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VPM Daily Newscast: July 22, 2022

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Friday, July 22, 2022     

Hanover School officials say new bathroom design aims to prevent bullying 
Reported by VPM News’ Connor Scribner

Hanover County is in the process of replacing John M. Gandy Elementary School in Ashland, which will include non-gendered, single-occupant bathrooms. Hanover County school officials say the new bathroom layout will give students more privacy and help prevent bullying. While experts say the individual stalls won’t end bullying, but could help prevent it in bathrooms, where research shows transgender students often feel unsafe. 

Richmond, Henrico health officials offering monkeypox vaccine to high-risk populations 
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans  

The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts are doing additional outreach to provide monkeypox vaccinations to people who are more likely to be exposed to the illness based on certain risk factors. Most cases reported in the current monkeypox outbreak have been among people who identify as gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men. Those who want to get the vaccine and are eligible can fill out an interest form on the health districts’ website.  

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