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DOC aims to test all inmates for Covid-19

Virginia Department of Corrections says it is aggressively testing incarcerated offenders for COVID-19. While the nationwide struggle to adequately test for the coronavirus continues, the Virginia DOC has already tested more than one-third of the state’s approximately 29,000 offenders. Most offenders being tested have no symptoms; the DOC is conducting point prevalence testing to catch cases before there are any symptoms.

School security equipment grants for 14 county and city schools

Fourteen schools in Manassas Park, Manassas and Prince William County are due to receive “School Security Equipment Grants” from the state to improve safety and security for students and teachers.

Fauquier Health signs definitive agreement with LifePoint Hospitals

The Fauquier Health Board of Directors and LifePoint Hospitals® have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture to jointly own and operate Fauquier Health, including the hospital and its related assets, subject to review by the Attorney General of Virginia.

Citizens Police Academy starts in Manassas Park on Sept. 18

The 11-week Citizens Police Academy will begin on Sept. 18 in the City of Manassas Park. Through a series of lectures, field trips, and simulated activities, citizens will receive training similar to that of an actual police officer.

Congressman Connolly to host senior issues forum in Lake Ridge Sept. 5

Representatives from the AARP, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Social Security Administration, and the Federal Trade Commission will join Congressman Connolly at a senior issues forum Sept. 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Lake Ridge VA.

Fallen tree delays dismissal of Marshall Elementary on first day of school

Marshall Elementary School in Prince William County VA has lost power due to a tree that has fallen on Kahns Road causing dismissal to be delayed.

Oct. 1 workshop to give strategies to aid an “out-of-sync child”

Parents, teachers, school staff, and others in Prince William County are invited to a free workshop on “the out-of-sync child” on Tuesday, October 1 from 7–9 p.m. at the Muriel Humphrey Center, 13505 Hillendale Drive in Woodbridge.

Saturday concussion training session slated for Sept. 7

Godwin Middle School in Woodbridge will be the site a concussion education training session for parents/students on Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m.

School supply donations can be dropped off at NOVEC to help homeless children get ready for school

Until Aug. 30, NOVEC HELPS, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative’s group of employee volunteers, is collecting school supplies for children staying at two homeless shelters: Fauquier Family Shelter and Hilda M. Barg Homeless Prevention Center.

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