On this episode, we take a look at what the pandemic means for Albemarle’s budget and hear more from Governor Northam about preparation for the coming surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley reflects on the temporal displacement caused by so many days at home.
“You need to know the truth. No sugarcoating. I know this is hard. People are isolated. You’re worried. And many of you are out of work. My strategy has always been to plan for the worst and to hope for the best.” - Governor Ralph Northam, April 1, 2020
"I encourage all of those Virginians to apply for unemployment. That will provide at least some help. For those who have federal mortgage loans through the Virginia Housing Development Authority we’re deferring loan payments for up to three months if people need it. We’re also suspending evictions with anyone with public housing vouchers.” - Governor Ralph Northam, April 1, 2020
“In the last three months of this fiscal year, the adjustments that the staff will make on the general government is reduce at $3 million. We will reduce our budget and reduce our spending by about $3 million.” Albemarle County Executive Jeffrey Richardson, April 1, 2020
"We will in just a few days be able to present a model that has Virginia specific data which will therefore be more of an accurate projection of what we can expect in the Commonwealth.” - Norm Oliver, Virginia's Health Commissioner, April 1, 2020