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Offenders and staff from Va. Dept. of Corrections test positive for coronovirus

The Virginia Department of Corrections late March 31 received its first positive COVID-19 test results for incarcerated offenders. Three offenders at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women in Goochland, Virginia tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

US okays Va. request to cancel SOL tests for 2019-20 school year

The U.S. Department of Education has given Virginia permission to cancel federally mandated Standards of Learning tests during the 2019-2020 school year.

Resources for Va. farmers, consumers, grocery retailers and more for COVID-19

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently added a COVID-19 section to its website with information and guidance on current issues for farmers, consumers, agribusinesses, convenience stores and more at .

Virginia State Parks open for day-use activities

Virginia State Parks are open for day-use activities; however, overnight accommodations and all indoor facilities will be closed through April 30 in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

VA Governor extends validity of driver’s licenses, IDs, registrations while DMV shuttered

In response to the temporary closure of all Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers, suspension of mobile visits, and the extension of some credentials, DMV is extending validity of some credentials and providing additional information to answer common questions the agency is receiving.

Va. prisons manufacture sneeze/cough guard masks, aim to make 15,000 a day

The Virginia Department of Corrections is now manufacturing sneeze/cough guard masks for use by Virginia DOC staff and offenders. These are not medical grade masks but they will aid in the effort to keep COVID-19 out of the state’s correctional facilities.

ABC to close 12 stores including Haymarket in April 13 consolidation move

Novant Health UVA Health System ready for expected patient surge

Novant Health UVA Health System remains in a constant state of readiness for an expected patient surge and continues to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Healthcare and Hospital Association, according to a news release.

VDOT Traffic Alert: Wellington Rd. near Rixlew Lane in Manassas to close for pipe repair March 13-15

Wellington Road (Route 674) between Freedom Center Boulevard and Rixlew Lane will be closed (weather permitting) from 8 p.m. Friday night, March 13 to 8 p.m. Sunday night, March 15 to replace a stormwater pipe, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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