Congratulations “Merv” (Mary W.) Baldecchi, MS, BSN, RN, CCRC, on her graduation from VCU’s adult-gerontology primary care NP program.
If you’re graduating from an NP or DNP program this spring, send us your name, credentials and program you’re graduating from so we can recognize you in future VCNP communications. Don’t forget to send a photo if you have one. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia lifts mask mandates, capacity and social distancing requirements
Governor Northam has lifted Virginia’s mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals except in healthcare settings, schools, public transportation and congregate settings. Businesses retain the right to require mask usage for staff and customers. People who are unvaccinated or not fully-vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear masks in all settings.
Governor Northam lifted capacity and social distancing restrictions last Friday, May 28. Virginia’s state of emergency will remain in place at least through June 30 to provide flexibility for local government and support ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
Virginia vaccine updates
As of June 2, more than 3.8 million Virginians had been fully vaccinated, and more than 4.6 million Virginians had received one dose. Every person 12 years and older in the United States is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, although only the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has received emergency authorization for anyone under age 18.
Please encourage your patients, family and friends to use Virginia’s centralized system to preregister for free COVID-19 vaccines – online at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by phone at 877-VAX-INVA (829-4682).