VDH reports 39,342 cases Tuesday
Virginia saw an increase of 1,615 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday; there are 39,342 confirmed and probable cases across the state, up from 37,727 cases reported Monday. VDH also reported 1,236 deaths related to the coronavirus, up from 1,208 Monday. The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
Statewide percentage is decreasing, but some localities see rise in recent days
As of Monday, May 25, Virginia has 37,727 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health reported, an increase of 2,777 cases since Friday. There are 1,208 deaths and 1,376 people currently hospitalized with either confirmed or pending test results. The statewide percentage of positive tests, compared with total PCR tests given,
Lessons learned from working remotely during pandemic
We’ve all gotten used to dog, kid and even outdoor bird interruptions of Zoom conferences, and some of us are not quite ready to start wearing pants with zippers and belt loops every day. Still others miss having doughnuts in the breakroom with work mates. Telework is the way many Virginians with office jobs work
Governor will make announcement Tuesday afternoon.
Gov. Ralph Northam said he is considering a statewide mask mandate in public spaces and businesses, and will make an announcement Tuesday. “We are working through the policy. Obviously it’s an equity issue,” Northam said at his Friday news conference, adding that all Virginia residents would need access to face coverings and that he is
1,459 people hospitalized with confirmed cases and pending test results; 1,136 deaths reported
Virginia has 34,950 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, an increase of 813 cases in the past 24 hours, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s Friday update. The number of deaths is now at 1,136, up 37 from Thursday. According to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s Friday update, 1,459 people with confirmed cases
$2 billion in new spending paused; COVID-19 relief fund created
Gov. Ralph Northam signed the amended 2021-22 state budget Thursday, which paused $2 billion in new spending initiatives to instead respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s economic crisis. Although spending on early childhood education, environmental protection and workforce training was curtailed, the $135 billion biennial budget includes a coronavirus relief fund to assist
No additional furloughs, foundation announces.
Colonial Williamsburg is remaining mostly closed the rest of May, but portions of the historic area and art museums will reopen in early June as Virginia moves into Phase Two of Gov. Ralph Northam’s “Forward Virginia” plan. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, in a news release Thursday, announced that Chowning’s Tavern will open its outdoor seating
Silver Eagle Distributors CEO John L. Nau III's foundation made donation
John L. Nau III, president and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors LP, the largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributor in the country, has donated $27.5 million to the University of Virginia’s new Democracy Initiative at the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the university announced Wednesday. The Nau Foundation’s gift will be combined with more
Statewide positivity rate continues to decline, although it remains higher in "Phase Zero" localities.
The state has 32,908 cases of COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday, an increase of 753 confirmed and probable cases since Tuesday. The number of deaths is now 1,074, up 33 in the past 24 hours, and 3,979 people are hospitalized with the virus statewide, VDH said. In Wednesday’s data, 210,965 PCR (also
Owner of 9 franchises in state sought to reopen gyms.
The Supreme Court of Virginia won’t hear an appeal in a lawsuit filed against the governor by the owner of nine Gold’s Gym franchises in Virginia. Merrill C. “Sandy” Hall filed suit last month in Culpeper County Circuit Court, seeking to reopen his gyms, which were closed by executive order in March to contain the