April 1. April Fool’s Day. In this time of COVID-19 Coronavirus, playing an joke on anyone feels out of place and inappropriate. As dawn breaks along the East coast of the United States, the number of confirmed cases of the deadly pandemic sits at less than 150,000 away from a million infectees. America now leads
COVID-19 coronavirus infections increased to 740 in Virginia Saturday with 99 hospitalized throughout the Old Dominion and 17 dead so far. Nationally, the United States reports 116,050 infections at 2 p.m. EDT with 1,937 dead while worldwide deaths stand at 29,956 with 646,194 infected. In the Roanoke and New River Valley regions of the Commonwealth,
Instead of a crowd of tourists or locals visiting downtown Floyd in the Spring, we have a couple of motorcycles from North Carolina, a drive through ice cream buyers and a couple walking their two dogs — a change of pace brought on by the coronavirus threat that has killed three in Virginia and infected 219 as of Sunday.
We may live in the one region of Virginia without a single reported case of COVID-19 coronavirus but the impacts that are affecting the Commonwealth, then nation and the world are affecting all of us.