Coronavirus

  Oldest female Marine in Calif. celebrates 104th birthday with drive-by party due to coronavirus

Sexism didn’t stop her from joining the Marines in the 1940s, and coronavirus didn't stop her from celebrating her 104th birthday.

  Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives; Europe hopes crisis peaking

  Trump tempers officials’ grave assessments with optimism

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches unapproved drug for coronavirus

  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

  U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic

  States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

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  Calif. dog daycare remains open for first responders’ pets

Virginia Coronavirus Fraud Task Force warns of economic relief scammers

Queen: History will remember your actions in coronavirus crisis

Palm Sunday services held without public; some on rooftops

  Biden says Democratic convention may need to be held virtually

VDH: 2,637 cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth, 51 deaths

  One ton of food, originally meant for 2020 Olympics, donated to Colo. food banks

The food will be donated to food banks in all 31 counties of southern Colorado, based on population size.

Only passenger on flight, woman going to see dying mother upgraded to first class for free

The flight crew upgraded the woman to first class, addressed her personally over the loudspeaker and took selfies with her.

  Good Samaritans spend more than $1,000 on gas for Detroit nurses treating coronavirus

A Michigan man used his savings to buy gas for at least 50 nurses fighting COVID-19 and inspired others to help his cause.

Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead; New York gets ventilators from China

President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the county could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy ba

Shenandoah National Park further modifies operations in wake of COVID-19

  UVA Health implements universal masking policy, opens community donation site

  IX Art Park hosts grab-and-go spring farmer’s market

Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

  ‘Don’t take chances:’ Wash. nursing home patient back home after defeating coronavirus

  Restaurants offering takeout and delivery during the coronavirus pandemic

In an effort to encourage people to support local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, we’re providing a list of restaurants that are open for take-out and delivery.

  Surgeon general releases video demonstrating how to make face masks

Health officials stress they don't want people rushing to get medical or surgical masks. Instead, one option is to make your own.

  VDH: 2,407 cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth, 52 deaths

The Virginia Department of Health says there are now 2,407 COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth. This marks 392 new cases of coronavirus since Friday.

Medics at Egypt’s main cancer center test positive for virus

The institute will be partly closed for three days to be sterilized, with only the emergency ward remaining open.

Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1M to relief funds

In a pair of tweets, she said she and her three-year-old son were displaying symptoms two weeks ago, and she tested positive after accessing tests through a primary care physician.

Trump, 3M clash over order to produce more face masks for US

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will try to stop “profiteers” from exporting medical protective gear, shortly after picking a fight with manufacturing giant 3M, a major producer and exporter of face masks used to protect health care workers from the coronavirus.

  Feds recommend Americans wear face masks; NY governor says he’ll seize ventilators

"If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

UVA students moved from residence halls to make room for health care workers

About 300 students are still living on grounds at the University of Virginia. Now, many of them are being moved to different residence halls to help make room for health care workers who need a place to stay.

McConnell, Pelosi signal more virus aid likely from Congress

In a shift, the top leaders in Congress made it clear Friday there will be another coronavirus rescue package amid the stark need for federal resources to fight the pandemic and economic crisis.

  UVA’s weekly virtual series called Arts on the Hill seeks to bring community together

The University of Virginia is introducing a program to help bring people together. UVA President Jim Ryan is one of the hosts.

  Nonprofit gives out free supplies to 3 Charlottesville neighborhoods

Some people in Charlottesville now have some much-needed supplies thanks to a nonprofit aimed at helping children in three neighborhoods in the city.

  Face masks recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one

The latest guidance suggests that Americans use makeshift coverings, such as T-shirts, scarves or bandanas to cover their noses and mouths.

COMMENTARY: What a time to celebrate National Love Our Children Day

It seems redundant to have a day titled “National Love Our Children Day” each year. However during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s probably important to take a moment and reflect on how and why we show love for our kids.

  Hobby Lobby closes all store locations

Employees are being encouraged to file unemployment claims with their state unemployment commissions.

  Walmart to limit customers in stores to reduce risk of spreading coronavirus

Retail giant Walmart is the latest to announce new restrictions inside its stores to help promote social distancing and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

  Charlottesville-area experts worry effects of quarantining in domestic violence households

The University of Virginia Women’s Center and the Shelter for Help in Emergency say quarantining at home is physically locking victims in with their abuser, as well as keeping them isolated from resources and people that could help them.

Blue Ridge Guild helps create fund for furloughed journalists

In an effort to combat recently announced furloughs, three news guilds in Virginia have teamed up to raise money for local journalists.

Small biz rescue off to slow start; some banks not ready

The federal government's relief program for small businesses is off to a slow start Friday, with only some businesses able to apply and several banks either not accepting applications or seeing long waits to do approvals.

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

Robocalls have turned from the usual social security fraud scams to coronavirus-related messages. The FTC says some are peddling fake products, and others are looking to cash in on stimulus checks.

  Many college students not eligible for stimulus checks

High school and college students between ages 17 and 24 will not receive money if they are claimed as a dependent on someone’s tax returns, even if they normally work and file taxes themselves.

The Front Porch hosts “Save the Music” digital concert series

A Charlottesville music school and venue is giving performers a chance to share their music with the community despite restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Virginia Institute of Autism works to help students & parents in wake of COVID-19, launches S.O.S campaign

The Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) is working with parents who are now facing new and unique challenges as schools remain closed for the remainder of the year.

  Gov. Northam’s COVID-19 briefing: alternative care sites, recession and budgets, and wearing masks in public

Governor Ralph Northam says he has approved final recommendations for alternative care sites to help coronavirus patients in Virginia. He adds that teams are moving fast on opening the sites, and that they could be ready in about six weeks.

  Corona stops beer production

The Mexican government has shuttered non-essential businesses, including the makers of Corona Beer.

  HBO free programming offers more incentive for people to stay home

The network is offering 500 hours of its programming free for a limited time.

  Florida finally takes passengers of coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, some on stretchers

The exodus from the Zaandaam and its sister ship the Rotterdam could extend into Saturday, officials said.

  Target to limit customers in stores, give employees face masks and gloves

Target is implementing new safety measures starting Saturday, and it may impact your shopping experience at the retailer.

  Hobby Lobby stores in Dallas forced to close after resisting coronavirus executive order

Deputies delivered a warning directly to Hobby Lobby stores in Dallas, causing business at one Hobby Lobby to halt abruptly.

Gov. Northam announces emergency funding to shelter Virginia’s homeless population

Virginia’s governor say an initial $2.5 million in emergency funding will be used to shelter the commonwealth’s homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  US flu activity drops sharply; death toll holds at 24K

While the U.S. flu season is ebbing, it’s still not over.

  Hospitals cancel surgeries, ration care as influx of coronavirus patients continues

With so many medical resources being diverted to the coronavirus, doctors are having to make choices about who gets care and who does not.

  US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

The U.S. shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of the new coronavirus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years.

Oprah, DiCaprio, others launch $12M coronavirus relief food fund

America's Food Fund said Thursday that the monies will be aimed to help low-income families, the elderly, individuals facing job disruptions and children who rely on school lunch programs.

Terri Clark, Lauren Alaina, Ashley McBryde to perform Saturday at Grand Ole Opry. Here’s how you can watch.

It will be an all-female lineup as the Grand Ole Opry continues to broadcast live performances during the coronavirus pandemic at its empty venue.

Gov. Northam orders hiring freeze, agency heads to look for cuts

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is instituting a hiring freeze of state employees and is telling agency heads to look for ways to cut budgets in response to the coronavirus.

  Coronavirus survivor: ‘In my blood, there may be answers’

Doctors want to use blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to treat the sick, giving them a dose of the immune system antibodies that fight the virus.

  After financial hit from coronavirus response, dairy farmers are adapting

Of all the commodities impacted, milk has been one of the hardest hit.

  Outbreak’s global cost may top $4T; auto insurers get break

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed.

  Prince Charles to officially open new hospital for coronavirus patients

The National Health Service hospital at ExCel London will within days be able to provide intensive care treatment for 4,000 people suffering from the COVID-19 disease.

  ‘We need help’: Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.

  Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship

The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus was fired Thursday by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people.

  VIDEO: New York firefighters support, thank hospital workers

Health care workers getting off a shift change at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, got a special tribute Thursday night.

  Ships with coronavirus patients dock in Florida

Cruise ships carrying dozens of passengers and crew displaying symptoms of the coronavirus awaited final word Thursday on when they would be able to dock at a Florida port after officials gave their tentative approval and the state’s governor dropped his previously firm opposition.

  CFA Institute donates COVID-19 protective masks to first responders, hospice caregivers

Thousands of protective masks that are in short supply due to the coronavirus pandemic are now available to first responders and hospice caregivers thanks to a donation from the Charlottesville-based CFA Institute.

  University of Virginia hosts town hall providing updates on its coronavirus efforts

The University of Virginia has a four-part approach to dealing with the coronavirus impact, but if life continues like this, UVA's Jim Ryan says things will get direr.

  Kentucky college student makes coronavirus masks for deaf community

The senior studying Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Eastern Kentucky University said she saw a chance to help the community with masks that uniquely address their needs.

Congressman Riggleman, UVA infectious disease doctor answer coronavirus questions

Fifth district Congressman Denver Riggleman is hosting a series of telephone town halls to answer questions from constituents about the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2nd employee tests positive for coronavirus at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center

The DJJ claims the employees were asymptomatic when they were last at the facility and had limited contact with any youth, per guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

  Stocks end another whipsaw day solidly higher, led by energy

Stocks are closing solidly higher after another whipsaw day, giving the market its first gain in three days. Major U.S. indexes rose more than 2% Thursday.

  Memo: Some in US may not get stimulus checks until August

The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later, according to a memo obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

16 dead at Henrico Co. nursing facility with COVID-19 outbreak

A Henrico County long-term care facility that tested all of its residents because of the scope of its COVID-19 outbreak announced more deaths Thursday, bringing the total to 16, but said many residents who tested positive showed no signs of being ill.

  Democrats delay nominating convention amid coronavirus concerns

The Democratic National Committee is delaying its presidential nominating convention until the week of Aug. 17 after prospective nominee Joe Biden said he didn’t think it would be possible to hold a normal convention in mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US eases blood donation limits for gay men due to shortage

The Food and Drug Administration's new policy aims to allow tens of thousands more Americans to give blood, including gay and bisexual men and people with recent tattoos and piercings.

  Charlottesville animal hospitals make changes amid COVID-19 concerns

Veterinarians around Charlottesville are taking extra steps to keep people, pets, and their staff safe by having them stay in the car and doing checkups outside.

  AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus

About half of all working Americans say they or a member of their household have lost some kind of income due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-income Americans and those without college degrees especially likely to have lost a job.

Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge confirms resident diagnosed with COVID-19

A resident of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, a continuing care community in Albemarle County, has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Feds propose $611,000 fine at Seattle-area nursing home

Authorities said Life Care had at least partially fixed the most serious problems by the time they conducted follow-up inspection in last weekend.

  Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures

A wave of deadly outbreaks nearly every day since suggests that the measures including a ban on visits and daily health screenings of staffers either came too late or were not rigorous enough.