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PW Health District Oct. 18 update on when & where to get COVID and flu vaccines

PW Health Districts says: "If you were treated with certain medicines for your COVID-19 infection, you should wait at least 90 days after your last treatment to get vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information."

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to increase 5.9 percent in 2022

The 5.9 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2022.

Chris Martino, PWC’s County Executive, plans to retire Dec. 31

Prince William County Executive Chris Martino announced Oct. 13, 2021 that he will retire effective Dec. 31, 2021. Martino has been County Executive since 2016. He has worked for Prince William County government for 26 years.

Teen driver, 17, killed in late night accident on Purcell Road Oct. 12

On Tuesday, Oct. 12 , 2021 at 10:33PM, Prince William County Police officers responded to the 12500 block of Purcell Rd in Manassas (20112) to investigate a single vehicle crash

Grants awarded to protect and restore Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program announced Oct. 12 they've received $2.4 million+ in grants for projects to protect and restore Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The 14 grants announced today will generate $2,115,402 in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $4.5 million+.

PWC announces new Director of Elections

Prince William County Electoral Board has announced Eric Olsen is the new Director of Elections (General Registrar) for Prince William County. Olsen, a Prince William County resident, will start on Nov.8, 2021.

Virginia repeats top state ranking in 2021 National Health Security Preparedness report

Virginia along with Maryland, Massachusetts and Nebraska are the states best prepared to respond to public health emergencies, according to the annual index compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the University of Colorado School of Public Health, and the University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research.

Atif Qarni, former PWC teacher, will lead “Crunch” as Va. schools support agriculture industry

All Virginians are encouraged to make some noise for local Farm to School programs today (Tuesday, Oct. 5) by celebrating the fifth annual “Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth” from 1–1:15 p.m. The social media promotion features Virginians taking a bite out of a Virginia Grown apple and sharing their images and videos. Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education, and Heidi Hertz, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, will lead the crunch today during the annual Virginia Farm to School Conference, which is virtual again this year due to the pandemic.

US Senate passes 9/11 National Memorial Trail legislation; now goes to the President for signature

The U.S. Senate has passed H.R. 2278, bipartisan legislation to designate the “September 11th National Memorial Trail”, a trail route linking the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

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