Virginia Nursing Home One of the Deadliest in the Nation
Dogwood newsletter
By Arianna Coghill
April 14, 2020

Welcome to today’s edition of the Dogwood. We’ve got a round-up of all of today’s Virginia news coming right up.

But first…

Single mother of seven and VCU Health employee Kashmira Rogers received the surprise of her life on Tuesday: help buying her first home. Two weeks ago, Rogers was given a 90-day notice on previous rental property. Now, with the help of a realtor, Rogers was able to buy her dream home. – WRIC

Five Things You Need to Know Today

  1. Virginia Coronavirus Cases Over 6,000- Virginia has 6,171 reported cases of the coronavirus, adding 424 cases since yesterday. Tuesday’s increase is the lowest in five days, positive news that was seen as a measure of success for the University of Virginia’s social distancing guidelines. Over 42,000 people have been tested in the state, with 5 new deaths and 978 hospitalizations. — WAVY

  2. Virginia Nursing Home is the Epicenter of a COVID-19 Outbreak-   The Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center houses one of the deadliest coronavirus outbreaks in the nation. Since their first diagnosis on March 18, the Richmond nursing home’s death toll has surpassed others in the nation at 45 people. Health officials don’t know exactly how the coronavirus got into Canterbury, but suspect an infected person coming in before visitations were halted. — Dogwood

  3. A Virginia Pastor Who Defied Social Distancing Has Died From the Virus— A Richmond pastor who continued to hold church services despite the state issued stay-at-home order has died from the coronavirus. Bishop Gerald O. Glenn held his last in person service on March 22, where he claimed he’d continued to hold services unless he was “in jail or in the hospital”.  — Dogwood

  4. Richmond Scheduled to Deploy Testing Teams to Low Income Neighborhoods — Richmond is set to deploy coronavirus testing teams and resource centers to low income communities next week. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney said coronavirus pandemic has reduced the city budget by five percent in a press conference, but that he intends to keep things like affordable housing and education a priority. —  NBC12

  5. Virginia Priest Who Was Outspoken on Church Sex Abuse Scandal Removed From Post- A Virginia priest was removed from his post after maintaining a blog that was critical of the Catholic Church’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal. Rev. Mark White, who served as a priest in Martinsville, was removed on Monday. The blog he ran reached over 1 million people. Previously, he had a month-long dispute over the blog with the Diocese of Richmond. — WRIC
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