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.
A Liberty University student is suing the school for not refunding student fees in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
RICHMOND — Roughly three in four Virginians approve of Gov. Ralph Northam’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new Virginia …
“I would tell this board that there's no way that this organization with its size, that we're going to be able to absorb this and it not be in some way noticeable to us and to the citizens that we serve.”
According to the new case figures released Monday, Fluvanna County now has 62 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. The figure is up from the 17 cases reported Friday.
The longer restrictions are in place, the less burden on hospital resources, officials say
“We’re trying to make the best of the situation.”
Virginia held the edge over Virginia Tech in the sixth year of the official Commonwealth Clash competition when college sports were canceled f…
A year ago, fans flocked to Mincer’s for University of Virginia athletic apparel.
RICHMOND — Virginia has experienced nearly 100 coronavirus outbreaks, the majority of which have occurred in long-term care facilities, accord…
Gov. Ralph Northam will propose to delay a ban on electronic skill games for a year, tax their profits and use the money for a COVID-19 response fund to help small businesses, protect people's housing and support nursing homes and other health care providers.
Tourism spending in Virginia dropped from $521 million the first week of March to $119 million by the end of the month.
Though telephonic hearings have often been used for civil hearings in Virginia’s Western U.S. District Courts this month due to the constitutional right to a speedy trial, some criminal hearings have begun to use virtual means as well.
Style and fashion help fight pandemic.
Closure through at least April 26, meeting schedule uncertain.
After a steep jump of confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, the state health department reported a nearly 4% increase Sunday, to 5,274 confirmed cases.
Advocates for survivors of domestic violence and the programs that assist survivors are worried about the unintended side effect stay-at-home …
Little League baseball has been a mainstay in Central Virginia for nearly 70 years, providing children an opportunity to enjoy the national pastime.
Veteran state trooper answered call to church, and now is assisting Fluvanna County residents' efforts to get masks to health care workers.
The data mirrors an emerging national trend and is an example of how, in the four weeks since the first case was reported in Charlottesville, the health district is still struggling to overcome testing obstacles to get a sense of the virus' spread throughout existing fault lines.
“Campaigning went to the side when the pandemic started."
RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Health reported Thursday that 4,509 people in Virginia have tested positive for COVID-19.
Since 1966, the Jefferson Swim League has celebrated the culmination of its season with its championship meet.
In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, at least two Charlottesville City Councilors felt they weren’t getting effective communication …
City officials urge area residents to keep their distance during holiday weekend.
A Russell County judge ruled against a Southwest Virginia man’s request to allow groups of 10 or more people gather in church for Easter.
Organizers hope to hold the music festival Oct. 1 to Oct. 4
The 47-page suit asks the federal court to declare that the defendants’ failure to enact policies to reduce population density at prisons amid a pandemic creates an imminent risk to the plaintiffs’ health that violates their Eighth Amendment right to be free of cruel and unusual punishment.
The ACLU of Virginia is calling for the quick release of any jail or prison inmate who does not pose "a demonstrable, imminent threat of bodily harm to others," in light of the threat posed behind bars by COVID-19.
RICHMOND — The number of deaths from COVID-19 at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare reached 39 on Thursday, surpassing what had been t…
“Within their own context, they certainly felt the restrictions placed on them.”
Shenandoah National Park was closed Wednesday and going forward by the National Park Service following a request from the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District of the Virginia Department of Health.
RICHMOND — Governor Ralph Northam said Wednesday he had directed Virginia’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to allow businesses with mixe…
In the wake of the school closures, school systems are still required to provide services for students in special education; however, school-based counseling is not always included in an individualized education plan.
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.
Officials with Giant Stores, the parent company of the Pantops Giant grocery store, announced Tuesday the start of restrictions on the number …
Automobile dealerships are considered essential businesses as Virginia grapples with the novel coronavirus epidemic, but Carter Myers Automoti…
Four more residents of Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center have died of COVID-19 in the past day, bringing the death toll to 32 as the skilled nursing center in western Henrico County approaches the total fatalities at a Seattle-area nursing home where the coronavirus first erupted in the United States.
Orders must be made and paid online and in advance. No foot traffic will be allowed.
RICHMOND — Virginia schools will now be able to keep millions in federal education money they would have had to give back with schools closed …
“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
“There is this weird ironic connectedness in being able to relate to other people,” said mental health advocate Myra Anderson.
To help protect members and staff from COVID-19, the Virginia Senate will trade its clubby confines at the state Capitol for the state science museum when the legislature returns to Richmond for its spring session April 22.
New measures are in addition to previous closures, officials said.
$3 million slated for furloughed contract workers and the general public
$2 million will go to help furloughed contract workers while $1 million will support local community foundation efforts
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.