Increase by more than 800 since Thursday, VDH reports
The state now has 28,672 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, an increase of 859 since Thursday, the Virginia Department of Health reported Friday. There are also 977 confirmed and probable deaths related to the coronavirus, and 3,657 people hospitalized throughout the state. New today on the VDH dashboard is a breakdown of how many molecular
The two localities join NoVa in postponing until May 29.
The city of Richmond and Accomack County, the Eastern Shore locality that has seen COVID-19 outbreaks in its poultry plants, will not enter Phase One of Gov. Ralph Northam’s “Forward Virginia” reopening plan Friday. Like Northern Virginia, the localities will wait two weeks until May 29. The governor’s announcement comes after Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney
Decline is mostly due to pandemic-related tax deadline extensions
State revenue from tax collections fell 26.2% in April, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday. This is primarily due to tax deadline extensions for individual and corporate income taxes, which were extended until June 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “April tax receipts are consistent with our estimate of a $1 billion reduction in the fourth
Sale proceeds will go to Virginia Research Investment Fund for technology-based economic development
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) office building complex in Herndon has sold for $47.35 million, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday. The Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) sold the property Thursday to affiliates of Chicago-based Origami Capital Partners LLC and Timberline Real Estate Partners in a transaction that closed Thursday. Located at 2214 Rock
Mayor Levar Stoney says black residents being disproportionately affected by coronavirus.
Update, May 14 at 6:15 p.m.: Gov. Ralph Northam announced that the city of Richmond and Accomack County will delay Phase One of the reopening plan by two weeks, joining localities in Northern Virginia. Earlier: Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has said that the city may not join Gov. Ralph Northam’s Phase One reopening plan on Friday
More than 392,000 Virginians have filed for unemployment since pandemic began
More than 52,000 Virginians filed initial claims for unemployment last week, according to the Virginia Employment Commission, a decrease of approximately 7,000 jobless claims from the week prior. “Though the 12.6% weekly decline indicates that the volume of initial claims has retreated from its recent peak, it may not return to pre-pandemic levels for some
Answers to questions businesses have about Virginia's Phase One
Updated May 14, 6:15 p.m. With most of Virginia preparing to enter the first phase of Gov. Ralph Northam’s “Forward Virginia” plan on Friday, there’s still a fair number of questions about what exactly Phase One of “reopening the state” means for business owners, employees and consumers. Here’s what you should know: Reopening in Phase
Culpeper businessman says his 9 gyms are in financial jeopardy due to state shutdown
Seeking the right to reopen his businesses, the owner of nine Gold’s Gym franchises in Virginia has appealed to the Supreme Court of Virginia, which may rule by the end of the week. Late last month, a Culpeper County Circuit Court judge ruled in favor of Gov. Ralph Northam, whom Culpeper business owner Merrill C.
26,746 COVID-19 cases and 927 deaths reported Wednesday
Virginia now has 26,746 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, the Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday. That’s an increase of 946 cases since Tuesday. Also, 927 deaths related to the coronavirus were reported in the daily update, up from 891 Tuesday. There are 3,520 people hospitalized with confirmed cases or probable cases statewide, and 160,077
Governor says the rest of the state will enter Phase One this Friday
In a new executive order, Gov. Ralph Northam allows localities in Northern Virginia to delay reopening nonessential businesses until Friday, May 29, two weeks after the rest of the state enters Phase One of the governor’s “Forward Virginia” plan. The counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William, as well as the cities of Alexandria,