Timeout for COVID-19

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There was an eruption of coronavirus-related activity on Wednesday as the Virginia General Assembly met in a reconvened session to consider the governor’s vetoes and amendments to legislation. In an effort to stay safe and adhere to social distancing guidelines, the House of Delegates met outdoors under tents, while the Senate conducted its business several miles away at cavernous space at the Science Museum of Virginia. Protesters with Re-Open Virginia held a vehicle parade along Broad Street near the Science Museum and Capitol Square, urging — with horns honking and waving signs — that Virginia reopen for business and the coronavirus lockdown be eliminated. Meanwhile, the Richmond and Henrico health districts held a walk-up COVID-19 testing event at Southwood Apartments in South Richmond, as African-Americans continue to be infected and die with the virus in disproportionate numbers.