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• “Working from home in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak is not an option for first responders.” — The Free Lance-Star
• Silverback Distillery, owned by Christine Riggleman, wife of U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Nelson, is the latest distillery to switch to hand sanitizer production. They are giving it to first responders and medical staff. — The Daily Progress
• Virginia gun sales are spiking, which reflects the virus worries but also the new gun laws that passed the General Assembly. — Richmond Times-Dispatch
• New drive-thru virus testing centers have opened. — The Virginian-Pilot.
• Mary Washington Hospital is setting up a “field hospital” in a parking lot in case of a surge in patients. — The Free Lance-Star
• Some child care centers say “guidance from the state leaves a lot open to interpretation regarding how providers should respond.” — VPM
• “A Charlottesville man is planning to build an RV Park where folks can recover from COVID-19.” — WVTF
• Vets in the Roanoke area are bringing pets inside while their owners wait in the car, a social distancing practice. — The Roanoke Times
• Virginia restaurants that have a license to sell beer or wine can now sell it to go. — Richmond Times-Dispatch
• Virginia students are among hundreds of Americans stuck in Peru after borders were closed. — The Virginian-Pilot
• SOLs are canceled this year for Virginia elementary, middle and high school students. — The Virginian-Pilot
• Love in the time of coronavirus: “It was a ‘spur of the moment’ thing amid a global pandemic: A marriage proposal on Danville’s Riverwalk Trail.” — Danville Register & Bee
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