News to Know for Nov. 9: Biden’s transition begins; Cohort 4 for Chesterfield; Renaming street in Richmond

News to Know for Nov. 9: Biden’s transition begins; Cohort 4 for Chesterfield; Renaming street in Richmond
Supporters celebrate as Joe Biden is named the future 46th president of the United States.

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a look at our top headlines to get you out the door.

Warm Start To Week

MUCH warmer than average weather continues Monday and Tuesday, but a wet weather pattern looms later this week.

Today will be mostly sunny with lows in the low 50s and highs in the mid-70s.

Warm to start the week, then rain likely

Biden’s Presidential Transition

As he begins his transition to the presidency, Joe Biden is pivoting from a bitter campaign battle to another, more pressing fight: reining in the pandemic that has hit the world’s most powerful nation harder than any other.

Biden announced Sunday that former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and former FDA Commissioner Dr. David Kessler will serve as co-chairs of a coronavirus working group to be rolled out Monday.

President-elect Joe Biden will announce Monday a task force of public health experts to help his administration prepare to take on the coronavirus.
President-elect Joe Biden will announce Monday a task force of public health experts to help his administration prepare to take on the coronavirus. (Source: POOL via CNN)

So far, the U.S. has recorded more than 9.8 million infections and more than 237,000 deaths from COVID-19.

Students In Cohort 4 Returns

In our Back To Learning coverage, the fourth and final cohort of students are heading back to the classroom in Chesterfield today.

Cohort 4 is made up of all middle and high school students and will be split into two groups.

Chesterfield County Public Schools will be providing students meals without charge due to COVID-19 (coronavirus.)
Chesterfield County Public Schools will be providing students meals without charge due to COVID-19 (coronavirus.) (Source: Chesterfield County Public Schools)

One group will be returning to in-person learning on Mondays and Tuesdays. The other group will be returning on Thursdays and Fridays.

Face masks and social distancing are required in order to be in the buildings.

Henrico Redistricting Input Session

Henrico County Public Schools will hold three virtual information and input sessions in November to discuss proposals to address specific school boundary situations.

The second session will take place today from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will address overcapacity at Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge by moving some students to other schools.

HCPS recommends the following infection control measures to prevent the spread of these illnesses in the school population.
HCPS recommends the following infection control measures to prevent the spread of these illnesses in the school population. (Source: HCPS)

Besides Colonial Trail and Rivers Edge, other schools that may be affected are Kaechele, Longan, Springfield Park, Twin Hickory and Echo Lake Elementary Schools.

Micky Ogburn, Three Chopt District representative and Kristi Kinsella, Brookland District representative will be attending the session.

Second Semester For Hanover County Schools'

Hanover parents can request to change the instructional setting of their students for the second semester.

Starting Nov. 9, parents will have two weeks to submit a request to either have their students learn virtually or in-person. Transportation change requests can also be submitted during that time.

More details on making the requests will be shared on Nov. 9.

For more information, click here.

Renaming Confederate Avenue

Richmond city leaders will discuss renaming Confederate Avenue to Laburnum Park Boulevard.

The road stretches four blocks between Brook Road and Hermitage Road.

Today’s city council meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Leaf Collection In Henrico

Henrico County began providing annual leaf-collection services Monday, Nov. 9, with both free and paid options available for county residents.

Free collection of bagged leaves is scheduled through Feb. 13.

Crews will work week to week in five zones; each zone will receive two pickups over the course of the program.

Henrico also will offer vacuum leaf collection from Nov. 9 through Dec. 30 and again from Feb. 22 through March 31.

Final Thought

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moments - Buddha

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