COVID-19

Schools in Virginia will remain closed through at least the end of the academic year and the state will enforce a range of new restrictions on businesses and private gatherings, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday.“We are moving into a period of sacrifice,” Northam said.The new emergency order goes into...
Local officials have asked the Virginia Department of Elections to cancel all in-person voting for May and June elections to protect poll workers and the general public amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The leadership of the Voter Registrars Association of Virginia and the Virginia Electoral Board Association made the request in...
By Michael GilbertJohn Maynard Keynes, the famous economist who argued for fiscal stimulus during the Great Depression, said "in the long-run we’re all dead." Perhaps an appropriate equivalent is, if we fail to act, "in the short-run we’re all dead too." No matter how we choose to handle COVID-19,...
As confirmed COVID-19 cases rise rapidly, Virginians are hunkering down and stocking up on essentials should the government order a severe lockdown that shutters nearly all commerce.Meat? Check. Canned goods? Check. Toilet paper and disinfectants? Check.Liquor? Double-check.Across Virginia, the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control stores are seeing a significant jump...
In a memo sent to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management this month, the agency’s leader told his colleagues the COVID-19 crisis could “run into the summer” and disclosed that he had tested negative for the coronavirus. Jeff Stern, who has served as VDEM’s state coordinator since 2014, sent the...
Eighty years ago, a virus dedicated to the evil notion that a “master race” should have dominion over the world was consuming Europe with beachheads in Asia and Africa.With this murderous tyranny forcing itself on one conquered nation after another, allied countries asked their people for sacrifices commensurate with...
In a Sunday briefing, state officials said that there have been no cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, among inmates at Virginia’s 40 state-run incarceration facilities.But Brian Moran, the commonwealth’s secretary of public safety and homeland security, also said that no inmates have...
Virginia officials announced new actions on Saturday aimed at addressing a growing epidemic of COVID-19 — the disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus. And while the commonwealth has relaxed some of its criteria on testing and removed barriers for hospitals and nursing homes hoping to add beds, Virginia...
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is facing growing calls from doctors to address a statewide shortage of personal protective equipment spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic.More than 100 doctors across the state have signed a letter, released Saturday, calling on Northam and Health Secretary Dr. Daniel Carey to “solve the desperate...
Lindsey Mace did exactly what she was supposed to do when she started feeling sick last week. She called her doctor at Richmond Family Practice and listed her symptoms: run-down and tired, with a lot of pressure in her chest and head.“It was at the point where I felt...