Many local events have been canceled or postponed and many area facilities have announced temporary closures. The public is advised to check ahead with individual organizations on the status of events and closures.
RICHMOND — Virginians should wear face masks outside to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday.
“The transition has been pretty seamless. We’ve been doing a lot of community engagement work, trying to get the public educated and giving them the opportunity to ask questions.”
The Virginia Department of Health reported Sunday that 2,637 people in Virginia have tested positive for COVID-19 and 51 have died.
In practice, the work-from-home order, and an ongoing ban against gatherings of 10 people or more, doesn’t apply to most workplaces in Virginia.
The Chris Long Foundation is funding the meals with the hopes of helping area restaurant staff and local businesses, per the release.
Last month, Kellen Squire's team began gearing up to handle COVID-19 patients, and now treats everyone who enters the emergency room as if they may have the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
The Virginia Department of Corrections said Saturday that 14 inmates - 13 of them in two women's facilities - and five staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
The UVa Medical Center has set up a site to receive donations of personal protective equipment
As holidays approach, religious groups following size restrictions for gatherings
Nearly one in six respondents has a friend or relative somewhere who has tested positive for the coronavirus or shown significant symptoms.
This live blog will be updated with recent developments. For more coverage of the local response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, check this round-up of previous coverage.
"Our intention is not to cut the budget in the short term, but decisions will depend on how much revenue comes in."
Senior living community Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge said Thursday that a resident has been diagnosed as having COVID-19.
In an online town hall Thursday morning, officials said UVa is examining options to support contract workers laid off after dining halls and support services closed; is not planning to refund all fees for students but is issuing some credits; and is looking into providing housing for first responders in now-empty residence halls.
RICHMOND — President Donald Trump on Thursday approved a major disaster declaration for Virginia stemming from COVID-19.
Shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic mean lost revenue for Albemarle
Projection models show COVID-19 cases in Virginia could surge between late April and late May, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday, reiterating his stay-at-home order, which extends until June 10.
SARS-CoV-2 virus has similarities to other viruses under study at medical school
The first group of additional beds in the tower will be available later this week, said Eric Swensen, a spokesman for the hospital.
More events are canceled and changes made in connection with COVID-19 pandemic
Governing board members at the University of Virginia chose to go into closed session this week to discuss the university's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Seven more deaths were reported, bringing the total up to 34. To date, 15,344 tests have been completed.
As three prisoners at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women tested positive for COVID-19, an offender there said the inmates are suffering and advocates fear the state's largest prison for women, the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, is a tinderbox.
Virginia Republicans on Tuesday challenged the length of the “stay-at-home” order Gov. Ralph Northam issued, arguing that it will hamper some of the party’s June primaries.
Starting Wednesday, many comic book shops will not have a fresh crop of issues, which are released weekly, for the first time in recent memory…
The woman was in her 80s; health officials said they will not provide any further information about her.
As college students in Virginia finish the semester with classes online, universities are giving them extra flexibility for how they’ll get credit.
Money to be provided by Economic Development Authority
Luna Innovations is welding the masks together, adding an aluminum strip on the nose and providing some of the filters.
On Monday, University of Virginia Medical Center spokesman Eric Swensen said, “We are caring for an increasing number of inpatients with COVID-19. We do continue to have capacity to care for patients. We are as prepared as a health system can be for an influx of patients.”
As COVID-19 continues to spread, everyday activity is being affected. That includes how people can exercise.
On Monday afternoon, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 55, which is a temporary stay-at-home order, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Update: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statewide stay-at-home order that's effective immediately and will remain in place until June 10,…
However, this increase in demand also creates some health and logistical challenges for which elder-law attorneys are finding creative solutions.
All classes at the private school in Albemarle County moved online on March 18.
As the complexity of the response to COVID-19 grows, so do questions.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation predicts that Virginia will reach its peak in outbreak severity on May 2.
Lawmakers likely will need to perform triage on the state’s budget due to expected drops in state revenue with the economy crippled. At the same time, many lawmakers are eyeing legislation that could be delayed or amended to meet the needs of the moment.
“I wish everybody would do that, just write a card or a letter to people that are shut in. Reach out to your loved ones, they're lonely. They're lonely even without this happening.”
State, UVa medical officials explain coronavirus' virulence
The VDH also said that 9,166 people have been tested for the virus, 99 have been hospitalized, and there have been 17 deaths.
On Wednesday, Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver issued a letter warning of a “surge in demand” for medications commonly used to treat malaria, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV and other conditions.
