Posted inHealth and safety

Could the principles of hiking safety offer some wisdom for measures to stop the spread of COVID-19? To one local doctor, the answer is yes.

After producing a video with Scottsville Town Councilor Dan Gritsko and his son, Caleb, that urges young people to take precautions to protect themselves and others from the novel coronavirus, Dr. Greg Gelburd, owner and founder of Downtown Family Health Care in Charlottesville, spoke with Charlottesville Tomorrow freelance reporter Kate Hidalgo Bellows about the video, his […]

Posted inGovernment and public institutions, Health and safety, Our neighborhoods

After state suspends new eviction cases, local affordable housing providers, activists and officials outline priorities

On March 16, Virginia Supreme Chief Justice Donald Lemons issued an order declaring a judicial emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, suspending all non-essential non-emergency court proceedings, including new eviction cases, until April 6. In the face of growing demands that people stay at home if they can, business closures and ensuing job loss, […]

Posted inGovernment and public institutions, Health and safety, Work/Life

Business owners ponder their futures as governor ratchets up restrictions

On Monday afternoon, Gov. Ralph Northam issued an executive order that orders the closure of public schools for the remainder of the school year and that certain “non-essential” businesses — including recreation and entertainment businesses and dining areas at restaurants — close for the next 30 days amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With the social distancing […]