It has now been a month since Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. It has been almost 30 days since students attended class in person, and thousands and thousands of people haven’t worked for a few weeks. On this installment, Charlottesville City Schools begins lessons again. The Northam Administration sets up a task force to address COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities. The Thomas Jefferson Health District explains more about how the virus works and what preparations are underway to fight it.
“A large number of people who have COVID-19 either have very mild symptoms or they don’t have any symptoms at all. And this has really lead to a couple of the safety measures that have been put in place." - Dr. Denise Bonds, Thomas Jefferson Health District, April 10, 2020
“We also want to ensure open communication between our local health departments and these facilities.” - Dr. Laurie Forlano, April 10, 2020
"This spring, we have enough to worry about so we are not going to worry about grades in Charlottesville City Schools. We are going to keep things simple with a system similar to pass-fail. We’ll call it A or Incomplete.” - Charlottesville City Schools video, April 12, 2020
“Our volunteer Medical Reserve Corps now has 13,000 people signed up to volunteer. About half of those people have medical training. We will work with our colleges and medical schools to reach out to students, especially those who are enrolled in health and medical degree programs.” - Governor Ralph Northam, April 10, 2020