Boards and commissions may now meet without a physical quorum, meetings limited to written public comment
Local Food Hub has arranged drive-thru farmer's markets to help make sure local farmers get their produce to customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virginia's local governments say they face economic calamity unless the state delays new legislation - including an increase in the minimum wage, permission to allow collective bargaining for local government employees and expanded eligibility for workers' compensation - that the General Assembly enacted this year before the coronavirus pandemic shut down many businesses and put thousands of Virginians out of work.
Sena Magill had self-quarantined after suffering symptoms similar to COVID-19.
Broadcasting worship services through television, radio and the internet has been commonplace for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused …
Gov. Ralph Northam said Friday the country needs a “national solution” to address the critical shortage of masks, gloves and other protective …
The lessons will be conducted remotely as schools are closed for the rest of the academic year, and teachers are working to build them now. The lessons will not be graded.
Charlottesville and Albemarle County had a combined 1,179 jobless claims last week, up from 29 the previous week, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.
The Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday that 460 people in Virginia have tested positive for COVID-19.
Also on Thursday, the university announced that its Biocomplexity Institute is part of a $10 million, five-year effort to study, prepare for and respond to epidemics and pandemics.
Preparing for a surge of COVID-19 patients that could overwhelm its existing facilities, Virginia Commonwealth University is converting its Ho…
Mayor, police and fire chief ask governor to issue stay-at-home orders like those in other states.
Families interested in accessing telehealth services such as individual therapy, case management, and crisis services should call (434) 972-1800 and ask for Child and Family services.
CACF, United Way and Cville Cares initially had set up separate funds, but have since combined their efforts.
Rundown on the latest local developments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Virginia Department of Health reported Wednesday that 391 people in Virginia have tested positive for COVID-19.
Students who were on track to advance to their next grade before Gov. Ralph Northam ordered schools to close starting March 16 will be able to despite the closures extending through the end of the academic year.
It's official: Virginians are buying more booze. And they're buying it directly from Virginia ABC stores.
A day after Governor Ralph Northam announced the decision to cancel the remainder of the school year, the Virginia High School League offered …
The test faced myriad hurdles and still is hampered by short supply of materials.
As the coronavirus threatens to spread across the Lynchburg region, Liberty University officials are preparing to welcome back up to 5,000 students from spring break this week.
In less than two months, the novel coronavirus has gone from a distant worry for Virginians to a full-blown crisis.
While 4 in 5 people recover from the disease without needing special treatment, according to the World Health Organization, older people and people with underlying medical problems — such as high blood pressure or diabetes — are more likely to develop serious illness.
Virginia ABC stores will open late and close early for a deep cleaning in response to the spread of coronavirus.
Seniors and those at risk of serious illness will get early access to store shelves.
RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday that he expects the state to be actively grappling with COVID-19 for at least the next few…
Guidance from the Virginia Department of Education released after Gov. Ralph Northam ordered state schools to be closed for the rest of the school year provides leniency so members of the senior class can still graduate.
Virginia’s top finance official says the state is likely to lose $1 billion in revenue in each year of the pending two-year budget — and that’s the best scenario, assuming significant aid from the federal government for workers and business owners who have lost their livelihoods because of the coronavirus pandemic.
An adult doesn’t need to be present for a child to receive a meal.
2019 was a banner year for spring high school sports in Central Virginia as eight different teams claimed state championships in their respect…
Snook and Councilor Sena Magill attended the National League of Cities conference in Washington, D.C., and were in the area from March 7 to March 9.
RICHMOND —A seventh person has died from the coronavirus in Virginia.
A Virginia nonprofit that helps at-risk students graduate high school and get jobs is due for its first influx of state money in a dozen years.
Virginia is the second state to shut down schools for the rest of the academic year as the global pandemic shows no signs of letting up.
She attended a conference in Washington, D.C., where people were exposed
Local medical professionals have collaborated with SupportCville to coordinate donations of critical supplies amid the pandemic.
The Haven to serve as a shelter for homeless women and the Key Recreation Center will be the site for a men's homeless shelter.
As of Saturday afternoon, 19.2% of Virginians had completed their census form, either online, via mail or by phone, according to data published by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Governor Ralph Northam warned Virginians the COVID-19 crisis will stretch out for several months at a press conference Sunday morning after an…
Charlottesville City Schools said its goal during the closure is to maintain relationships between schools and families and to encourage students to continue — and to enjoy — learning.
Perriello, who works at Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville, said that many of her colleagues “feel scared” about a possible shortage in vital equipment.
