Carilion: We have treated 22 COVID-position patients

Carilion: We have treated 22 COVID-position patients
Based on feedback we've gotten from the community and reporters, there is confusion over the overlap in numbers between us and VDH, especially since Carilion ...
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Northam issues statewide “Stay at Home” order

Northam issues statewide "Stay at Home" order
Governor Northam is ordering Virginia residents to remain at home as the state takes new steps in efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. The ...
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Glazed Bisque-it send their customers home to paint these says

Glazed Bisque-it send their customers home to paint these says
They say necessity is the Mother of Invention and in these days of business shutdowns and social distancing many are learning to be "light on ...
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Details on pandemic-relief small business loans

Details on pandemic-relief small business loans
The stimulus package has been signed into law. It features economic relief for small businesses that are being praised by Virginia Senator Mark Warner. WFIR’s ...
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UPDATE: Woman’s body identified, considered murder victim

UPDATE: Woman's body identified, considered murder victim
MARCH 30 UPDATE: Roanoke Police have identified the victim in this incident as Cassandra Pizzi, 33 of Roanoke. This incident is being investigated as a ...
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Statewide COVID cases top 1,000; Roanoke City up to six

Statewide COVID cases top 1,000; Roanoke City up to six
The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia now tops 1,000. As of Monday morning, the Virginia Department of Health reports 1,020 confirmed cases and 25 ...
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Lung Association on COVID and patients with respiratory issues

Lung Association on COVID and patients with respiratory issues
Coronavirus concerns are especially important for people with underlying health issues – especially for those with pre-existing lung and respiratory conditions. WFIR’s Evan Jones spoke ...
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Its Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week

Its Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week
You may already be doing it, ordering takeout or delivery from restaurants with their dining rooms shut down due to COVID-19 precautions - but now ...
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2 more deaths reported at facility with COVID-19 outbreak

2 more deaths reported at facility with COVID-19 outbreak
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two more residents of a Virginia long-term care facility dealing with a coronavirus outbreak have died, the facility announced Friday, bringing the total ...
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COVID-19 Latest: 22 deaths, more than 100 hospitalizations

COVID-19 Latest: 22 deaths, more than 100 hospitalizations
The latest information from the Virginia Department of Health shows more than 9,100 people have been tested in Virginia. Total cases are at 890 while ...
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Mount Rogers Health District confirms new case of COVID-19

Mount Rogers Health District confirms new case of COVID-19
From Mount Rogers Health District: (MARION, Virginia) - The Virginia Department of Health's Mount Rogers Health District announced today a new confirmed case of COVID-19 ...
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Roanoke City Council Democratic hopeful leaves race to run independent

Roanoke City Council Democratic hopeful leaves race to run independent
Statement from Kiesha Preston: In February of this year I made the decision to run for Roanoke City Council but In the process of seeking ...
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Northam Chief of Staff: solving COVID-19 crisis key step in helping VA busi...

Northam Chief of Staff: solving COVID-19 crisis key step in helping VA businesses recover
Officials in Governor Northam's administration say while a Congressional stimulus package will help the economy recover, solving the COVID-19 pandemic could provide even more relief ...
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Northam: Virginia is short on PPE’s, coronavirus test kits

Northam: Virginia is short on PPE's, coronavirus test kits
Governor Northam today called on the Trump administration to nationalize purchasing of hospital personal protective equipment like hospital masks, gloves and gowns. Northam says Virginia ...
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Regional Partnership launches new website; urges information sharing

Regional Partnership launches new website; urges information sharing
In the wake of COVID-19, the Roanoke Regional Partnership is asking local governments, Chambers of Commerce and other organizations to share the information it sends ...
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Sands: VT student is confirmed coronavirus case

Sands: VT student is confirmed coronavirus case
VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT TIMOTHY SANDS LETTER: In recent days, the first confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Southwest Virginia have emerged. Included among these ...
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That just-passed state budget is suddenly out the window

That just-passed state budget is suddenly out the window
The two-year state budget that was passed just a few weeks ago is already billions of dollars out of balance, the result of the coronavirus-related ...
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Running is NOT Cancelled: you can still get outdoors

Running is NOT Cancelled: you can still get outdoors
Many gyms are closed with concerns of spreading the coronavirus - and some people can’t stay in shape like they’re used to. One local group ...
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United Way of Roanoke Valley launches COVID-19 Response Fund drive

United Way of Roanoke Valley launches COVID-19 Response Fund drive
After talking with numerous community partners and agencies, United Way of Roanoke Valley has just launched a COVID-19 Community Response Fund, which will raise money ...
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Virginia COVID cases jump by more than 100 in a day

Virginia COVID cases jump by more than 100 in a day
As of 10:00 am, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state jumped more than 100 from yesterday to 604 in all. The Virginia ...
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