Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services has instituted policies to increase access to care during pandemic.
More than 400,000 adults have now enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program since Virginia expanded eligibility in January 2019, Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) announced Friday. “We could never envision that we would reach this milestone amid a historic health emergency, but the timing is a reminder of
Governor also directing state agencies to prepare for budget cuts.
With the COVID-19 crisis growing, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that Virginia has selected three sites for overflow patient care: the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, the Greater Richmond Convention Center and the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton. The state government is completing contracts to use the facilities as temporary hospitals and is coordinating
Nation's largest newspaper publisher is negotiating with creditors, vendors and pension regulators.
McLean-based Gannett Co. Inc., the nation’s largest newspaper publisher, is negotiating with its vendors, creditors and pension regulators in order to preserve the company’s liquidity, according to a statement from the company released Wednesday. Gannett, which owns USA Today, has seen swift drops in advertising due to the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. It
Deal to acquire Fortune 500 insurance holding company extended to June 30.
The long-delayed $2.7 billion acquisition of Henrico County-based Genworth Financial Inc. by China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. Ltd. has been postponed again. The Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance reapproved the merger and the companies agreed to a 14th waiver and agreement to each party’s right to terminate the proposed agreement. The latest waiver
State is eyeing sites for temporary hospitals in Fairfax, Hampton and Richmond.
Virginia is making preparations to establish temporary overflow medical facilities, with the expectation that coronavirus cases in the commonwealth will surge between late April and late May, Gov. Ralph Northam said during a news briefing Wednesday. “For now, we are at the beginning of this virus, and that is why it is so important for
McLean-based media giant is America's largest newspaper publisher.
McLean-based Gannett Co. Inc., the nation’s largest newspaper publisher, sent an email to employees Monday announcing mass layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts, according to The Daily Beast. Like other media outlets, the company has reportedly a large drop in advertising revenues recently due to the financial crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gannett has a
Talks to buy Gannett spinoff company broke off due to recent COVID-19 economic crisis.
As the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, Tysons-based Tegna announced that two offers to acquire the Gannett spinoff company have fallen through. “TEGNA and its advisors engaged substantially with two of these parties and provided them extensive non-public due diligence information,” the company wrote in a statement over the weekend. “These two parties
Trump extends social distancing until April 30
There are now 1,020 confirmed coronavirus cases in the commonwealth and at least 25 deaths, according to the Virginia Department of Health. More than 12,000 Virginians have been tested for the virus and 136 are hospitalized with COVID-19. Northern Virginia continues to have the most confirmed cases, with 224 in Fairfax County, 86 in Arlington,
A hungover partier wakes up amid the flotsam of the previous night’s New Year’s Eve bash, dons his Nikes and heads into the streets for a jog. It’s Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2000. He’s in the zone, totally oblivious to the chaos erupting around him, ranging from armed troops marching the streets to cash-spitting ATMs
Facing global pandemic, businesses move online
It was the week everything changed. On Saturday, March 7, Virginians woke up to learn that the novel coronavirus sweeping around the world had spread to the Old Dominion, with the news that a U.S. Marine at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax tested positive for COVID-19. By the following Saturday, Gov. Ralph Northam had declared a