RICHMOND — Virginia health officials have eased COVID-19 testing criteria for doctors and nurses treating coronavirus patients and for nursing…
The call for social distancing in response to COVID-19 leads to more closures, cancellations and restrictions across Central Virginia
"... we completely switched gears and started making whiskey hand sanitizer from our rye whiskey distillate.”
Any restaurant in Virginia with a valid license to sell wine and beer on-premises can now sell wine and beer to go and for delivery without applying for additional permits.
RICHMOND —Virginia health officials will soon issue new guidance making it easier for nursing home residents to be tested for COVID-19.
University of Virginia health officials are now using a locally developed test to check for the virus.
Parking spots designated downtown for order pickups
Most children who contract COVID-19 have either mild or no symptoms and may be spreading the virus to older, at-risk relatives, researchers said.
Instead of a normal spring football schedule, programs across the country need creativity to manage the uncharted territory of this year’s spr…
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to crush the U.S. economy, federal lawmakers are considering giving cash directly to people.
The Virginia Department of Health reported on their website Thursday that 94 people in Virginia have tested positive for COVID-19.
The University of Virginia announced Tuesday night that its 2020 graduation was canceled as currently planned. Jim Ryan, UVa’s president, made…
The potential loss of Final Exercises could be a huge blow for local businesses, and is a disappointment for students hoping to celebrate with their families.
The city of Richmond reported its first cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday as the number of positive cases statewide rose to at least 77 and the largest hospital system in Virginia suspended its drive-through screening and testing locations due to a shortage of tests.
Before the calls for social distancing were issued, they attended the Quirk Hotel opening in Charlottesville. "We don't know how or where or when we were exposed to the virus. It could have been in New York or Philadelphia or Charlottesville or Richmond."
Physicians are going online and curbside to slow virus' spread.
The number of students being home-schooled in Virginia has risen substantially over the past decade.
RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam said 77 people in Virginia have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and another 65 tests are pending.
Citing likelihood of a long-lasting outbreak, graduation ceremony nixed
State officials said Tuesday that they are working to determine how to increase capacity in hospitals throughout Virginia to prepare for the potential surge of patients as a result of COVID-19, but they wouldn't say exactly how many ventilators are available in the state.
Albemarle County supervisors on Tuesday pushed the county budget process back by nearly a month.
Students packed up at UVa on Tuesday, ahead of a noon Wednesday deadline to be off campus.
In an email sent Sunday, the hospital reiterated a requirement that staff use personal protection equipment, specifically gowns, gloves, eye protection and an ear-loop mask.
Virginia's education leaders want to cancel the state's Standards of Learning testing this year as schools remain closed in response to the spread of the coronavirus.
The decision to remain open follows an order Monday from Donald Lemons, Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, that said that non-essential, non-emergency court proceedings in all circuit and district courts in Virginia should be suspended until April 6.
After suspending all athletic activity for the foreseeable future last week, the ACC announced Tuesday that it has canceled all athletic activ…
All Violet Crown Cinema locations, including Violet Crown Charlottesville, are closing, effective immediately.
RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday there are 67 confirmed cases of coronavirus statewide.
The landscape of high school athletics changed last Thursday when the Virginia High School League was forced to cancel four classifications of…
“A couple snow days in January, February can ruin your month, bring you to the brink of not making it, and here we are talking about a minimum of two weeks.”
Earlier in the day, the city announced that beginning Tuesday it would operate with only essential employees
Local school systems will take over meal delivery starting Tuesday.
Mid-March is usually a great time to own a sports bar.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a statewide ban on all events over 100 people on Sunday as officials announced closure of all public buildings for two weeks in the Peninsula Health District, where the state’s first death from the coronavirus was reported.
Monday's City Council meeting and Wednesday's Board of Supervisors meeting are still happening.
“Even though people who have contract jobs, or white-collar jobs are able to work from home, the majority of my staff is not able to work from home, and that's something that's really weighing on me."
As of Saturday, those ages 12 and under are not permitted to visit patients at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.
As concerns grow over the spread of the coronavirus, the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority is assuring customers that the drinking water is safe.
In many ways, Virginia is a microcosm for the rest of the country as it works to expand its own testing capabilities.
James Monroe’s Highland is closed through April 3 amid coronavirus concerns, according to a news release from the organization.
Division I athletic directors are usually busy. They’re constantly juggling responsibilities when trying to manage a collegiate athletic progr…
The NCAA canceled all winter and spring championships Thursday as a reaction to the spread of the coronavirus.
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At the UVa Medical Center, doctors have set up a COVID-19 clinic. Anyone who may be concerned about symptoms should call the hospital at (434) 982-6843 first.
