KEY MEASURES: Virginia Department of Health
Dashboard updated 4/30/2021. Case counts reflect what has been reported to VDH by healthcare providers and laboratories.
Richmond and Henrico: direct vaccine appointments
“…health districts removed the need to preregister for a vaccine on Monday, opening a pathway for residents to directly schedule appointments instead.“
State eases outdoors mask policy for vaccinated people
“Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday updated the state’s rules on mask-wearing in order to match new federal guidelines …”
Some Virginians not returning for second dose
“Nearly 10 percent of Virginians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine haven’t returned for their second one, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health.”
Current Vaccination Status in Virginia: PHASE 2
Business, Economy, & Labor News
A sign of the times: Christiansburg businesses enjoying some good humor
CHRISTIANSBURG — The last time war came to this small Southwest Virginia hamlet was April 5, 1865, when 4,000 Union troops under Gen. George B. Stoneman swept through the region intent on destroying the town’s railroad depot. Now a new battle is raging here and even spilling into neighboring communities. This one is being fought with words. On signs. And means to spread goodwill. FULL STORY IN THE ROANOKE TIMES
Jobless claims soar in Virginia as fraud cases increase, but claims in U.S. drop as economy heals
Virginia’s minimum wage rises to $9.50 an hour on Saturday — the first increase in over a decade
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