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Shockwaves of COVID-19 shutdowns hits region’s immigrant community

Related Articles: Special: Ongoing COVID-19 coverage School divisions begin prepping for online learning Parents are finding new ways to teach their kids at home In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have closed, leaving hundreds of hourly employees, like workers in hotels and restaurants, reeling from suddenly being out of a job or severely […]

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Community Commentary/Opinion: Seniors must not be forgotten during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is impacting the entire community. We all have examples of ourselves and those we know who need help during this difficult and scary time. We wanted to lift up a group that often does not speak out for themselves. As you consider all those experiencing hardship due to the coronavirus, please think about an important, yet […]

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Charlottesville Free Clinic continuing operations during COVID-19 crisis to keep non-emergency patients out of hospitals

Related Articles: Emergency fund will provide immediate assistance to residents in need during COVID-19 pandemic UVa doctors emphasize social distancing in wake of local COVID-19 diagnosis Special: Ongoing COVID-19 coverage The Charlottesville Free Clinic has always supported the uninsured or underinsured residents of the Charlottesville area. Now, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it hopes to keep […]

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Emergency fund will provide immediate assistance to residents in need during COVID-19 pandemic

In the two weeks since the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has set up a Community Emergency Relief Fund and raised more than $2 million. Now, it has joined forces with Cville Community Cares, the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County to disburse […]

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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 […]

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Area closings, delays and cancellations of note

Need to add, modify or remove an event? Contact Elliott Robinson at erobinson@cvilletomorrow.org. The recreational area around Sugar Hollow Reservoir now is closed, “as visitors trying to access Sugar Hollow Reservoir recreational area have significantly increased in recent days,” according to a news release. Additionally, the Encore Shop at Ivy Materials Utilization Center, the Book […]

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Soundboard: COVID-19 reaches central Virginia

Related Articles: Special: Ongoing COVID-19 coverage Community Commentary/Opinion: You can be a good neighbor and a global citizen during the COVID-19 crisis UVa doctors emphasize social distancing in wake of local COVID-19 diagnosis Soundboard: COVID-19 reaches central Virginia Credit: WTJU This week on Soundboard, we cover the issue that has changed all of our lives […]

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Healthcare professionals draft open letter to Northam calling for medical supply push, partner with local resource site Support Cville

Related Articles: Special: Ongoing COVID-19 coverage COVID-19 prompts protocol changes for city and county government UVa doctors emphasize social distancing in wake of local COVID-19 diagnosis On Saturday afternoon, pediatrician Dr. Paige Perriello was part of a team of healthcare professionals that drafted an open letter to Gov. Ralph Northam regarding the need for more […]

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CACF’s Community Emergency Response Fund raises more than $2 million

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation on Friday announced that more than $2 million has been raised for its Community Emergency Response Fund. More than 150 people and organizations have donated, including two anonymous donors, Bama Works Fund, the Batten Family Fund, the Adiuvans Relief Fund, the Quantitative Foundation, Wells Fargo, the Tremaine Family Foundation, the […]