Last week the Virginia Department of Corrections announced that the first reported cases of COVID-19 inside a correctional facility were confirmed. While the virus has not seeped into the local Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren County Regional Jail, Russ Gilkison, the superintendent, said the j…

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The nation’s banks were still receiving guidance late Thursday evening on the $349 billion federal loan program aimed at helping small businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gov. Ralph Northam provided new guidelines for Virginians to follow on Monday, announcing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that everyone wear cloth masks when going out in public.

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Valley Health has announced an interactive challenge asking the community to make 10,000 masks in two weeks.

With social-distancing restrictions in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic, most people are spending more time at home than they’re used to. If you’re looking for a way to manage stress or start a new goal, practicing mindfulness can be a way of facilitating healthy change.

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Shenandoah Oncology, a private practice in Winchester on the campus of Winchester Medical Center, will be closed for nearly two weeks.

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More funding options for Virginia are ready to flow, Gov. Ralph Northam said on Friday.

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and 29 of the 31 Appalachian Trail maintaining clubs have requested the federal government close the trail until April 30 to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Broadcasting from his home earlier this week, Sen. Mark Warner continued his efforts to keep in touch with constituents on the unfolding measures to combat COVID-19 while maintaining the appropriate social distancing mandated by state and federal guidelines.

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is continuing its operations during Virginia’s stay-at-home order, the organization announced in a news release.

New Market Town Council members met remotely Tuesday afternoon to discuss whether they would extend the deadlines and waive late fees for personal property tax and real estate tax bills due on June 5.

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The exponential growth of positive COVID-19 cases is still expected in Virginia but the mushrooming numbers the Virginia Department of Health continues to report have some underlying positive trends.

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Following another memo from the Supreme Court of Virginia, Judge Kevin C. Black announced that most court proceedings in Shenandoah County will be continued until April 26 in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Town governments might need to wait until May to see how the coronavirus epidemic hurts their bottom lines.

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Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order Monday afternoon, putting more teeth on his previous executive orders in response to the swelling COVID-19 pandemic. The order went into effect immediately and extends through June 10.

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WINCHESTER — Some 394,000 Virginians — including nearly 3,000 in Frederick County, about 1,500 in Winchester and roughly 400 in Clarke County — have gained medical coverage since the state expanded Medicaid in January 2019.

Local businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Northern Virginia Daily, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local ma…

Gov. Ralph Northam said Friday that the Army Corps of Engineers is continuing to scope out potential spaces to set up emergency care centers to help alleviate the burden on hospitals if the COVID-19 crisis explodes in Virginia.

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Places of worship around the area have canceled services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and religious leaders are being creative in how they connect with the community.

When concerns about the COVID-19 crisis bubbled up, officials at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren County Regional Jail said the jail was well-prepared to handle the outbreak. On Monday, RSW submitted a list of 64 inmates to the commonwealth’s attorney to consider for early release.

FRONT ROYAL – Town and county leaders gathered together Thursday evening to update citizens on the ongoing efforts at the local level to fight the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic that landed in Warren County late last week.

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One day last week, a piece of banana bread when down the wrong pipe for Becky Moser and she spent 10 minutes trying to get a cough under control. She said she “immediately” thought she had the coronavirus and her anxiety level kicked through the roof so much that she made herself go to sleep.

Billions of dollars in aid will be flowing out of Washington soon into state coffers and personal pocketbooks to salvage some of the economic downturn thrust upon Americans in recent weeks by COVID-19.

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Gov. Ralph Northam gave local police and officers of county sheriff’s offices a new set of rules to enforce as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. In addition to checking on businesses that are considered “non-essential,” police are also now monitoring whether general gatherings of 10 or more are happening.

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Update: A correction has been made to this article. Dr. Greene has amended the number of cases in the region. There are five, not six.

WINCHESTER — As precautions against the coronavirus pandemic continue, area residents stuck at home might be looking to make the food in their pantry stretch longer than they’re used to.

Despite optimism from President Donald Trump that the U.S. will be humming along at full force by Easter, Gov. Ralph Northam said on Tuesday that scientists predict two to three more months of social distancing will be needed as the COVID-19 crisis continues to shut people inside.

Valley Health has postponed all elective and non-essential procedures and surgeries at its hospitals and outpatient surgery centers, the health system announced in a news release late Friday afternoon.