Face masks are suggested in VA and required in DC for anyone in grocery stores, pharmacies, or using transit. Here’s easy ways to make one.
WASHINGTON, DC — Face masks or coverings are required of anyone shopping in District of Columbia grocery stores or pharmacies, or using mass transit. In Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam has suggested their use, they not ordered it. Patch has found four easy ways to make one, complete with illustrations. Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered everyone venturing out to shop or work at essential businesses to wear a mask to help slow the spread… Read more
The Virginia Health Department on Sunday reported 19 more coronavirus deaths and 484 new cases, bringing the state’s death toll to 277.
VIRGINIA — The Virginia Department of Health on Sunday reported 19 more coronavirus deaths and 484 new cases, bringing the state’s death toll to 277 and the total number of cases to 8,537. Heath officials say they expect the numbers to go up as more tests become available…. Read more
As of April 18, Virginia has 8,053 confirmed coronavirus cases and 258 deaths.
VIRGINIA — The Virginia Health Department on Saturday reported 27 more coronavirus deaths and 562 new cases, bringing the state’s death toll to 258 and the total number of cases to 8,053.Heath officials say they expect the numbers to go up as more tests become available.COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019 and has since infected more than 2,273,900 people and killed more… Read more
Gallery honors front-line heroes, government worker furlough, Feed the Fight helps health care workers, coronavirus scams: Patch PM
There was plenty of news across Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia on Friday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here’s a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours.Loudoun School Staffer Medically Cleared To Return To WorkLoudoun County Public Schools is reporting some good news. A staff member at Park View High School in Sterling Park who tested positive for the coronavirus on March 28 has recovered… Read more
Here’s everything you need to know if you must take the Metro this weekend.
BETHESDA, MD — Amid a growing coronavirus pandemic, Metro has shut down 19 of its 91 rail stations indefinitely to limit employees’ exposure to the disease and to conserve cleaning supplies. The closures include the Archives-Penn Quarter, East Falls Church, and Arlington Cemetery stations. Click here for the full list.Metro advises that its rail and bus systems only be used for essential trips. Translation: Unless you are a frontline… Read more
Northam eased restrictions on nurses and doctors to expand the health care worker response to the new coronavirus pandemic.
VIRGINIA — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued an executive order Friday that eases restrictions on doctors and nurses in attempts to bolster the health-care workforce responding to new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 illness. … Read more
Starship Technologies is using its robots to help deliver meals and groceries to Fairfax City residents during the coronavirus crisis.
FAIRFAX CITY, VA — Fairfax City has partnered with Starship Technologies to allow restaurants and stores to use the company’s sidewalk robots for deliveries in a one-square-mile area of the city during the coronavirus crisis. Starting Friday, a number of central Fairfax City businesses will begin sending food and groceries to customers using Starship robots…. Read more
Learn how Pet Wants Chantilly is faring during the coronavirus and what you can do to support them during this difficult time.
The new coronavirus has changed life for all of us. Local businesses have taken a huge economic hit, but communities are finding creative ways to support the establishments they know and love…. Read more
The fundraiser pays Alexandria restaurants to prepare meals for delivery to hospitals and urgent care centers during the coronavirus crisis.
ALEXANDRIA, VA — Feed the Fight DC has expanded to Alexandria as a way to give back to health care workers on the front lines of the new coronavirus crisis and support local restaurants. Ali Whitley and Jennifer Kearney Desiderio launched Feed the Fight ALX last week and are providing at least 50 to 120 meals each day…. Read more
About 1,110 people who were hospitalized with the coronavirus have been discharged from Virginia hospitals, according to a data tracker.
VIRGINIA — The total number of reported deaths from the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Virginia stands at 231 as of Friday, an increase of 23 deaths reported on Thursday. Henrico County has reported 62 deaths as of Friday, followed by Fairfax County with 37 people who have died, Arlington County with 15 deaths, Prince William County with 14 deaths and the Peninsula Health District with 14 deaths, according to Virginia Department of… Read more