With much of the Arlington population confined to their homes, it’s little surprise that residents are generating more trash.
But the scale of the increase — more than 30% by weight — is straining the trash collectors, who are trying to stay on the job and stay healthy during the outbreak.
Local residents can expect changes to their trash and recycling starting today (March 30).
Fairfax County announced on Friday that the Solid Waste Management Program is making some changes to trash and recycling collection to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
“These changes will remain in effect until the public health emergency passes,” the county said. “Additional changes may be announced if the situation worsens in our area.”
A member of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The deputy, who serves in the Field Operations Division, tested positive for COVID-19 Monday morning, according to the LCSO, which reported he has mild, allergy-like symptoms and is recovering at home.
Three Richmond Ambulance Authority employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, the ambulance service said Monday.
The employees include a paramedic, EMT and a support staff member. The authority said in a news release that none of the three "are believed to have contracted" the virus while at work and didn't interact with their co-workers or patients while they were ill.
Financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is still coming into focus in Richmond, but local leaders say they’re bracing for more bad news.
“I would suspect we’re going to have a shortfall,” said Chris Hilbert, the City Council’s vice president, of the fiscal year that ends June 30.
Richmond Public Schools can now move forward with plans to purchase an additional 2,030 chromebooks for students, along with internet hotspots. The laptops will go to students whose families don’t have the devices at home, and the district will prioritize distribution to high school students, ESL students and students with disabilities.
The school board approved a resolution in its last meeting allowing for emergency-related budget transfers of up to $1 million, barring objections from two or more board members. School board member Scott Barlow introduced that resolution.
Norfolk said Monday it will furlough 550 part-time city employees — more than 10% of its workforce — and switch other workers’ schedules in response to continued requests from Gov. Ralph Northam for residents to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came Monday morning, before Northam officially issued a stay-home order for the state.
It was a dramatic departure from staffing plans discussed by City Manager Chip Filer last week ...
With a governor’s stay-at-home order in effect until June 10, local governments are continuing to switch their meetings to digital formats.
Gov. Ralph Northam signed an order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people as cases of the coronavirus continue to rise.
In following the governor’s order, and to decrease the chance of spreading the virus, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors announced that its 5 p.m. Wednesday meeting will be the first virtual one for the board.
Roanoke City Public Schools has suspended its meal delivery service until further notice, the district announced in a Facebook post on Monday evening. Employees are not to report to work, either, and school buildings will be closed until further notice, the post stated.
The Roanoke City Democratic Committee faced a difficult decision about how Democrats will pick their nominees for the city council race with the COVID-19 pandemic worsening each day.