COVID-19

NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.Coronavirus news: • A Chesterfield County man has tested positive for the virus, the first known case in the county. — Chesterfield Observer • Dr. Michael McDermott, president and CEO of Mary Washington Healthcare and chairman of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s COVID-19...
The second week of March crashed upon an unsuspecting America with a force that only a precious and dwindling handful of Americans can appreciate.In a twinkling, life as we knew it ended, swept away in a global tsunami of panic over COVID-19, a virus that science doesn’t fully understand...
Starting Sunday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam banned any public event with more than 100 people — part of new measures to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus.But he stopped short of a mandatory statewide quarantine or new restrictions on bars...
Any gathering with more than 100 people is now banned in Virginia — part of new measures to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus.Gov. Ralph Northam announced the changes on Sunday in a conference call with reporters and officials in...
Virginia health officials reported the first death from COVID-19, the illness caused by a new coronavirus that has swept from country to country since emerging in China late last year, sickening more than 142,000 and killing nearly 5,400 worldwide as of Saturday morning.The Virginia Department of Health said a...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House early Saturday morning approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his support for the bill.The multi-billion dollar package aims to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus, and mitigate its economic...
In early February — just a few weeks after the U.S. confirmed its first case of coronavirus transmission — it wasn’t a question of when the University of Virginia would develop its own test for the virus. It was a question of whether to do it.“We were trying to...
Demetrice Taylor works as a clerk at 7-Eleven in downtown Richmond, but with schools around the state closed for at least two weeks, she said that’s about to change.“Yeah I’m quitting,” she said as she walked down the street with her 4-year-old daughter who attends a public pre-school, “because...
Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver said the state ordered $2.7 million in respirator masks as part of its ongoing effort to respond to the growing spread of COVID-19 — the disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus.The catch? The state isn’t sure when the shipment will arrive....
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia nearly doubled between Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to 17. The health department is currently reporting six hospitalizations and no deaths.—Virginia Department of Health• Richmond and Henrico public schools announced they would close...