Richmond, Central Virginia
10/21/2020, 11:22 a.m.
The entire state is 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.
Business and Facilities
The entire state is in phase three of Gov. Ralph Northam’s reopening plan, lifting more restrictions on restaurants and entertainment venues. The Hampton Roads area joined the rest of the state in Phase Three on Sept. 10, after having increased restrictions due to rising case numbers.
During Phase Three, gatherings continue to be limited but can now include 250 people - up from 50. More info.
There are currently 3,960 beds available with only 23 percent of its ventilators in use. More info.
Gov. Northam announced that Virginia will join several other states in an agreement to expand rapid COVID-19 testing. More info.
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. Most schools returned on Sept. 8. More info.
How to Help
Donate to the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund here.
The Virginia Employment Commission said for the filing week ending Sept. 12, the figure for seasonally unadjusted initial claims in Virginia was 10,100. The figure was the lowest weekly total since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic’s employment impacts in mid-March. File an application here.
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