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  • Feb 10, 2020

Live updates on coronavirus in Hampton Roads: Here
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As the spread coronavirus and we learn about more confirmed cases, more restrictions are being imposed by Governor Ralph Northam.

He and the state health commissioner issued an order Tuesday put the 10-person limit at the meeting. The restaurant can get their food license immediately revoked, and local and state police have the authority to charge people with a misdemeanor if they violate a limit of 10 people at the meeting.

That includes restaurants, a cinema, a fitness center, and other businesses that need a lot of limitations to 10 people at one time or near.

at least two local universities, Norfolk State and Old Dominion, have sent their students home for the rest of the semester.

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Chickahominy District Health said Wednesday night that it was the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Charles City County <. / P>

The man identified only as a woman who has a close contact with other people in Virginia who has COVID-19, according to a news release.

This is the third confirmed case in Chickahominy Health District, according to district news release.

“Our main goal now is to prevent the spread of COVID -19 in the community,” said Thomas Franck, director of the Chickahominy District Health.

He said the health district will work to identify and contact as many people as possible who have a positive interaction with the case and give a “special recommendations” based on interviews with people.

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Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is implementing a car triage screening process in response to coronavirus began on March 20, according to a news release.

triage, which will be 10: 00-07: 00 and will continue every day, will allow patients with diseases of respiratory symptoms, travel history and possible exposure COVID-19 to be screened before entering the emergency department.

“The process is simple and efficient car triage for patients NMCP,” said the release.

People who are being evaluated for emergencies will go straight to the emergency, and people seeking evaluation for flu-like illness or infection of coronavirus potential will go to an outdoor area where they will be examined, prioritized, evaluated and treated by a licensed provider of their vehicles.

“during the triage process, the provider will determine whether further evaluation and testing is required or if the patient can resume home for self-observation,” said the release. “Cars particularly triage screening process to determine the appropriate course of care for patients, not all patients will be tested.”

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Christopher Newport University students will not come back to school to finish out the spring semester.

in the message sent to the university Wednesday, President Paul Trible says that the class will remain online for the rest of the semester. CNU canceled classes on the Thursday afternoon, and many students leave campus Monday as closed to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Students who left the property in the dorm were asked to get them between Friday and 5 April.

Graduation also postponed. Trible said the university plans to hold the event the week of June 19, assuming that no restrictions remain in place.

The ceremony itself will take place at 10 am on Father’s Day, June 21.

Trible message did not say whether the university will refund or credit the students for housing and meal expenses have been paid, saying that they “will try to answer the questions as quickly as possible.”

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Newport News Public Schools significantly expand food to-go program to reach more children while schools remain closed in response to the deployment of a new coronavirus.

Starting Thursday, school personnel will offer food-to-go in a more mobile 13 pickup sites 11: 30-01: 00, according to a message sent to the family Wednesday afternoon. There will be a yellow school bus at each site.

School began offering a pickup eat at seven schools throughout the city Tuesday. The new site includes community centers, Boys and Girls Club and the environment.

Each to-go meal, including lunch and breakfast snacks for the next day.

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The US Coast Guard has cleared a cruise ship anchored off New York after a two-year passenger tested positive for castonavirus earlier this month.

But that ship, Norwegian Cruise Line Bliss, will not come to Portsmouth Marine Terminal. P will be docking during the month when the virus continues to hit the shipping industry.

The cruise line has decided to send the ship to other places, according to an e-mail Wednesday afternoon from the port spokesman Joe Harris. It is not clear where the boats were headed next. At 5:30 pm ,, a website that tracks ocean-going ships in the world, showed the ship heading south off the coast of New Jersey.

Federal agencies, including the Coast Guard and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discussed Tuesday the best way to handle the vessel on a positive report examined two years after the fall of Bliss is March 1 to 8 cruise.

Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ships stop all last weekend. Cruises throughout the industry has been looking for a house while in some ports. The Bliss have been stripped of all its passengers. All crew members have been tested for virus with negative results.