Additionally, St. Anne’s Headmaster David Lourie said in an email to families that a preschool family showed symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, before the school's spring break this week. The family’s physician has not confirmed the diagnosis with testing.
The Tom Tom Summit & Festival, scheduled for next month, has been postponed to Sept. 21-27, the organization announced Friday in response to the growing pandemic.
The Virginia men’s basketball team ended the season by winning 11 of its final 12 games. The Cavaliers, who won the national championship a se…
If you are studying a musical instrument, consider devoting down time that may come your way to practicing more, which will make your teacher happy.
With Thursday’s news that the ACC had suspended all athletic activity and the NCAA had canceled spring and winter Division I championships, ma…
Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks.
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is collecting donations for a new fund created to help alleviate the effects of the spread of CO…
Virginia Tech will give students who live on campus $1,000 if they don't return to student housing, the university announced Friday.
While visiting Richmond Community Hospital on Friday morning, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said there are now 30 cases of COVID-19 in the state.
Charlottesville City Council supports cutting about $826,000 from the city’s proposed budget in order to give more money to schools and boost …
The NCAA’s decision makes it impossible for the Virginia men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse teams to defend their national championships this season.
The school divisions made the announcement Thursday morning as Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in the face of a widening pandemic.
The national news cycle over the past 48 hours has been hectic. Keeping track of how COVID-19 has affected both UVa and national sports is a b…
PVCC also will cancel or postpone all events scheduled to be held on the main campus and at satellite locations, effective immediately.
The new date for the women's business conference is expected to be announced soon.
Many performances across Central Virginia are being canceled or postponed as a precaution to help keep people from coming in contact with the …
When the day started, ACC fans were hopeful their men’s basketball conference tournament would continue amid concerns about the rapid spread o…
ACC Commissioner John Swofford started his Thursday morning on television.
Virginia has 17 cases of coronavirus, state health officials said Thursday.
As cases of COVID-19 grow in Virginia, Albemarle County schools have taken precautions to avoid further infections.
State government officials sought to stave off alarm Wednesday over the 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 found in Virginia this week, including the first confirmed case in Central Virginia.
An announcement from the music and education venue on Wednesday stated that cleaning practices have been intensified throughout the building and that ticketholders will be notified immediately if any cancellations must be made.
Starting Thursday, visitation at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital will be limited.
Wednesday afternoon, the university sent a memo to students, staff and faculty that no classes would be held Grounds "for the foreseeable future, quite possibly through the end of the semester," as the country and Virginia battle the novel coronavirus.
The coronavirus outbreak across the world has come to Virginia. State health officials are announcing cases every day, including three on Tuesday.
Out-of-town speakers and large audience events led organizers to see cancellation of book fest as the best move.
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., wants employers to offer paid sick leave as coronavirus spreads across Virginia and the U.S.
Albemarle says schools will close only in case of local infection
Health officials said the patient had recently traveled on a Nile River cruise on which other passengers tested positive for the virus in Egypt.
The Marine "recently returned from overseas, where he was on official business," Pentagon chief spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said on Twitter.
As of Friday afternoon, no one in Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus; however, testing is ramping up.
No case of COVID-19 has been reported in Virginia or among UVa students, faculty, staff or the local Charlottesville community.
The number of people tested for novel coronavirus in Virginia had grown to 17 people as of Wednesday morning, but the state remained clear of confirmed cases, state health officials said.
Amid the continued spread of coronavirus across the globe and warnings that a disruptive outbreak is likely to hit the U.S., Virginia’s health department, hospitals, schools and universities are preparing for a potential public health crisis.
The university is recommending students not travel to locations with Centers for Disease Control or State Department warning level 3 or higher.
Two University of Virginia computer science students and two of their high school friends use their computer skills to inform travelers.
Two more people in Virginia are being investigated as potential cases of novel coronavirus, according to the Virginia Department of Health, bringing the total of such investigations in the state to five.
Two of three possible cases of the coronavirus respiratory outbreak under review by the Virginia Department of Health tested negative on Monday.
$2 million will go to help furloughed contract workers while $1 million will support local community foundation efforts
“There is this weird ironic connectedness in being able to relate to other people,” said mental health advocate Myra Anderson.
“I think we're going through what's going to be some of the toughest next 10 or 12 days, probably that Charlottesville, Virginia and our country have faced," Warner said
Officials with Giant Stores, the parent company of the Pantops Giant grocery store, announced Tuesday the start of restrictions on the number …
The district, which includes Charlottesville and Albemarle, Greene, Nelson, Louisa and Fluvanna counties, reported 100 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, Tuesday evening.