The number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia continues to rise, with over a thousand new cases reported on Friday, May 1. For comparison, there were 234 new cases reported a month ago on April 1. The cumulative total then was 1,484 and now it is 16,901. Elective surgeries can now begin again in Virginia, though the stay at home order remains in place until June 10. This episode completes our coverage of the April 28, 2020 Charlottesville City Council meeting, and captures the mid-week briefing of Governor Ralph Northam at which it was announced elective surgeries could resume. There is also another news update.