Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Department of Health are partnering on a new COVID-19 study in southwest Virginia. The health system is recruiting volunteers, and says the effort will help public health officials understand how the pandemic is unfolding in our area.
The 1,208 pound, 25-foot-long, 45-year-old shark, famous for being difficult to work with on the set of Steven Spielberg’s classic thriller, on Friday was hoisted up in the air above the main escalator of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles
As the prospect of casino gambling generates headlines in Virginia, the state is moving forward with another form of wagering. The Virginia Lottery is now reviewing 25 applications for 12 mobile sports betting permits, and the first licenses could be issued early next year.
Income took a 50% drop when the lockdown began in the spring, but as things opened up they saw some of their best weekends ever, and by this month revenues were just shy of last year’s, which was the park’s best year ever.
Many businesses have struggled during the pandemic, but some have seen a dramatic growth in online sales. Count Goodwill Industries of the Valleys among the organizations that have benefited from an increase in ecommerce.
Dr. Mariana Gomez said the patients she has worked with are often times surprised by the impacts of the virus because they’ve had other family and friends test positive and only show very mild symptoms.
The members of the group approved a charter for the committee after consulting with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer, Dr. Janice Underwood and secretary of education, Atif Qarni.