Coronavirus News to Know: Top headlines on Virginia’s COVID-19 response

Coronavirus News to Know: Top headlines on Virginia’s COVID-19 response
To make it easier to stay up to date, NBC12 put everything you need to know in one place. (Source: NBC12)

Locations

Richmond, Central Virginia

Last Reviewed

08/8/2020, 10:37 a.m.

Overview

The entire state is now in phase three of Gov. Ralph Northam’s reopening plan. A restriction for bar seating will remain in place. An indoor mask mandate also began Friday, May 29. More info.

Stay at Home

Governor Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order on March 23, which ended on June 10. Northam also announced an indoor mask mandate that began Friday, May 29. More info.

Closures

The entire state is now in phase three of Gov. Ralph Northam’s reopening plan. More restrictions were lifted on restaurants and entertainment venues. Public beaches reopened with guidelines similar to Virginia Beach in place. More info.

Events

During Phase Three, gatherings continue to be limited but can now include 250 people - up from 50. More info.

Healthcare Status

There are currently 3,509 beds available with only 20 percent of its ventilators in use. More info.

Testing

Gov. Northam announced that Virginia will join several other states in an agreement to expand rapid COVID-19 testing. More info.

Schools

Most schools have decided on how students will return to learning this fall. Central Virginia’s largest school systems will be completely virtual while others offer a hybrid learning program. More info.

How to Help

Donate to the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund here.

Public Transport

GRTC has implemented guidelines and restrictions for ridership. More info.

Unemployment

The Virginia Employment Commission said there have been a total of 938,559 initial claims filed in Virginia in the past 16 weeks. File an application here.

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