Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply.

On Wednesday evening, Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam were notified that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters, had developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday announced the expansion of the Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP), which first launched at the end of June with $50 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to assist households facing eviction or foreclosure du…

RICHMOND — Though the federal government is asking states to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine within months, some Virginians differ on whether the vaccine should be mandatory when it becomes available.

RICHMOND — Virginia college students returning to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic have been equipped with masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Now, many also have coronavirus testing data available at their fingertips.

As Virginia lawmakers look to reconfigure the state budget in a special session, the Joint Advisory Board of Economics and the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Revenue Estimates say the economy is showing “recessionary trends.”

Gov. Ralph Northam has issued Executive Order 70 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at Virginia’s state-operated psychiatric hospitals and ensure the safety of patients and staff during the ongoing health crisis.

Despite cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise in Halifax County, with three new cases on Tuesday, the percent of those testing positive in the county and other counties in the south-central region is trending positively.

Halifax County Tourism has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus …

SMITHFIELD —hen more than an acre of corn disappeared from his field, J. Brian Carroll assumed a hungry bear ate it. Then he noticed a beaver slide — a slick, muddy trail that tracked to an adjacent swamp.

Starting Monday, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority joins other retailers to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by stepping up enforcement of the face mask requirement in its stores.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.6% in June to 8.4%, which is 5.6% above the rate from a year ago.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week he is calling the General Assembly into special session on Tuesday, Aug. 18, following the governor’s traditional end-of-fiscal-year report to the General Assembly’s money committees.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam highlighted the trajectory of the coronavirus in Virginia, executive actions taken, requirements, recommendations and guidelines in a press briefing Tuesday.

As COVID-19 cases increase around the state — especially in the Eastern Shore region — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is ramping up enforcement of face masks and social distancing regulations.

Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday announced that Virginia ended fiscal year 2020 with a deficit of approximately $236.5 million in general fund revenue collections. While the shortfall was expected due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the state’s economy and budget, it is smaller than anticipated,…

Gov. Ralph Northam highlighted new laws that took effect Wednesday as Virginia begins a new fiscal year.

The Virginia Department of Health encourages all Virginians to respond and engage with legitimate contact tracing calls and emails while remaining vigilant against scams.

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Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday launched the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program, which will provide $50 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding for households facing eviction or foreclosure due to COVID-19.

After teasing a possible Friday start day to Phase Three of the reopening of Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that Virginia would not enter into Phase Three until July 1.

Beginning July 1, Virginia Lottery games will be no further away than a phone, tablet or computer.

Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday announced that he intends to mark Juneteenth as a permanent paid state holiday, starting by giving state employees a day off this Friday.