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Hospital leader warns of new COVID wave as part of ‘perfect trifecta’ of viral diseases

A Virginia hospital leader warned that the area could be nearing another surge in COVID-19 cases, at a time when the flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), have also been affecting residents at high rates.

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A beacon of light for the grieving: How Camp Lighthouse seeks to help area families dealing with death

A cluster of children and adults — some in yellow bandanas and raincoats — trudged down the slope against a gray, misting sky, as they headed toward the site of one last ceremony of the weekend. They had just participated in the first Harrisonburg session of Camp Lighthouse, a two-day day camp for children and teenagers who are grieving the recent loss of a loved one. About two dozen people 18 and younger, as well as at least one parent or guardian from each family, attended the Harrisonburg session last weekend at Brethren Woods Camp and Retreat Center in Keezletown, roughly a 20-minute drive from Harrisonburg.  

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Midway through another tough tick season, here’s what to know

During her junior year in high school in Northern Virginia, Abby McKay woke up one morning scared and uncertain whether what she was seeing was real. 

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New Sentara urgent care center to open on Stone Spring Road

Sentara will open an urgent care center in Harrisonburg next month, adding another option for the community’s non-emergency medical care, which is spread thin especially on weekends. 

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Round two: Reed and Romero answer COVID-19 questions

Harrisonburg Mayor Deanna Reed and Vice-mayor Sal Romero responded, in English and Spanish, to questions submitted by the community about COVID-19 in the city. Some questions have been edited for space and clarity. To submit a question, email [email protected]. English Q: What are your thoughts on the city laying off part-time workers? Do you know …

Monday updates: Public library to close starting Tuesday; Parks and rec makes closures; District Court announces postponements; Sentara limits hospital visitation; EMU sends students home after person reports flu-like symptoms

Sentara Healthcare announced Monday that regular visitation at its hospitals, including RMH Medical Center, will end until “the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat.”

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