Coronavirus

UVA Medical Center following COVID-19 patients after being released from ICU

Many patients who recover from a critical illness in the ICU are not always fully recovered. That’s why doctors at the UVA Medical Center have created a clinic for COVID-19 patients who have been discharged.

School districts preparing social and emotional programs to check on kids virtually

UConn becomes 1st FBS team to cancel football season because of coronavirus

  Virus aid: Where things stand in high-level Washington talks

  ‘We are no less American’: Deaths pile up on Texas border

  Walmart releases schedule for its parking lot drive-in theaters

  More millennials buying homes during pandemic

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Virginia first to roll out pandemic app from Apple, Google

  Major cruise lines cancel departures through October

‘It’s the difference between a good day and a bad day’: Hotline helps those mentally impacted by pandemic

  Homeless among most vulnerable during COVID-19 pandemic

Student loan borrowers: Don’t wait on Congress for more relief

  Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount

  COVID-19 vaccine developer eyeing doses for less than $40

One of the U.S. companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine has released an anticipated price range for doses.

Virginia first state to try pandemic app from Apple, Google

Virginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, becoming the first U.S. state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google.

VDH: 95,049 total cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 2,274 deaths

Check here for the latest Virginia Department of Health statistics on the status of COVID-19 in Virginia.

Images of student crowds raise questions in Georgia schools

Two suburban Atlanta school districts that began in-person classes Monday with mask-optional policies face more questions about COVID-19 safety protocols after on-campus pictures showed students packed shoulder-to-shoulder.

  Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation

Virginia Tech rolls out new Hokie Ready app with health survey

  UVA delaying in-person instruction and move-in for undergraduates by 2 weeks, Students react

Virgin Atlantic airline files for US bankruptcy protection

Staunton Public Library sees record digital usage

Free COVID-19 testing for underserved communities ramps back up in Charlottesville

  ACPS to provide wifi hot spots or in-person instruction to students with limited internet access

The back-to-school countdown is on and Albemarle County Public Schools are preparing for most students to start virtually. After going virtual in the spring, ACPS quickly learned that internet connectivity is complex.

Littlejohn’s co-owner creates GoFundMe to save the corner staple

A beloved eatery on the Corner is at risk of closing its doors forever thanks to the pandemic, so now it’s turning to the community for help.

  ‘Too many are selfish’: US nears 5 million virus cases

Big house parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars and restaurants — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country, and is fast approaching an off-the-charts 5 million confirmed infections, easily the highest in the world.

Clorox wipes shortage to last into 2021

Clorox's shortage of disinfectant cleaning materials will remain difficult to find well into 2021, according to their incoming CEO.

COVID-19 measures could disrupt rare polio-like disease

Health experts once thought 2020 might be the worst year yet for a rare paralyzing disease that has been hitting U.S. children for the past decade.

  Coronavirus: Parents may spend more on back-to-school shopping than ever amid pandemic

Retailers believe the coronavirus pandemic could bring increased back-to-school business.

  Trump says coronavirus ‘under control’ in wide-ranging interview

The comments came in a wide-ranging, contentious interview with Axios that aired Monday on HBO.

Penske reverses course, closes Indianapolis 500 to fans

The 104th running of “The Great American Race” will be the first without spectators, who showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year, even during the Great Depression.

  Worries about 2020 census’ accuracy grow with cut schedule

The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count’s deadlines stalls in the U.S. Senate.

COVID-19 rapid testing prioritized, continuing problem

Four and a half months into the coronavirus pandemic and rapid testing for COVID-19 remains scarce for some. Many people getting tested are not getting results until a few days later.

  Formerly disbelieving, Arizona couple who suffered from COVID-19 expresses regrets

They once laughed about the virus. Now they say it’s no joke.

Talking to your kids about the COVID-19 pandemic may be beneficial, especially with school coming up

The COVID-19 pandemic can be hard for people of all ages, but one relationship expert said talking to your children about what is going on is always a good idea.

  Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests

The Trump administration’s plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won’t supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds.

  Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

Some 23 million people nationwide at risk of being evicted, according to The Aspen Institute, as moratoriums enacted because of the coronavirus expire and courts reopen. Around 30 state moratoriums have expired since May, according to The Eviction Lab at Princeton University.

  More than 100 Waynesboro teachers and staff concerned about in-person teaching

With the first day of school just two weeks away in Waynesboro, more than 100 teachers and staff are asking school leaders to reconsider in-person instruction.

  University of Virginia answers questions about student testing, new problems emerge

Testing concerns in central Virginia have led to questions about the University of Virginia’s plan to test every student before they return to grounds.

Trump claims authority to issue order on mail-in votes

President Donald Trump is claiming he has the authority to issue an executive order on mail-in ballots, though it is is unclear what he could do to curtail the practice.

TJHD analyst reveals lag in COVID-19 dashboard data: ‘it is difficult for us to get this information in real time'

The Thomas Jefferson Health District is explaining the COVID-19 data discrepancy revealed during an ongoing outbreak at Cedars Healthcare in Charlottesville.

  Progress slow on virus relief bill as negotiations continue

Both the Trump administration negotiating team and top Capitol Hill Democrats remain far apart, and talks since Saturday — when the combatants announced modest progress — have yet to lend momentum.

Virtual “4TheHoos” Tickets provide operational support for struggling UVA Athletics Department

Due to the difficult circumstances of this year, UVA’s athletic department is reaching out to fans to help keep the Cavaliers afloat.

Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns

South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, is bracing to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

7 Cardinals, 6 staff test positive; series at Detroit off

Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit.

  Nearly 300 employees in Ga. school district test positive or in contact with virus

Nearly 300 employees in the district have tested positive or have been in contact with someone infected, school officials said.

