Coronavirus

  Home Depot, Costco adjust hours, limit number of customers amid coronavirus outbreak

Costco and Home Depot announced measures to limit the number of customers inside their stores at the same time, to promote social distancing.

  Stocks skid worldwide as coronavirus infections keep soaring

LIVE at 2: Gov. Northam to provide COVID-19 update as cases climb to 1,484 in Virginia with 34 deaths

  After coronavirus recovery, Prince Charles pays tribute to healthcare workers

Third coronavirus-related death reported in Richmond

  Kroger announces ‘Hero Bonus’ for frontline employees

  New York City deaths top 1,000 with worst to come

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  Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII because of virus

  You can’t unsee Jack Black’s TikTok video, but why would you want to?

  Truck carrying toilet paper crashes, burns on Texas interstate

Charlottesville shoe company uses 3-D printers to develop respirator masks for first responders

How to prep for and spend your government relief check

HCA Virginia implements ‘universal masking’ protocol to prevent coronavirus spread

Hanover County Parks and Recreation closes playgrounds, picnic shelters

Hanover County Parks and Recreation has closed its parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, picnic shelters, Pole Green State Park and historic sites.

Rappahannock Health District confirms first COVID-19 related death

Rappahannock Health District confirms its first coronavirus (COVID-19) related death.

  A nurse worked for a week while infected with the coronavirus. The hospital wasn’t testing staff.

A nurse says she worked for about seven days at two hospitals in New York City while infected with the coronavirus.

  Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following coronavirus guidelines

Officials described a death toll that in a best-case scenario would likely be greater than the more than 53,000 American lives lost during World War I.

  Rural areas fear spread of coronavirus as more hospitals close

  Minn. state trooper gives doctor masks instead of speeding ticket

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s misfires on virus death rates, tests

  US warship captain seeks crew isolation as coronavirus spreads

  Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirus

Goochland Drive-in Theater decides not to open

Pastor of La. church charged, accused of disobeying governor’s order

The pastor of a church in Central, La. will be charged with six misdemeanor counts of disobeying the powers of the governor.

  Doctor kicked out of Ind. gas station for being Asian in coronavirus-related discrimination

Police say they have been notified of the situation, and the gas station has been advised that discrimination is inappropriate.

  Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

The number of U.S. deaths could range from 100,000 to 240,000 even if Americans continue to stay home and limit contact with others, experts predicted at a media briefing with President Donald Trump.

Man hides coronavirus symptoms to visit expectant wife at NY hospital

Following the incident, the hospital system announced all workers and visitors, as well as patients displaying COVID-19 symptoms, will wear protective masks.

  CNN’s Chris Cuomo hosts show from basement after testing positive for coronavirus

Cuomo, who said he’s been experiencing coronavirus symptoms, said he had been exposed to people who had tested positive.

  ‘Always had a kind word to say about others’: Family honors 60-year-old Chester man who died of COVID-19

The Chesterfield Health District has announced the first death in the district related to COVID-19.

  NCAA ruling to allow extra year of eligibility impacts local schools

The NCAA ruled on Monday to allow spring sports student-athletes who had their seasons canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic one additional year of eligibility.

Henrico Schools announce grading plans

Henrico County Public Schools have announced its grading plans and the next steps moving forward after schools were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Should you wear mask in public if not sick with coronavirus?

Front-line health workers have the greatest need for masks. And when people are sick, wearing a mask helps lessen the chances of infecting others. In places where relatives care for the sick at home, the World Health Organization also has recommended they wear a mask.

  Florida docking plan in the works for ill-fated cruise ships

Passengers from an ill-fated South American cruise are anxious to disembark once they reach Florida, but Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state’s health care resources are already stretched too thin to take on another ship’s coronavirus caseload.

First deaths in Richmond related to COVID-19 were Greyhound bus drivers

The Richmond City Health District is reporting the first two deaths of city residents related to COVID-19.

Three inmates at correctional center in Goochland test positive for COVID-19

The Virginia Department of Corrections says three inmates at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women in Goochland have tested positive for COVID-19.

Rosie’s giving meals to those on frontlines of COVID-19 response

Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Richmond, along with the other locations across Virginia, will be making meals for those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Sussex County confirms first case of COVID-19

Sussex County confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 31.

  ‘Star Wars’ actor Andrew Jack dies of coronavirus at 76 in Britain

Andrew Jack appeared in “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” as General Ematt, as well as “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.”

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

While more people have been connected in recent years, tens of millions still lack access to high-speed internet because phone and cable companies hesitate to invest in far-flung rural areas.

UVA nursing students attend online dog therapy office hours

Students at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing are staying calm and focused during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks in part to virtual therapy dog office hours.

Businesses may get COVID-19 relief loans as soon as Friday

Companies will be able to submit applications on Friday.

  Ardent Craft Ales opens food bank for restaurant workers

Ardent Craft Ales is teaming up with Sysco, The Holli Fund and Digital Minerva to launch a food bank for restaurant workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Petersburg Area Transit suspending service amid COVID-19 pandemic

Petersburg Area Transit is suspending service to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

  VIDEO: Indiana woman creates goofy COVID-19 song to Beatles tune

The 65-year-old retired worship leader came up with the lyrics while she was trying to fall asleep.

  At least 28 test positive for COVID-19 in Texas after chartered spring break trip

At least 28 out of approximately 70 people who took a chartered flight for a spring break vacation to Mexico have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Stocks drift, still headed to worst quarter since 2008

The surge of coronavirus cases around the world has sent markets to breathtaking drops since mid-February, undercutting what had been a good start to the year.

