Coronavirus

  High prices at grocery stores and supply chain disruptions expected to persist

Americans looking to get outside this holiday weekend, maybe fire up the grill, should be prepared to see high prices at grocery stores, especially cookout staples like ground beef and chicken.

  Trump honors fallen soldiers on Memorial Day in twin events

  Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from N.C. governor

  Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months

  Solemn rituals carry on with new precautions at Arlington National Cemetery

  US faces Memorial Day like no other under virus restrictions

Cities, counties will soon get first share of federal aid

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Sixth inmate in Virginia dies from COVID-19

VDH: 37,727 total cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 1,208 deaths

  1st deadlines approach for laid-off workers to get health insurance

  Memorial Day weekend draws crowds -- and triggers warnings

White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil

No fans, no problem: Some Coca-Cola 600 fans turn out anyway

As summer fun options stay limited, demand for personal pools surges

As options for summer fun continue to be limited in 2020, building pools is becoming a popular alternative.

  US Muslims try to balance Eid rituals with virus concerns

With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebration will pale.

  Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

People around the country are struggling to find ways to honor fallen heroes on a Memorial Day like no other, with people avoiding crowds to prevent the spread of the virus.

CDC, states’ reporting of virus test data causes confusion

Public health officials say robust testing for the coronavirus is essential to safely lifting stay-at-home orders and business closures, but states are creating confusion in the way they are reporting the data.

  Trump’s pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

  FDA commissioner urges Americans to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines over Memorial Day weekend

  White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

  Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

Petco Foundation will match donations to Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA for COVID-19 relief

Trump plays golf for 1st time since the coronavirus pandemic

Batesville Market serves as a “life saver” for surrounding neighbors through pandemic

Just a few months ago before the coronavirus hit, the Batesville Market was placed in the hands of Kristen Rabourdin for the price of $1. Through these troubling times, she and her family have stepped up to the plate because, to the community, their country store is priceless.

  Mo. hair stylist works while symptomatic, tests positive for coronavirus

Between May 12 and May 20, a stylist at a Great Clips came in contact with 84 clients and seven coworkers, who now all will be tested for the coronavirus.

Trump’s disconnect with DC widens during viral pandemic

The capital city’s coronavirus death rate is higher than all but four states: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Top UN official warns malicious emails on rise in pandemic

Izumi Nakamitsu told an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that “there have also been worrying reports of attacks against health care organizations and medical research facilities worldwide.”

Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection

Hertz and its subsidiaries will continue to operate, according to a release from the company. Hertz's principal international operating regions and franchised locations are not included in the filing, the statement said.

Ex-Hoya, ex-Knick, current Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing has COVID

Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital.

Universal Orlando sets reopening date

The resort said it will begin welcoming guests again on June 5.

Uber Eats rolls out more ‘Family Style Meals’

A full rollout in the United States and Canada will come by June.

Pediatricians urge parents to reschedule appointments postponed due to COVID-19

Pediatricians at University of Virginia Medical Center are urging parents to reschedule appointments they were forced to postpone because of coronavirus.

SEC to allow football workouts on campus beginning June 8

The SEC’s announcement Friday is the latest sign that a college football season will be launched in some form this fall.

Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped in mid-March for the first time ever to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

  Trump deems churches ‘essential,’ calls for them to reopen

Many governments — even those where the virus is still on the rise — say they have to shift their focus to saving jobs that are vanishing as quickly as the disease can spread.

  “Joyful Art” project delivers student artwork to nursing homes, long-term care facilities across central Virginia

Students from across central Virginia are sending messages of cheer and hope to help break through the isolation for people living in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Hospice of the Piedmont is delivering the students’ colorful designs as part of the nonprofit’s “Joyful Art” project.

Matthew McConaughey delivers 110K face masks to hospitals in rural Texas

The actor is out delivering personal protective equipment to rural Texas hospitals.

  Governor Northam delivers coronavirus briefing

Governor Ralph Northam held a coronavirus briefing Friday at 2 p.m.

  Big study casts more doubt on malaria drugs for coronavirus

Friday’s report in the journal Lancet is not a rigorous test of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, but it is by far the largest look at their use in real world settings, spanning 671 hospitals on six continents.

  Livestreaming this weekend: Memorial Day, Harry Potter and Gibson guitars

The National Memorial Day Concert, Gibson Guitar's new show and a Harry Potter-themed play get a virtual premiere.

  Will virus keep Florida spectators from astronaut launch?

NASA and SpaceX are urging spectators to stay at home next Wednesday for safety reasons. Officials in Brevard County, home to the Kennedy Space Center, are rolling out the welcome mat in an effort to jump-start a tourism industry hit hard this spring by coronavirus-related lockdowns.

Charlottesville floral company’s business model uprooted by COVID-19

The owner of Plantscapes Florist says the year started off normal, as Valentine’s Day is usually when he sees the biggest sales, but just as business was blooming, the coronavirus came and nipped that in the bud.

Trump orders flags at half-staff in memory of coronavirus victims

This will also be the scene at government buildings and national monuments throughout the U.S.

  AP-NORC poll: Many in US won’t return to gym or dining out

That hesitancy in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak could muffle any recovery from what has been the sharpest and swiftest economic downturn in U.S. history.

  CDC estimates 35% of coronavirus infections are asymptomatic

The numbers are part of new guidance the CDC is providing leaders to help them from planning.

  Classic arcade game Pac-Man turns 40 on Friday

One of the most popular video games of all time is now 40 years old.

  Nation’s capital aims to start reopening May 29

Bowser on Thursday penciled in Friday, May 29 as a potential start date for phase 1 of the District of Columbia’s proposed three-phase reopening plan.

  Nearly 39 million have lost jobs in US since virus took hold

More than 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the viral outbreak.

