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City to open Friday at a ‘slow and steady pace’

Even with the coronavirus still causing sickness and death, Richmond is finally set to reopen, though gingerly and in a limited fashion, under what the state terms Phase One. It will be far from business as usual.

COVID-19 testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues across the Richmond area, with new testing events scheduled by the Richmond and Henrico County health districts.

No mask, no social distancing earns Gov. Northam criticism

Gov. Ralph S. Northam apologized Tuesday for not following his administration’s own COVID-19 safety guidelines during his Memorial Day weekend visit to Virginia Beach where he posed for photos with people along the oceanfront without a face mask or social ...

Delegate Carroll Foy announces historic bid for governor

Democratic state Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy formally launched her bid for Virginia governor Wednesday, using email and social media to make an initial appeal to voters in the era of the coronavirus pandemic.

Parades and curbside visits bring joy to veterans’ home residents

Retired Sgt. 1st Class William “Big T” Taylor had not seen his family since early March.

City Council looks to ease zoning for homeless shelter locations

City Council this week took the first step toward lifting zoning restrictions that have largely limited homeless shelters to Downtown and low-income sections of the city.

Campaign mounts to purchase Woodland Cemetery

Neglected Woodland Cemetery — the final resting place of Richmond-born tennis great and humanitarian Arthur Ashe Jr. and thousands of other African-Americans — soon could have new ownership if money can be raised.

SNAP benefits now can be used for online grocery shopping

Food stamps now can be used to buy groceries online in Richmond and across the state.

Metropolitan Business League offering COVID-19 relief grants to SWaM businesses

ARichmond-based business trade group has launched a recovery fund to aid small, women and minority-owned businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced.

GRTC passengers must wear face masks beginning Friday

The rides will still be free, but GRTC will require passengers to wear face masks, or nose and mouth coverings, as of Friday, May 29, to board its regular buses, vans and Pulse rapid transit.

‘I can’t breathe’

Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired in the wake of the brutal death Monday of George Floyd, a 46-year-old father and security guard, who died after being handcuffed by police and put face down in the street, where a ...

Cityscape

Despite the pandemic, construction continues on the new Cardinal Elementary School in South Side, one of three replacement schools Richmond is building.

Area COVID-19 testing available

Here are upcoming free coronavirus testing events conducted by the Richmond and Henrico County health districts:

Richmond ramps up efforts for coronavirus testing, small business assistance

The City of Richmond will be working during the next week to expand COVID-19 testing for highly vulnerable residents and helping small businesses in a major way, even as surrounding counties and most of the state continue to reopen businesses ...

City businesses ready to reopen, welcome customers next week

Renada Harris, owner of Silk Hair Studio on Broad Street near Virginia Commonwealth University spent last Thursday calling clients to cancel appointments made for Friday, May 15, the date businesses were to partially reopen under Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s executive ...

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