  Window signs: An easy craft that can help spread joy

If you're looking for a way to pass the time with the kids, think of making a window sign!

  How to strengthen your immune system to combat illnesses

Isolating due to the coronavirus is not the only way you can help keep yourself from getting sick. Boosting your immune system is a good idea to ward off illness and you can do that from the comfort of your own home.

The 2020 toilet paper crisis: Calculating how long your supply will last

When news of the COVID-19 really started hitting home for people in the United States, it seems that one of the first things citizens did was panic-buy toilet paper.

  Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout

The decision prompted a rebuke from New York Attorney General Letitia James, who called on the National Labor Relations Board to investigate.

  A guide to surviving financially as the bills come due

The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April's bills are coming due. Here is help navigating the biggest issues.

  What Virginia’s ‘stay-at-home’ order means for you

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Monday people must remain in their home unless they must go out for food, supplies, essential work and medical care.

Sheehy auto stores offering 50% vehicle service discount to healthcare workers

Sheehy auto stores are offering a 50 percent discount to healthcare workers for vehicle services through the month of April.

Prosecutor: Michigan man who claimed to have COVID-19 at Kroger tested negative

A Michigan man arrested for coughing on and touching items in a Kroger while claiming to have COVID-19 last Friday has tested negative for the illness.

  Richmond-area events canceled, postponed amid coronavirus outbreak

Mayor Levar Stoney is recommending that organizers of large events postponed or cancelled within Richmond’s city limits.

Bon Secours temporarily furloughs employees not working directly on COVID-19 response

Bon Secours said in a statement that it will temporarily furlough employees who are not working directly with the coronavirus response.

  Attorney gets client out of jail over COVID-19 concerns; state pushes effort

Jails and prisons around the commonwealth are figuring out what to do about inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Tenor Plácido Domingo feels ‘fine’ after coronavirus

The 79-year-old was reportedly hospitalized in Mexico after publicly acknowledging on March 22 that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and said he was going into isolation.

  Coronavirus slump expected to rival big recessions in history

In a wide-ranging report using data that in parts goes back 800 years, Jim Reid and Henry Allen found that the downturns are in many cases set to be deeper than those endured in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis 12 years ago — and then some.

  Number of coronavirus-related deaths at Henrico long-term care center roughly 33% of state total

The number of deaths at the facility linked to COVID-19 make up roughly 33% of the total number of deaths in Virginia.

  Sesame Workshop enlists Elmo, Cookie Monster on hand washing

The beloved Sesame Street Muppets are featured in some of four new animated public service spots reminding young fans to take care while doing such things as washing hands and sneezing.

  Doctors say pink eye a potential symptom of COVID-19

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is recommending doctors take coronavirus precautions when dealing with patients, as several reports suggest the virus can cause conjunctivitis, or pink eye.

  Coronavirus: Walmart to take workers’ temperatures, provide gloves and masks

The company’s policy already asks workers to self-monitor for symptoms of the virus and not come to work if they don’t feel well.

  Dozens of choir members sickened by coronavirus, 2 dead, after early March rehearsal

Before businesses and schools shut down, nearly 60 people in the choir met at a church to practice. The choir said nearly everyone who had shown up was sick days later.

  Fed steps in once again to try to smooth out lending markets

The Fed is trying to facilitate lending and boost confidence that it will do all it can to support the global financial system.

  WATCH: Goats take over Welsh city while people are on lockdown

Local folks in the coastal town west of Liverpool are finding the critters pretty much everywhere, in gardens, backyards and the strolling along Llandudno’s empty streets.

  Neurosurgeon who separated conjoined twins dies from complications of coronavirus

Renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Jim Goodrich died Monday of complications related to coronavirus.

Philip Morris USA sets limited restart at South Richmond

Philip Morris USA says it plans a limited restart of production at its South Richmond plant next week

Here’s what will — and won’t — change under Gov. Ralph Northam’s new stay-at-home order

But for everyday Virginians, there’s not much of change between the new directive and previous restrictions announced by the administration.

  More than 500 Chesterfield County employees furloughed until further notice

The county announced that more than 500 part-time and full-time employees have been furloughed until further notice beginning April 4.

NASA offering fun activities for families stuck at home during coronavirus outbreak

NASA’s website includes dozens of tutorials on different STEM activities for kids and adults alike.

  Calif. phone case company starts making masks as need for medical gear grows

Nomad said their goal is to get as many masks to as many people who need them as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

DMV extends closures through April

The DMV announced via social media and its website that all Virginia DMV customer service centers has extended its closures until April 23.

  How will we vote? Outbreak revives debate on mail-in ballots

In some states, it would amount to a major revamp of their voting system just eight months before an election.

Two Virginia ABC stores will reopen soon after COVID-19 cases

Two Virginia ABC stores have reopened after coronavirus (COVID-19) cases caused the stores to close down.

2020 Friday Cheers makes updates amid coronavirus outbreak

2020 Friday Cheers has announced updates amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  Daughter says goodbye to mother dying of coronavirus over FaceTime

Knowing her patient would die soon, a charge nurse got dressed in protective gear and used her personal cell phone to help her daughter say goodbye over FaceTime.

  Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier due to coronavirus

The one-day strikes had little impact on consumers, but the unrest called attention to mounting discontent among low-wage workers who are on the front lines of the pandemic.

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The council is made up of college sports administrators representing all 32 D-I conferences, plus two members of the student-athlete advisory committee.

  Despite isolation, Sportable keeping athletes active

Many non-profits have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, and that includes Sportable in Richmond, an organization centered on adaptive sports. No matter what the sport may be, Sportable has had athletes with disabilities in Central Virginia covered since 2005.

  Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak.