(DC)- Metro is announcing more cuts and changes to their service beginning today. The transit agency will close seventeen additional stations and will limit bus service to 26 routes. Over the weekend, Metro will operate from 8:00
(DC)- D-C officials are laying out a coronavirus plan for the coming weeks. The plan prepares for an additional thirty-five-hundred beds in hospitals and officials fear over five-thousand people could be in hospitals by June with COVID-19.
(Richmond)- More coronavirus deaths are being reported at a Henrico nursing facility. Health officials confirmed yesterday that five additional patients at Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center died from complications, which brings the total number to 16. Close
(DC)- President Trump is approving a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of Virginia. This makes funding available to state agencies, local governments, and certain non-profit organizations to support the COVID-19 response. Virginia may now purchase additional
(Richmond)- Some Republicans are concerned about Virginia’s stay-at-home order as the primary approaches. Governor Northam issued the order through June 10th, which is one day after the scheduled primary election in the commonwealth. The state’s GOP chair
(Alexandria)- A therapy practice in Virginia are offering their services online. Del Ray Psych and Wellness in Alexandria are offering 30-minute video sessions. The new services are 30-dollars. The practice is also creating two Facebook support groups
(DC)- Metro is announcing that seven of its employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. One of the employees is currently hospitalized. The transit agency says it will close its first and last cars of the trains
(Richmond)- E-Z Pass sales are increasing in Virginia. VDOT says they are working to make all tolls cashless in an effort to promote social distancing and toll workers are wearing gloves in the meantime. State officials say
(Richmond)- VCU is preparing part of its campus to be used for hospital patients. The Honors College residential housing will be used as a place to care for non-COVID-19 patients, if the VCU Medical Center exceeds capacity.
(Stafford)- A local church group is making face masks for use by health professionals. The Spotswood Stitchers decided to begin the process after health officials in Stafford County asked for help from the public. The group has
(Richmond)- Emergency benefits are being given to Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants. The resources will be available to any household not already receiving maximum benefits. The funds will be automatically loaded to Electronic Benefits Transfer cards.
(Richmond)- Governor Northam is postponing elective surgeries. The order would save beds and medical equipment, and free space for patients with severe cases of COVID-19. Emergency needs and abortions are not included in the changes. Northam is
(Fredericksburg)- There are ten conirmed COVID-19 cases in the Fredericksburg area. The latest case is from Stafford. The County has eight. Spotsylvania has two. Around the region, Culpeper has two, Louisa and Madison one each.
(Richmond)- An old Dominion Energy building in downtown Richmond is coming down soon. The 21-story One James River Plaza tower will be imploded on May 30th. The 42-year-old building was replaced by a new 20-story building on
(Richmond)- VCU is testing a potential treatment for COVID-19. Health officials are performing clinical trials for an unapproved medicine that’s been used for experimental treatment of Ebola. Coronavirus patients are given the medicine through an IV for