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By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam announced an additional easing of pandemic restrictions, including on social gatherings, entertainment and wedding venues, sporting events, and commencement ceremonies, at a press briefing Wednesday. Northam said the statewide percent positivity for COVID-19 testing is now 5.6%, down from 17% in early January; he...
By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam during a press conference Wednesday announced some restrictions will be eased as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to fall and the number of Virginians vaccinated rises. “It is critical that we do this slowly and thoughtfully. We do not want to risk our progress...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam announced today he will tighten coronavirus-related restrictions in Hampton Roads due to its increased rate of positive cases of COVID-19, but other Virginia regions, including the Eastern Shore, will remain in Phase III of the state’s reopening plan. Starting Friday, July 31, in...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam has no plans yet to tighten restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, in spite of a statewide rise in cases of COVID-19, he indicated during a press briefing today. “I want to reassure Virginians, we are not seeing spikes like Florida or Texas. Florida...
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...