A man in his 60s has died from respiratory failure in a hospital, Western Tidewater Health District announced Saturday in a news release. This is the district’s first COVID-19 fatality and likely the 19th death statewide, pending tests on two cases Friday afternoon. The patient had several underlying medical conditions, which exacerbated the effects of
CEO of DroneUp in Virginia Beach discusses how technology is being used during crisis.
Virginia Business virtually sat down with Tom Walker, founder and CEO of DroneUp, a Virginia Beach-based company that provides end-to-end aerial data services to the commercial sector, government and pilots to get a feel for how his drone company has adapted to doing business during the coronavirus crisis. This is part of an ongoing series
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
Foundation is also offering hotel space for emergency housing and care.
In response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, Colonial Williamsburg is expanding its closures to include most of its hotels and will furlough most hospitality staff after April 11. The already-financially challenged history tourism foundation has also immediately instituted pay cuts for all employees making more than $50,000 per year, with the highest-paid managers taking the
Patient was man in his 70s, VDH reports
A man in his 70s has died from COVID-19, the first coronavirus death reported in Virginia Beach and the seventh statewide, according to a statement Monday from the Virginia Beach Health District. The man had underlying health conditions, according to a Monday afternoon news release, and the cause of death was acute respiratory failure. The
The three latest fatalities were women in their 80s from Newport News, Williamsburg and James City County.
The Virginia Department of Health announced the deaths of three more Virginia residents Sunday, bringing the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the commonwealth to six people. The three patients lived in the Peninsula District and were women in their 80s, according to a VDH news release. One woman lived in a long-term care facility, and
Testing kits ran low after two days, causing the health care system to suspend operations briefly.
UPDATE, March 19, 11:20 a.m.: Sentara Healthcare announced Thursday that it has received additional testing kits and has reopened its drive-thru screening and testing sites at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. The operation at Sentara Edinburgh in Chesapeake will not reopen, the health
A second man in James City County died from respiratory failure
A second person in the Peninsula Health District has died from COVID-19, according to a news release posted by James City County on Monday. The patient was a male in his 70s who died from respiratory failure as a result of the novel coronavirus, the Virginia Department of Health reported, the county alert said. This
The Virginia Beach festival plans to return in April 2021.
Virginia Beach’s Something in the Water 2020 festival has been canceled due to the growing coronavirus crisis. It will return on April 23-25, 2021, according to organizers. The brainchild of Grammy-winning musician and Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams, the festival premiered in spring 2019, selling 35,000 tickets and drawing crowds of 12,000 to 15,000 people
Patients will have access to VCU services.
Richmond-based VCU Health System is purchasing the 67-bed Riverside Tappahannock Hospital and its related medical services from Riverside Health System, the health systems announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the transaction were not released. VCU Health System will acquire RTH and its related services, including diagnostics, physical therapy, Tappahannock Urgent Care and Riverside Medical Group providers’