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Hyde County has restricted visits to Ocracoke Island starts at 5:00 am Mar. 19

Only residents, property owners, employees and vendors will be allowed in the Ocracoke Ferry-bound. Starting Wednesday, visitors with reservations for Swan Quarter-Ocracoke and Cedar Island-Ocracoke ferry route will have their reservations canceled and will be issued a refund.

Reservation holders can call 1-800-BY-FERRY to secure the return of their money. For real-time travel information, visit or

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As a coronavirus Closes below the dining room after the dining room, it is evolving a roadmap for a new normal :. A database of local restaurants offering curbside, take-out and delivery services in Hampton Roads during a pandemic coronavirus.

If you have a local restaurant and want to be included, please follow and fill out forms. We will make your ship.

To view a spreadsheet, please go.

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The Red Cross facing blood shortage is important because social distance guidelines for coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of the drive in schools, churches and other mobile sites.

James Hatcher, CEO of the Virginia region of the Red Cross, that they have collected 100,000 fewer units in the last two weeks, largely because of the drive was canceled. They project that trend continues.

He and Governor Ralph Northam, who said he would donate his blood Wednesday afternoon, urging healthy people to make an appointment to donate by going to or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

there is no evidence that the coronavirus can only be spread through blood, Northam says, but the Red Cross has put procedures additional filtering to prevent donors who do not realize they’re sick spread to the donor or another nurse at the donor site blood ,

in Norfolk, they twice donor screening for symptoms COVID-19 prior to the blood draw. donors temperature checked when they enter the office and again while they are filling out paperwork.

There is a collection site in Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach.

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One of the few high school sports that can be easily done by social distance will still be affected by a coronavirus.

Esports match has been suspended for two weeks, Virginia High School League announced Tuesday.

Esports are in a one-year pilot program approved by the VHSL to collect data for possible sanction them at the university level. The first season took place between October and January and the second season is underway.

VHSL will be reassessed in two weeks whether to continue regular season games, which are held after school online at supervised environment.

Platform PlayVS provider will still be available to students who have the equipment and resources needed at home to play the game but the game and the official practice will not take place.

League of Legends, Rocket League and hitting are three games available during the pilot program.

League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena is very popular (MOBA) with its own professional circuit. MOBA hit was the third person who also has put the world championship by the developer, Hi-Rez Studios, and Rocket League football is a game played with Hot Wheels vehicle-styled car that gained a huge following with its own Rocket League Championship Series.

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Snake oil salesmen and scammers abound as fears about the global coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve.

The man was at the end of the phone trying to sell the coronavirus vaccine is a scammer, according to the Justice Department news release. Fraudsters are targeting parents in an effort to exploit their status as the most vulnerable to the virus.

Scammers have set up a website, called, e-mail and posted false information on social media sites, according to the release

They offer moderate to seven types of fraud include :.

Scammers will often try to create false urgency and encourages people to make irrational decisions. The Justice Department offers the following tips: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you do not know who you are talking to hang. Do not click on links in emails, and research any service or product offered to make sure it is valid, and no company or government agency will never ask you to pay for the service with a gift card.

If you receive one of these fraudulent calls, let the police or sheriff’s office know, and filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

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Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond has a self-quarantine after traveling quite a bit over the last few weeks, and suffered minor cold symptoms, according to a news release.

“This morning (Wednesday), Bishop Knestout visit health facilities to receive tests for flu and COVID-19,” said rilis’atas recommendation of a doctor, Noble remained in self-quarantine following the guidelines of the Virginia Department of Health . ‘

Knestout doesn’ t feel very sick, but just want to be cautious while awaiting the results.

For now, he led the diocese through video and other forms of communication, the diocese said.

