Stories tagged: "COVID-19"


A surprise display of fireworks sponsored by Macy's explode over the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan as seen from a pier in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The fireworks were not announced until an hour or so before to avoid attracting large crowds. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Stay Outdoors but Avoid Large Crowds: How to Celebrate Fourth of July While Protecting Yourself From COVID-19

Medical experts have advised Americans to spend time outdoors, practice social distancing, wash and sanitize their hands, avoid large crowds, and limit contact with people outside of their household.

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Police Respond to ‘Eviction Is Violence’ Rally With Pepper Spray in Richmond

Demonstrators took to the streets to rally against the prospect of people being evicted as the coronavirus rages on.

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Northam’s Rent Relief Program Could Help—and Fail—Virginians

Advocacy groups warn that because it's up to judges to determine whether to delay eviction cases, the program may not solve Virginia’s eviction issue.

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Trump Says He Ordered COVID Testing to Be Slowed Down

Nearly 120,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 and case counts are surging in several states, including Texas and Florida, both of which recorded more than 4,000 new cases on Saturday, setting new single-day records.

The number of figures (1000) illustrates just 1% of the official count of people who've died from COVID-19. Graphic via Desirée Tapia for COURIER
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.

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Virginia Hospitals Receive Experimental COVID-19 Drug

Welcome to today’s edition of the Dogwood. We’ve got a roundup of Virginia news coming right up. But First… With the coronavirus pandemic still occurring across the commonwealth, absentee voting is being encouraged now more than ever. We’ve debunked three common misconceptions about voting by mail that’ll be sure to help you this upcoming election...

Members of National Guard & volunteers prepare bags of food to residents near a one-mile radius containment area set up to halt spread of COVID-19 in New York. Image via Shutterstock
Trump Ends National Guard Deployment Day Before Servicemembers Would Be Eligible for Benefits

Retired Brig. Gen. J. Roy Robinson called it “curious” that the extension runs only 24 days and ends in the middle of the week.