COVID-19 in Virginia

House Democrats promise bills mandating paid sick leave, transparency in nursing homes

Paid sick leave, workers’ compensation, and transparency for nursing homes are some of the biggest pandemic priorities House Democrats say they plan to tackle...

Galax has less than 10,000 residents. Why was it leading the state in new...

GALAX --- Around 30,000 people crowded downtown Galax last year during the first week of August, gathering in Felts Park for the city’s annual,...

Another type of front-line: There’s an urgent need for funding for children’s mental health

By Dr. Arshia QaadirOn a recent day at his pediatric office in Vienna, Virginia, Dr. Michael Martin noticed something unusual about his schedule. “Twenty-five...

Will Virginia sign on to Trump’s plan to boost unemployment benefits by $400?

Governors, lawmakers and state unemployment agencies on Monday wrestled with confusion created by President Donald Trump’s executive action extending unemployment benefits, and it appeared...

Virginia’s nursing homes prepare for sweeping new testing requirement

The news release raised more questions than it answered.On July 22, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced “new resources” to help...

Trump moves to extend unemployment benefits, suspend payroll taxes after talks break down

President Donald Trump on Saturday circumvented Congress and took action on his own after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations over another coronavirus relief package on...

One-day surge in reported COVID-19 cases attributed to data backlog

A surge of new COVID-19 cases on Virginia’s daily dashboard was attributed to a data backlog earlier this week.The Virginia Department of Health registered...

Divided Virginia Supreme Court renews eviction moratorium

A divided Virginia Supreme Court renewed an eviction moratorium sought by Gov. Ralph Northam, with a four-justice majority issuing an order Friday barring courts...

On evictions, it’s time for the governor to stop dithering

By the Rev. Dr. Keith Savage, the Rev. Clyde W. Ellis, Jr. and the Rev. James V. JordanAs pastors of African-American congregations, we are...

How Virginia’s new COVID-19 app works and how many people need to use it...

Virginia became the first state in the country Wednesday to roll out smartphone software developed jointly by Google and Apple aimed at fighting the...