“We are grateful to healthcare professionals and first responders on the front lines as they tirelessly work to treat and care for our communities,” said diocese. “Tomorrow, as we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph, devoted husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we offer a message of hope and prayer for all the work to tackle this pandemic. ”

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hospital Hampton Roads can be overwhelmed by the influx of patients coronavirus as the outbreak continues to spread – even in the best case scenario, according to new data from the Harvard Institute of Global Health

State health officials. announced Wednesday that 77 people have tested positive for COVID-19 throughout Virginia, with a quick count up since the first case was reported March 7. And these numbers are expected to swell in the coming weeks, as they have in other countries. Washington state, for example, went from 39 cases confirmed to more than 1,000 in about two weeks

Even under the most favorable estimates of researchers -. 20% were infected – hospital in Hampton Roads will struggle to keep up with the flow of patients, the Harvard analysis of the hospital about showing the nation. In this scenario, 265 238 adults need to be hospitalized in the entire state.

Using a 2018 bed hospital and ICU data from the American Hospital Association and the American Hospital Directory, Harvard determined hospitals in Newport News, representing the Peninsula, especially fighting. In some situations, regularly placed under the 10 to 15 area of ​​306 examined.

For example, if 20% of people got infected in Newport News, 89 485 will be sick and 18,700 would require hospitalization, according to the model, which assumes these patients need to stay there for 12 days < p> If it happened during the 6-month window, it will require 497% of hospital beds available in the region -. surprisingly strain on the healthcare system.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Health update the service and the clinical promise for coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release.

Effective immediately, the health system largely cancel elective surgeries and procedures in hospitals and clinics, and will not be scheduling a new, non-urgent ones clinic appointments until after June 1 next.

“In addition, we engaged face to face clinic existing appointment to a virtual visit with a phone or a video where appropri ine, “said the health system in the release. “We are taking this step to protect our patients and slow the spread of COVID-19 to reduce the number of in-person exchanges. This decision also allows us to improve our ability to care for them with emergency medical needs in future COVID-19. “

The changes will also affect dental, occupational therapy, physical therapy and service speech therapy at all VCU Health and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU location.

Earlier this week, the VCU Medical Center announced that his health library will be closed through March 27 and will reopen March 30 at 10:00 the dental clinic, which also closed until further notice except for emergency care.

for inquiries, please call (804) 828-7929 or (804) 828-2467.

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The Department of Defense wants to ship a hospital-based Norfolk USNS Comfort to get ready to deploy in an effort to help the civilian hospitals that may need to be patient relocation are not diagnosed with a coronavirus, according to Defense Minister Mark Esper.

Comfort is one of two ships of 1,000 hospital beds Navy has often been used to conduct goodwill missions and res pond natural disasters and humanitarian crises around the world. The other, the USNS Mercy, which is based in San Diego.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday Comfort will be sent to New York, but it is not clear when. The Navy did not specify where or when the Comfort and Mercy will spread into a statement released Wednesday.

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Portsmouth Fire Rescue placed limits on family and friends who can accompany a patient in an ambulance Wednesday afternoon, according to a Facebook post.

“Our field staff instructed us to prevent non-medical personnel to ride in the ambulance with the patient,” said the post. “This policy helps support the governor’s directive to implement social distance.”

The department said that after the situation has passed, it will return to the normal procedure that allows family and friends to ride in the ambulance with the patient.

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Another James City County residents have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Virginia Department of Health. People who join a dozen others in James City, one in Williamsburg and one in York County who contract the disease.

While Dr. Norm Oliver, the state health commissioner, said in a news conference Wednesday there had been 17 cases in the Peninsula Health District, Virginia Department of Health has registered 15 cases in the district on its website.

There is a lag in reporting the figures, according to health department spokesman Larry Hill. The actual number of patients who tested positive force is not included in the site facing the community at that time were updated – once a day at noon – because patients may not have been told they have contracted the virus when it was updated. After the patients were told, they are included in the number of cases.

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Norfolk relaxed parking rules with one hour free parking at all metered spaces in the city center, Ghent and Old Dominion University.

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Sentara officials said they were suspending the drive-thru testing for coronavirus because supplies are limited.

announcement came offering services in three locations around the area. Station – Hospital Anne Princess Sentara Virginia Beach, Sentara Edinburgh Diagnostic Center in Chesapeake and Sentara Williams Regional Medical Center – the screening of people with respiratory symptoms and determine if they meet test criteria for COVID-19, a disease caused by a new virus.

