Coronavirus


Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Republicans Try to Limit Governor’s Pandemic Emergency Powers

Their bills come as COVID cases spike in regions of Virginia.

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Virginia College Fall 2020: Your Guide to Reopening Amid Coronavirus

UPDATE (June 11): Gov. Ralph Northam announced that colleges will reopen in the fall with comprehensive public health plans in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The guidelines differ from the ones put in place for K-12 schools, which are focused on three phases for reopening.  The college reopening guidelines require schools to monitor...

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Updated: Here Is a List of the Counties Hit Hardest in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Health has reported 95,049 cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 798 since Tuesday and 7,056 since July 29. The health department also reported that 8,126 people have been hospitalized and 2,274 have died due to the virus. So far, 1,176,180 people have been tested across the commonwealth with...

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Northam Declares Emergency Executive Order in Hampton Roads Over COVID

Gov. Ralph Northam announced that he is issuing an emergency executive order to tighten COVID-19 restrictions in Hampton Roads due to the drastic increase in reported cases in the region.  In a press conference on Tuesday, Gov. Ralph Northam said the area’s positivity rate was extremely high compared to other regions in the commonwealth.  As...

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75% of Detained Immigrants at Virginia Detention Center Have COVID-19

Detained immigrants are begging to be released from detention centers throughout the country as coronavirus cases continue to spread inside the facilities.

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Northam: ‘No Shirt, No Shoes, No Mask, No Service.’

Governor says state is stepping up enforcement of mask requirement, businesses can lose licenses if they don’t require masks Gov. Ralph Northam announced the state will step up enforcement on a requirement to wear masks in public areas in an effort to combat an increasing number of coronavirus cases in the commonwealth.  During a special...

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Some of the Biggest PPP Loans in Virginia Went to Healthcare Companies and Doctors

These 11 companies collected between $5 million and $10 million from the federal government. Virginia businesses and nonprofit organizations received between $9.5 billion and $18.2 billion through the Payroll Protection Program, according to new data released Monday. And it shows that professional services industry, healthcare providers, hotels, and restaurant groups were some of the biggest recipients...