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.
In Other News:
Fillmore Place being investigated over residents’ missing stimulus checks – VPM News
'Five & Dime' and civil rights: Hopewell, Petersburg outline plans for tourism initiatives – The Progress-Index
No money, no planning pulls plug on Unity Days for Aug. 12 – The Daily Progress
In Case You Missed It:
Local health officials urge residents to take precautions in the heat - VPM News
Richmond ranks 8th on list of largest rent increases this year – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Testing and treatment still limited as monkeypox spreads in Virginia - Virginia Mercury