Sentara said the temporary closure will begin at 02:00 on Wednesday.

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Virginia High School League has postponed his hall of fame induction ceremony because of an outbreak of coronavirus, the league announced on Wednesday.

ceremony, scheduled for 26 April rescheduled for 14 October at the DoubleTree Hotel in Charlottesville.

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This week Governor Ralph Northam prohibited events over 100 people and later urged that no meetings of 10 people or more when he tells Virginians to stay home as much as possible.

In Hampton Roads, arts organizations are getting ready to place near and canceled the event for the next few weeks as the public and health care officials are trying to slow the spread of pandemic COVID 19th, following the national trend of growth of the cinema closesir door.

In New York City, all Broadway shows have been closed until April 12. Metropolitan Opera will go dark until 31 March but will start streaming the show online every night during their closure.

Friday, Pharrell Williams announced that Something in the Air, its music and arts festival Oceanfront, would not go this year. Previously scheduled for April 24 to 26, the festival will not make a return until April 2021.

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There are now 77 cases of coronavirus identified in Virginia, the country’s top health official said Wednesday morning.

The number includes three “plague,” one in James City County two others in Richmond, says Dr. Norm Oliver, Deputy Commissioner for Population Health for the Virginia Department of Health. Outbreaks are two or more cases can be traced to a common exposure.

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“Antiques Roadshow” will no longer be making a stop in Williamsburg on April 28.

2020 touring production has been postponed, “given the developing situation associated with coronavirus,” according to an email from the show.

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Anna Lilly never planned tohome-schooling four children.

But Monday afternoon, he was at Warwick High School in Newport News takes Google Chromebook to help their children in secondary school access their classes online from home.

“Because we had three kids in high school and they all have to do some online courses and things like that, it needs to be,” Lilly said.

After the Governor Ralph Northam announced the closure of the school two weeks Friday, Newport News Public Schools officials worked through the weekend to complete the instructional plan.

Maybe you can not take the family to Colonial Williamsburg now, but the ‘burg can come to you.

historic sites and other local museums beefing up their virtual tours, video and online deals to entertain and educate people stuck at home under restrictions Coronavirus.

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If there is any comfort in a pandemic, it is that the grocery store would be open even if the restaurants and bars do not.

While the short term remains of the supply chain stress and store shelves in many barren have on essentials such as toilet paper, hand sanitizers and liquid hand soap after walking in the product by the customer is concerned, they’ve otherwise been filled well with the food.

when COVID- 19 in Hampton Roads. Note, most programs offer a free trial delivery.

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School closed, and some day cares are closing their doors.

That puts most of the burden the parents who work in the midst of a pandemic coronavirus. But for hospital workers, which is expected to be at the forefront of this public health crisis, threatening staff.

A message to go to the Children’s Hospital of King’s Daughter employees on Friday, suggested one way to deal with the problem -. Child swap

You watch me, and I will watch you

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School districts in Hampton Roads will pay staff – including contracted and hours of employees such as bus drivers, guards and cafeteria workers – while schools are closed in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus .

The next least for the first two weeks of the closure of the entire state.

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Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority announced it would shorten the hours of stores that began Friday to 24 stores on the Peninsula because of an outbreak of coronavirus.

All the stores in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, York County and James City County will be open from noon to 07:00., Seven days a week, until further notice.

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A cruise ship anchored in the waters of New York has been scheduled to dock while in Portsmouth this weekend, but because of concerns over the exposure of coronavirus, the arrival of the vessel has at least delayed.

federal agencies, including the US Coast Guard and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, were discussing the best way to handle passenger ships after 2 years was recently tested positive for coronavirus.

passengers who tested positive after falling from March 1 cruise, according to a statement from the company’s ships, the Norwegian Cruise Line. People who travel on the ship during the trip and the next one on March 8 about 2 years notified by mail.

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