  'Hundreds of millions’ in bogus jobless benefits paid out

Impostors have used the stolen information of tens of thousands of people in Washington state to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in unemployment benefits.

2020 Dawbarn Education Award winners announced

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge has announced the 2020 Dawbarn Education Award Winners.

Waynesboro YMCA to hold a virtual race

The Waynesboro YMCA has launched its first virtual race. It’s called the Waynesboro Y Masked Memorial Day Virtual Race & Ride.

  GOP weighs jobless aid cuts to urge Americans back to work

As Americans confront a crisis unlike any in modern times, the world’s greatest deliberative body is doing almost anything but deliberate the coronavirus.

Retailers provide different ways to shop while keeping customers to a minimum in Phase 1

Shops and boutiques in Charlottesville are taking things at a slower pace and keeping their doors closed off to the public, even after receiving the green light from Governor Northam.

Central Virginia restaurants deliver meals in honor of EMS Appreciation Week

Central Virginia restaurant owners with more free time on their hands are saying "thank you" to those on the front lines as part of National EMS Appreciation week.

  Facebook to allow employees to work from home for the rest of 2020

CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes over the next five to 10 years, half of the company could be working remotely fulltime.

100-year-old WWII veteran gets standing ovation at hospital after beating COVID-19

A 100-year-old WWII veteran has been released from Henrico Doctors’ Hospital after beating coronavirus!

Charlottesville Police Department partners with local nonprofit to distribute “Bags of Hope”

The Charlottesville Police Department is teaming up with mental health organization Brave Souls on Fire to help support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Broadway star Cordero suffers setback in coronavirus recovery, wife says

His wife Amanda Kloots said his health was going downhill during an Instagram Live video stream.

  Fluvanna County camp changes business model due to COVID-19

After having to close their gates to campers this summer, staff at Camp Friendship are getting creative to make ends meet.

  New website supports businesses in central Virginia

An advertising agency has launched a new website to help promote shopping at small businesses to help the community bounce back after dealing with the economic impacts of COVID-19.

  Pandemic politics: Maskless Trump visits Michigan Ford plant

Pandemic politics shadowed President Donald Trump’s trip to Michigan on Thursday to highlight lifesaving medical devices, with the president and officials from the electoral battleground state clashing over federal aid, mail-in ballots and face masks.

Lace them up: Boxing set for June 9 return in Las Vegas

Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail.

  Wrong video conference help line routes to scammers

Incorrect tech support numbers posted on the internet lead to scammers trying to trick consumers into giving up their credit card information.

  Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital receives nearly $200K donation to support patient care

A $198,545 donation will support women’s health care at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. The Women’s Committee of the hospital’s foundation presented a check to officials at the hospital in Albemarle County on Thursday, May 21.

  Faith groups help people file for unemployment during virus outbreak

Many are frustrated, confused and desperate just trying to file unemployment. Some faith groups are stepping up to help.

Lawsuit says absentee voting not needed for coronavirus

A group of voters is suing Virginia election officials over a loosening of restrictions on absentee ballots for next month’s statewide primary, arguing that the state can’t allow voters to use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to vote by mail.

  Before and after pictures show nurse’s battle with coronavirus

The 43-year-old’s saga began in early March before any of the social distancing restrictions were in place.

  Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released from US prison

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was released from federal prison Thursday to serve the remainder of his sentence at home.

  Politicians seek to reassure as doubts swirl over coronavirus pandemic safety; unemployment rises

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the unemployment rate could peak in May or June at 20% to 25% — a level unseen since the depths of the Great Depression in the 1930s.

  ‘Invisible demon’: Virus hits even top-rated nursing homes

The coronavirus has had no regard for health care quality or ratings as it has swept through nursing homes around the world, killing efficiently even in highly rated care centers.

  Coronavirus outbreaks reported at some churches with in-person services

Reopening churches for in-person services brings an increased risk of infection.

  Residents call for action after dozens of people ignore social distancing, gather at Ga. river

Homeowners living near the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, Georgia are fed up after they say large groups of people gathered near the river this weekend.

Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works closing stores in Canada, US

L Brands announced that approximately 250 Victoria's Secret and 51 Bath & Body Works stores.

  COVID-19 testing in Charlottesville to focus on communities of color May 23

COVID-19 testing will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson School City Center and Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The focus at both sites will be to test the city’s communities of color for the virus.

  Artist puts masks on animal statues at UVA Children’s Hospital

Wearing a mask outside is now a new normal for millions of people because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, an art project at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital is using that “new normal” to bring a smile to those passing by.

  Colleges plan fall opening, but campuses won’t look the same

Even as some universities abandon hope of in-person instruction next semester, citing concerns from public health officials, dozens are announcing plans to welcome students back in August.

  Tenants accused of not social distancing face eviction from Ala. senior living facility

Six residents at the apartment complex have tested positive for COVID-19, and three have died, according to the city housing authority.

Hamlin scores 2nd win of season at rain-shortened Darlington

NASCAR's second race back during the coronavirus pandemic was delayed nearly 90 minutes then stopped with 20 laps remaining because of rain.

  Back to business, but not business as usual as nations open

Schools, offices, public transportation, bars and restaurants are now on the front lines of post-lockdown life — back in business, in many cases, but not business as usual.

Graduation ceremonies draw thousands despite pandemic fears

High schools nationwide have canceled or postponed traditional graduation ceremonies to avoid worsening the spread of the new coronavirus, but some plunged ahead with full-fledged springtime commencement exercises as usual, with tweaks to account for health concerns.

  Staunton firefighters say furloughing first responders is unacceptable

The Staunton Professional Fire Fighters Organization has publicly denounced City Council’s decision to furlough firefighters along with other city employees.