Dr. Danny Avula, director of the Henrico County and Richmond health departments, warned Friday, “We need to be prepared that we might have a 10x jump [in the number of COVID-19 cases] in the next week and a half” in the state, which would overwhelm hospitals. Virginia has 604 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday,
As of Friday, center reports 6 deaths.
A Henrico County longterm care facility, Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, reported two deaths of “presumed positive” COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours, in addition to four deaths earlier this week of people whose test results had already come back positive. One man died at a hospital and the other at the center, according
Experimental antiviral medication is being tested on patients at VCU Health System
A VCU Health liver specialist and gastroenterologist is leading clinical trials for a possible drug treatment for COVID-19 patients. This week, Dr. Arun Sanyal began testing remdesivir, an antiviral medication previously used experimentally to treat the Ebola virus, on several VCU Health System patients with moderate to severe cases of COVID-19. While it’s too early
17 residents have been infected with virus at Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
A fourth resident has died from COVID-19 at Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, the long-term care nursing home in western Henrico County where 17 residents and six staff members have tested positive for the novel coronavirus over the past 12 days. Two patients from the center are receiving treatment at a regional hospital and 11
State rejects "proposed heavy costs to customers without adequate benefits."
UPDATED MARCH 27, 10 A.M. The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) on Thursday put the brakes on a major portion of Dominion Energy Inc.’s proposed $7 billion, 10-year plan for electrical grid upgrades, saying it was “due to the projected heavy costs to customers without adequate benefits.” The SCC approved some parts of the plan’s
The gaming company is also donating 20,000 meals to first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
After closing its popular Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums and the Colonial Downs Racetrack in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colonial Downs Group announced Wednesday that it will pay all company employees through April and will also transition its Rosie’s Kitchens to providing 20,000 free “grab and go” meals for first responders, medical personnel and other essential
Testing will be primarily administered to hospitalized patients with severe symptoms.
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System announced Wednesday that it has developed a COVID-19 test that it will administer to inpatients through a pilot program. Tests will be administered primarily to patients who have severe symptoms and are hospitalized within the VCU Health System, dependent on supply. The goal is to garner same-day results for patients
Lynchburg mayor calls Falwell's move "reckless"; governor urges him to reconsider
UPDATED 6:40 P.M., MARCH 25 As Lynchburg city officials blasted Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., calling him “reckless” for inviting students back to campus after spring break, Gov. Ralph Northam weighed in on the brouhaha Wednesday, making a public request for the controversial conservative icon to reverse course in light of the growing COVID-19
Philip Morris USA parent company will donate to efforts in Richmond and in other areas where it has operations.
Henrico County-based Altria Group Inc. is committing $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts in the Richmond area and in other communities where it has manufacturing and agricultural assets. “This is an unprecedented time, and it’s critical that businesses step up to meet the challenges in the communities where we live and work,” said Billy Gifford,
How small brick-and-mortar stores are adapting to closures.
Virginia Business virtually sat down with Kate Stottlemyer, owner of Tweed, a small, family-owned brick-and-mortar boutique located in Henrico County’s busy Short Pump area, to get a feel for how local retailers have adapted to doing business during the coronavirus crisis. This is part of an ongoing series of conversations with Virginians about how their work