US Treasury projects record Q3 borrowing of $947 billion

The Treasury Department is projecting government borrowing of $947 billion in the current July-September period, which would be a record for the quarter but down from the all-time high of $2.75 trillion in this year's second quarter.

  Some parents forming ‘pandemic pods’ to teach their kids

It’s August, and kids are going back to school. Some children will go to physical classrooms, but some parents are forming what are being called “pandemic pods.”

  ‘We were a regular family’: Ga. teen loses both parents to COVID-19 days apart

The 17-year-old says he and his parents took all the proper precautions, but they all tested positive for COVID-19. He doesn't know how they contracted the virus.

  Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

Many schools are planning a hybrid approach, with students alternating between in-person classes and online instruction.

Passenger in Virginia refused to don mask, delaying flight

American Airlines says a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a passenger refused to comply with its policy requiring a face mask.

  Family of Cedars resident seeking transparency, answers surrounding COVID-19 outbreak

The Cedars Healthcare Center in Charlottesville is dealing with a coronavirus crisis. As of Friday, July 31, the number of total cases hit 140 according to the parent company spokesperson. In addition the death toll rose to 17.

  Retail rout gains pace, Lord & Taylor seeks bankruptcy

Household names, many longtime anchors in malls nationwide, were already struggling to keep up with a radical reformation in what people buy, and where they buy it. Much of that activity has moved online.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19

Per NFL protocols, Pederson can return to the team facility after waiting 10 days since his first positive test if he remains asymptomatic or at least five days if he has consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart during that five-day span.

Charlottesville teenager creates website during pandemic

A Charlottesville teenager created a website to help the community stay entertained during quarantine.

  With loan money gone, restaurants are at mercy of coronavirus

Many restaurants that got coronavirus relief loans have spent the money and now find themselves in the same precarious position as in the pandemic’s early days.

Brooks Family YMCA to hold remote learning center during school year

Brooks Family YMCA will be hosting a remote learning center for students

  As school begins amid virus, parents see few good options

As the academic year begins in many places across the country this week, parents are having to choose whether to send their children for in-person classes or keep them home for remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pac-12 football players urge opt-out amid COVID-19 concerns

The Pac-12 on Friday released a revised football schedule for the upcoming season, which because of the pandemic is not guaranteed to be played.

  India reports 55,000 virus cases, Florida faces storm

India reported nearly 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and Japan recorded more than 1,500 for a second day while Florida braced for a tropical storm that threatened to hamper anti-disease efforts.

  Scientists study coronavirus outbreaks among minks in Europe

In the meantime, authorities have killed more than 1 million minks at breeding farms in Spain and the Netherlands as a precaution.

  Charlottesville, Albemarle County restaurants limited to 50 percent capacity indoors

Some restaurants aren't making too many changes when it comes to new restrictions

New ordinance sets stricter regulations on mask wearing and in-person gatherings

Ordinances in both the county and city require masks be worn in all public spaces and even outside if social distancing is not possible. The ordinances also rollback capacity limits on stores and restaurants.

South Africa hits 500,000 confirmed cases, still not at peak

South Africa on Saturday surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa's 54 countries.

  Ind. student tests positive for COVID-19 on first day of school

The district’s superintendent, Dr. Harold Olin, says their plan was immediately put in place.

  Negotiators report progress in COVID-19 aid talks

The White House and its GOP allies appear to be retreating from their opposition to a $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit that has propped up both the economy and family budgets but expired Friday.

  Storm could hinder US virus response; Mexico No. 3 in deaths

Hurricane Isaias’ imminent arrival forced the closure of some outdoor testing sites even as Florida reached a new daily high in deaths.

Infectious disease physician discusses pool testing option for universities

Dr. Amy Mathers, an infectious disease physician at UVA Health, says pool testing does have some shortcomings.

Town Hall addresses testing, return of Virginia Tech students

Coronavirus cases are top of mind as thousands of students are getting ready to head back to Blacksburg for the fall semester at Virginia Tech.

Pediatrician’s advice on helping your children keep their mask on

We are about a month away from some local children heading back to school and most school districts may require your child to wear masks throughout the entire school day.

  US sinks another $2.1 billion into a potential vaccine

The U.S. government has a further option for the supply of an additional 500 million doses longer term as part of its Operation Warp Speed program.

‘I was heartbroken’: Mask mandate creates communication challenges for deaf community

The mask mandate in Virginia is creating communication challenges for the deaf community. One woman said she faced communication issues after a Walmart employee refused to pull down his mask to help her.

  Charlottesville and Richmond attorneys encourage Governor Northam to establish additional eviction ban

Many believe evictions will be a devastating symptom of this time of financial hardship, especially since the governor’s ban on them is no longer protecting people from losing their homes.

  Road trip? Quarantines mess with Americans’ travel plans

The web of state and local quarantines is growing more tangled by the day: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have ordered visitors from a whopping 34 states to quarantine for 14 days.

BRAFB predicts spike in need if COVID-19 unemployment relief ends

As current federal stimulus initiative is drawing to a close, food bank representatives say the need for food will sky-rocket and they don’t now if they’ll be ready for it.

  Fauci confident virus vaccine will get to Americans in 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci is returning to Capitol Hill on Friday.

Charlottesville long-term care facility now reporting 17 COVID-19 related deaths

The coronavirus outbreak at the Cedars Healthcare Center in Charlottesville is now turning into one of the biggest outbreaks in Virginia.

  Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season.

Transition from work-at-home novice to pro

As work and home life meld, it’s difficult to maintain boundaries, stay productive and take care of your mental health amid the pandemic.

  Rent’s due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Many left jobless by the crisis are already behind on payments. And the arrival of August brings new anxieties.