COVID-19 in Virginia

Trump plans another ‘Salute to America’ July 4 event, despite pandemic

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t upended President Donald Trump’s plans to hold another contentious Fourth of July celebration in the nation’s capital this...

Librarians, National Guard recruited for states’ new contact tracing armies 

As states seek to loosen wide-ranging restrictions imposed to constrain the novel coronavirus, they’re also looking to deploy a huge new fleet of workers...

Huge percentages of absentee voters in May show state must prepare for the same...

Voters in several localities around the commonwealth participated in last week’s local elections, even if they didn’t queue up at their regular precincts. Given...

Virginians now required to wear masks, but enforcement of the new mandate remains unclear

The consequences of disobeying Virginia’s new mask requirement?That’s a question for later, according to Gov. Ralph Northam, who announced the new executive order on...

More than 1,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Virginia prisons; death toll rises to six

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Virginia prisoners passed the 1,000 mark over Memorial Day weekend, according to the official tally maintained by...

Failed partnership with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard illustrates Virginia’s early troubles in sourcing PPE

At first, it seemed like a promising lead.In late March, the Virginia Department of Health — a key player in the state’s unified command...

Virginia’s air emissions are down significantly. What does that tell us?

So the much-vaunted swans had been in the Venetian canals all this time, and the dolphins had never been there at all.Bummer. But not every...

A good doctor might understand the disease, but it takes a good project manager...

When is a good doctor not necessarily the best person to put in charge of the response on behalf of 8.5 million people to...

Memorial Day: Why veterans are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic

By Jamie RowenAs the nation takes a day to memorialize its military dead, those who are living are facing a deadly risk that has...

A doctor shares seven steps he’ll review to decide when and where it’s safe...

By William PetriAs we return to some degree of normalcy after weeks of social distancing, we all need a plan. As an immunologist, I’ve...