Act funds to buy property to help address homelessness in the community — a step some city leaders said they hope will lead to a year-round shelter. And housing insecurity was a theme at Tuesday’s meeting as council members learned more about the increasing numbers of residents teetering on the brink of or already in poverty.  

Hburg’s new disc golf course is close to being done. Here’s why it won’t open soon.

On the south end of town just across the interstate from the city’s recycling center sits a disc golf course, unused and unfinished.

Hburg officials add climate change goal as they revisit city’s long-term vision

City leaders added a commitment to address “climate change challenges” as one of it’s short- and long-term goals during their biannual retreat over the weekend. And their debate over that — as well as a discussion over the city’s diversity — revealed the challenge of crafting lofty priorities to be specific but not exclusionary.

Dedication will honor railway worker who sought to ‘go out with his boots on’

Walter P. “Tinky” Bryan’s life was nourished by his work and his dedication to the railroad. In some ways, he delayed death by delaying retirement from an industry that has always had an age limit of 65.But Bryan, the very epitome of the lunchpail-toting everyman, was, in the end, mortal.

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