The District, Maryland and Virginia on Thursday reported 53 additional coronavirus fatalities combined, another single-day record, as the region’s leaders braced for the death toll to continue rising and confronted the disproportionate impact the pandemic was having on the area’s black residents.
Six more residents of a Virginia long-term care facility have died, bringing the death toll there amid a coronavirus outbreak to 39, an employee said Thursday.
“Our hearts go out to the families of those who have passed, and we deeply feel the loss within our community,” Jeremiah Davis, the administrator of Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in suburban Richmond, said in a statement.
When the call finally came Tuesday evening, it was good news: Fred Lee Stafford was still alive.
Bernice Stafford-Turner has been waiting for those calls every day as the death toll at the skilled nursing center where her brother lives continues to rise.
The number of residents and staff at Sentara Meadowview Terrace in Clarksville who are infected by the coronavirus shot up to 34 on Thursday — a number that is likely to increase as more test results come back from the lab.
The nursing home’s COVID-19 caseload includes 20 residents and 14 staff members, according to the Southside Health District office in Boydton.
State officials said Wednesday they were worried the coronavirus pandemic could be disproportionately impacting black Virginians, but that they lacked key data to truly understand what was happening.
Elsewhere, evidence has emerged showing the virus was devastating minority communities.
It’s impossible to tell if African Americans and other minorities in the Fredericksburg area are being diagnosed with COVID-19 at higher rates than others because the full data doesn’t exist, locally or statewide.
Racial information is missing or unknown in more than half the positive cases in the Rappahannock Area Health District...
A group of 19 Virginia medical associations sent a letter to Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday, requesting legal protections for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The letter, signed by such major industry players as the Medical Society of Virginia and Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, includes a draft executive order and calls on Northam to declare “civil and criminal immunity to health care providers that act in good faith” while responding to the outbreak.
“A small number of employees” at Carilion Clinic have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Dr. Paul Skolnik, chair of medicine and an infectious disease specialist.
No additional information about the employees’ positions, locations or dates of confirmation was released.
It was through social media that Stacy Ng found a way to help during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday, she joined a new Facebook group called "RVs 4 MDs." The group matches RV and camper owners with health care workers to loan them a safe place to stay.
The Port of Virginia began testing the temperatures of anyone coming on to its restricted facilities Thursday, including the port’s two biggest container terminals.
Anyone whose temperature is 100.4 degrees or above will be denied entry...
The COVID-19 outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier led to the quarantine of thousands of sailors, a firing of captain who pleaded for help, the resignation of the acting U.S. Navy secretary and broad concerns about the safety of servicemembers confined to cramped quarters aboard vessels.
Those concerns are acute in Virginia, which is home to six of the nation’s 11 aircraft carriers and numerous other warships.
Noon was approaching and Omayra Acevedo had a choice: make rent at the extended stay motel where she’d been living with her fiance for six months, or risk becoming homeless in the middle of a pandemic she feared would kill her.
On a warm morning amid a global health pandemic, Fairfax County sanitation workers reported for duty on a day that brought another increased workload. Wearing N95 masks, they leaped on and off a county garbage truck, emptying trash carts that have been unusually full in recent weeks.
People around the D.C. region are taking advantage of stay-at-home orders by doing some spring cleaning, but trash collection services are asking residents to hold off until the pandemic is over.
“We in the county are asking people to be mindful how much trash they are generating,” said Erik Grabowsky, solid waste bureau chief for Arlington County. “This is not the time to clean out your garage or attic.”
Mike Miller hasn’t eaten takeout in five weeks. The 36-year-old Virginia resident has been at home with his family during the coronavirus pandemic trying his best to abide by the stay-at-home order imposed last month.
But there is a habit Mr. Miller can’t quit — one that has him sneaking off from his wife and children of 6, 4 and 1.
He hits the golf course.
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on and quarantine measures mandated by the state tighten, some day cares that shuttered initially have reopened to care for the kids of essential workers.
And the scope of child care is expanding, as Virginia Beach’s parks department launches a whole new stop-gap program for city staffers and medical workers.
In a new release from Sentara, it was confirmed that several residents at Sentara Meadowview Terrace have tested positive for COVID-19. To keep everyone currently at the facility safe and out of caution, those residents have been transported and are being temporarily relocated to a dedicated isolation unit at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. This will keep from additional exposure at Sentara Meadowview Terrace and will give Sentara Hospital a chance to give residents additional care if necessary.
In a new release from Sentara, it was confirmed that several residents at Sentara Meadowview Terrace have tested positive for COVID-19. To keep everyone currently at the facility safe and out of caution, those residents have been transported and are being temporarily relocated to a dedicated isolation unit at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.
Last week, Ballad Health became among the first health care systems in the nation to deploy rapid testing for COVID-19.
The regional health system announced last Wednesday it has acquired the technology to get test results within hours instead of days, according to a written statement. The test technology was developed by the diagnostics company Cepheid.
On most weekends, a trip to the farmers market includes a leisurely stroll among vendors, sampling a just-picked-and-sliced apple or skewering a tiny piece of cheese with a toothpick, and going home with bags of fresh produce grown on local farms.
But when a popular farmers market opens April 18 in Fauquier County, Virginia, business that’s normally conducted in a large parking lot on Fifth Street, in historic Warrenton, will be adapted to a drive-thru market, including a series of three parking lots along Main Street.