Tuesday, October 3, 2023

ICYMI: WYDaily exclusive on Envoy, stimulus scams, linking shoppers to businesses affected by the coronavirus and more

With dozens of local coronavirus stories every day, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Here are some of WYDaily’s most-read stories so you can get in on the conversation.

No coronavirus testing, no masks

Ellice Darien, a former LPN and unit manager for Envoy said said the facility’s corporate office, Consulate Health Care, told staff they were not allowed to test patients with coronavirus symptoms. READ MORE

EXCLUSIVE: Envoy of Williamsburg won’t test residents for coronavirus, staff say


The city of Williamsburg launched a website to connect customers with city businesses allowing them to continue to “buy local.” READ MORE

Coronavirus: Williamsburg launches website linking shoppers to businesses

Stimulus scams

Whenever and wherever there’s money, scammers will prey on people – and these scam artists don’t care, even if there’s a pandemic going on and people are hurting. READ MORE

Stimulus package coming means scammers a-knocking. Here’s what to watch out for

Still on?

Despite the current health emergency, the festival has not made any plans to cancel, said Alli Pereira, a representative for Virginia Arts Festival, noting the ban only extends to April 23. READ MORE

Williamsburg Live still on, tickets remain on sale. Here’s what’s up


While the coronavirus (COVID-19) closes the doors of many businesses across the country, businesses in the area are coming up with creative solutions to move forward. READ MORE

Local businesses are adapting to the new reality of the coronavirus. Here’s how

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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