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As Charlottesville’s and Albemarle’s public schools move forward with online learning, how are teachers communicating with students?

Related Articles: COVID-19 could lead to child care shortage Parents are finding new ways to teach their kids at home Shockwaves of COVID-19 shutdowns hits region’s immigrant community Since Gov. Ralph Northam shuttered K-12 schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, history and English teacher Russell Carlock has been sending emails to his students, […]

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The Cavalier Daily: UVa to provide temporary housing for healthcare workers in Bond, Bice and Language Houses

By Zach Rosenthal Students still living on-Grounds in Bond House, Bice House and the Language Houses will be relocated to provide housing for University of Virginia healthcare workers, according to an email sent Thursday to students living in the affected housing complexes from Gay Perez, assistant vice president of Student Affairs and executive director of Housing […]

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Groups work to support local farms and access to food during COVID-19

Related Articles: Special: Ongoing COVID-19 coverage How to help restaurants at their worst moment Food justice network seeks to reverse decline of neighborhood groceries Nonprofit organization Local Food Hub has partnered with several local farms for a weekly drive-through farmers market. It also has coordinated with the Food Justice Network to incorporate fresh fruits and […]

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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 inCommentary/Opinion, Health and safety, Work/Life

Community Commentary/Opinion: Commonsense approach during COVID-19 pandemic includes paid sick days for restaurant workers

The best deterrent to coronavirus is common sense. One of the virus’s most powerful accelerants is forcing people to expose themselves to the virus to avoid dire consequences, such as eviction. Many people are swayed from the commonsense approach to ignore the obvious while putting their faith in relatively ineffective techniques. Food handling, especially in […]

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

Community members, landlords seek solutions for rent payments amidst COVID-19

Related Articles: What the U.S. Senate’s stimulus package means for Charlottesville After state suspends new eviction cases, local affordable housing providers, activists and officials outline priorities Special: Ongoing COVID-19 coverage First came the pandemic. Then came the due dates for rent.  Amidst the state-ordered closure of nonessential businesses and educational facilities, some area residents are […]

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As Northam issues stay-at-home order, local hospitals continue to prepare for influx of patients

Related Articles: UVa doctors emphasize social distancing in wake of local COVID-19 diagnosis What the U.S. Senate’s stimulus package means for Charlottesville Special: Ongoing COVID-19 coverage Monday afternoon, Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order for the state of Virginia to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and reduce chances of hospital overflow for critical […]

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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, […]