Tuesday Coronavirus Update

There are now 93,106 cumulative cases of coronavirus with 8,018 hospitalizations and 2.218 deaths. To date, a total of 15 COVID-19 outbreaks in meat and poultry processing facilities in Virginia have been identified.

More than 60 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in an ongoing outbreak at a West Virginia nursing home, officials said Monday.

Republican Gov. Jim Justice said 31 staffers and 33 residents at the Princeton Health Care Center have tested positive. Nineteen people linked to the Mercer County facility have been hospitalized. Three have died.

“Absolutely the Princeton situation is not good,” he said, adding that “our people are staying on top of this to the very, very best of our abilities.”

Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch said the state National Guar

American Airlines says a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a passenger refused to comply with its policy requiring a face mask.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the incident occurred Sunday morning at Richmond International Airport.

The airline said the plane returned to the gate. And the passenger ultimately exited the plane. The flight then departed for North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport without further issues.

‘Stuff The Bus’ Campaign In Covington

Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide new
school supplies to local children in need during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event at
313 Thacker Ave, Covington VA 24426, August 7-9, 2020.
This year, the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event in Covington is one of more than 4,500
similar events taking place at Walmart stores across the country. When shoppers visit
Walmart on August 7-9, they can purchase and drop off requested items at Salvation
Army collection bins at the front of each store.
For those who are unable to attend this event you can purchase items on the Walmart
Registry
www.walmart.com/lists/view-events-registry-items?id=005abcaf-22c9-40ed-a9c7-06775c87765e.

Honors For Alleghany, Bath and Highland Bar Associations

It was recently announced by the Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Association (CLSBA), a division of the Virginia State Bar, that it had given an award to the Alleghany, Bath, and Highland Bar Associations (ABH) for successfully putting on a Senior Law Day (SLD) program on the date of August 14, 2019. The Award of Merit will be formally presented to the ABH Bar at 2:00 PM, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, by Attorney Roy Creasy, Chair-elect of the Conferences of Local and Specialty Bar Associations, a division of the Virginia State Bar.

City Of Covington Looking For Two Custodians

The City of Covington is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Custodian. There will be two part-time positions available offering approximately 25 hours per week that involve very detailed cleaning of both public and office areas with specific assigned duties. The position offers a starting pay of $12.00 per hour and does not include benefits. Schedules will either be morning or afternoon-evening based, Monday through Friday and an occasional weekend may be required.

The Custodian will thoroughly clean designated areas and complete other cleaning tasks as necessary. The jobs require wearing personal protective equipment as necessary per CDC guidelines and Virginia Department of Labor Standards.

Grants For Groups With Innovative, Practical Community Problems

The Community Foundation for Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath has grants of typically between $500 and $2500 to give to entities with practical and innovative solutions to community problems. According to officals, applicants should demonstrate their ideas, ecially those not currently addressed by another organization. Applications are due by August 1st, 2020 and can be completed online at www.cfrba.org/grants/grant-application/.

Road Advisory For Monday And Beyond

Starting today, Monday, all paved travel lanes on Carpenter Drive will be closed for road stabilization work. The only route through the immediate area involves using a temporary gravel road which will require reduced speed and heavy construction traffic due to deliveries. Other routes are strongly advised for safety. Also, Rayon Bridge has a posted weight limit of 20 tons for small trucks and 32 tons for large trucks, and should only be used by personal use vehicles and lightweight work vehicles.

Monday Coronavirus Update

There are now 91.872 cases of COVID-19 in Virginia with 7,955 hospitalizations and 2,218 deaths.

On current course, Virginia is projected to have 13,000 weekly confirmed cases, and growing, by early September.
On July 18, the reproduction rate dipped below 1.0 statewide, including a large drop in the Eastern Region.
The reproduction rate has been volatile as cases have surged. Early estimates have tended to underestimate the reproduction rate.

West Virginia has set a record for newly confirmed coronavirus cases as infections, deaths and hospitalizations surge in the state, according to health data released Friday.

The state recorded 182 new cases Thursday, the highest daily total since the outbreak began. Officials also reported record highs in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, intensive care unit patients and virus ventilator use.

Republican Gov. Jim Justice renewed his call for residents to wear masks and urged people to take the virus seriously as it surges within West Virginia and in surrounding states. Still, he declined to reimpose additional virus restrictions Friday, but did not rule out such measures if metrics continue to climb.

ABC Summer Cyber Sale

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) will hold its first ever Summer Cyber
Sale on Aug. 5, featuring 20% off all online purchases of $100 or more.
The promotion will be available on Wednesday, Aug. 5 from midnight until 11:59 p.m., with the discount
automatically applied at checkout once the $100 minimum is reached. All products available for online ordering
will be eligible for the discount, while supplies last. Products that do not display an “Add to Cart” button are
unavailable for online ordering.
Customers can choose to pick up their order in their local store or schedule a time for curbside pickup of their
online order at least two hours after the order is placed. Currently 370 of 389 ABC stores offer curbside pickup.
Customers who opt for in-store pickup are required to wear a face mask or face covering and observe social
distancing when inside the store.

Substitute Teacher, Teacher Assistant Orientations Upcoming

There are substitute teacher/ teacher assistant orientations upcoming for Alleghany County Public Schools. The dates are August 5, August 13 and September 4, 2020. The sessions are taking place at the Alleghany County School Board office at 8:30 a.m, and seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 540-863-1814. You can submit an application and get additional orientation dates by going to www.alleghany.k12.va.us

Friday Coronavirus Update

There are currently 88,904 cases of coronavirus cumulatively in Virginia with 7,786 hospitalizations and 2,141 deaths.

Virginia’s governor and two U.S. senators urged President Trump to respond to the nation’s worst coronavirus outbreak that has occurred inside an immigrant detention center, calling it a “dire situation.”

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 262 undocumented immigrants are being monitored at the privately owned Farmville Detention Center after testing positive for COVID-19, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Immigrant advocates have called the detention center a “tinderbox” of infection and Gov. Ralph Northam as well as U.S. senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, all Democrats, have urged Trump to send in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help stem the outbreak.

The outbreak “presents a clear risk to individuals within the facility, but also endangers the broader community as facility staff and released detainees have interaction with the general public,” Sen. Tim Kaine and Sen. Mark R. Warner wrote in a joint statement Wednesday.