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

There are 48,532 new reported cases of coronavirus in Virginia, an increase of 676 since yesterday. According to the Virginia Department of Health, there are 5,008 people who have been hospitalized and 1,453 people who have died due to the virus. Also according to the VDH, 361,519 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the...

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Phase Two Reopening Is Here Virginia. Here’s What You Can Do.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced most of Virginia will enter Phase Two of reopening from the coronavirus shutdown on Friday, but also spent much of his time addressing ongoing protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Northam said most of Virginia could proceed to Phase Two of reopening later this week due to...

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Virginia College Fall 2020: Your Guide To Reopening Amid Coronavirus

UPDATE: University of Virginia: UVA plans to reopen their campus for the 2020 fall semester as planned on August 25. Assuming that state and federal public guidelines allow, students will be allowed back on school grounds and in-person classes will be held.  However, some classes will be held online in respect to students who cannot...

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Virginia Is Reopening. Here’s What You Need to Know About Mask Rules and More.

In Virginia, like many other states, deciding when and how to begin lifting coronavirus pandemic restrictions has become deeply politicized.  Gov. Ralph Northam began lifting some restrictions earlier this month, with most of Virginia entering the first phase of reopening on May 15. Some regions, like northern Virginia and Richmond, opted to wait until their...

No, Hand Sanitizer Is Not Going to Catch Fire In Your Hot Car
No, Hand Sanitizer Is Not Going to Catch Fire In Your Hot Car

Provided you keep your car out of volcanoes, metal foundries, and the sun, you have nothing to worry about.

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Mass Evictions Are Coming If Freeze Isn’t Extended, Advocacy Group Warns

The Virginia Poverty Law Center is calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to issue an executive action to temporarily freeze evictions again in the state.  As most of Virginia begins the first phase of reopening, courts are starting to resume hearing non-essential cases. This means that hundreds of eviction cases are being picked up, raising concern...

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The U.S. Has Officially Passed 100,000 Deaths From Coronavirus. The Real Number Is Likely Much Higher.

The current death toll could actually be as high as 125,000 Americans, according to a New York Times analysis.