Governor Northam's stay-home order will be active until June 10.

In brief: Stay home

Settle in “Our message today is very clear: That is to stay home,” said Governor Ralph Northam at the beginning of a March 30 press conference. On March 27, the governor issued Executive Order 53, which shut down schools for the rest of the year, closed all “non-essential” businesses, and asked everyone to social distance, […]

The Thomas Jefferson Health Department conducts investigations of each local case of the coronavirus. PC: CDC

How to track a virus

You can’t stop coughing and are running a fever. It’s becoming harder for you to breathe, and you can barely muster the energy to get out of bed. A glance at the CDC’s website confirms your greatest fear: You may have the coronavirus. What happens from there? We spoke with Ta’Kindra Westbrook, a disease intervention […]

Hope and Shirley are long time residents of the Belmont neighborhood. Photo: Zack Wajsgras

Welcome home: Our guide to city neighborhoods

By Charlie Burns, Carol Diggs, Brielle Entzminger, Ben Hitchcock, Laura Longhine, and Erin O’Hare Life here in Charlottesville has changed drastically since we began working on this feature about city neighborhoods, more than a month ago. But if anything, our neighborhoods have become more important. With schools and many businesses closed, we’ve all retreated to […]

Rapper LaQuinn is one of the local artists who has received aid from the Charlottesville Emergency Relief Fund for Artists, set up to help artists who have lost gigs, gallery shows, and more due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Amy and Jackson Smith

In sharp relief: Supporting artists through COVID-19

In an effort to help artists facing financial hardship because of venue closures and event cancellations due to COVID-19, The Bridge PAI and New City Arts Initiative launched the Charlottesville Emergency Relief Fund for Artists on March 20. Artists can apply to receive up to $300; all they need to show is “proof of practice,” […]

Coronavirus coverage

Coronavirus coverage

We're continually covering the impact of the novel coronavirus on our community--this page includes all our prior coverage, including a continually updated list of event cancellations. The first case of COVID-19 in Charlottesville was confirmed on March 16. As of the afternoon of March 30, there were 54 confirmed cases in the Charlottesville area, and [...]