Tag: coronavirus

By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam signed executive order 65 today, which will ease business restrictions on Friday, June 5, when most localities will enter Phase Two of his Forward Virginia plan to safely reopen the state’s economy. “Because of our collective efforts, Virginia has made tremendous progress in...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam turned his attention to the economic impact of COVID-19 while speaking during a press conference today, as Forward Virginia Phase One took effect in most of the state, allowing some businesses to re-open following a 14-day slowing of the spread of the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Jon Richardson, chief operating officer of the Eastern Shore Health District, updated Northampton supervisors on the coronavirus pandemic during their May 12 regular meeting, which was held electronically. As of May 12, Northampton County had 171 cases of COVID-19, and more than half of them –...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton County Public Schools combined will receive more than $2.3 million in financial relief through the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), according to a May 1 press release from Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane. Accomack will get about...
By Carol Vaughn . Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in Virginia on Thursday, after the Virginia Health Department announced there are 17 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the state. . As of Thursday, there were no known cases of the virus on the Shore, but some events were being...