Sunday, December 10, 2023

ICYMI: Pregnant during coronavirus, faith during a pandemic, quarantine 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.

Pregnant during coronavirus

Each year there are about 900 babies delivered in the Williamsburg area and that number doesn’t slow down just because there’s a pandemic.  READ MORE

Pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic: Here’s what expectant mothers need to know

Faith during a pandemic

Rabbi David Katz inspires his congregation on Friday evenings with traditional songs, the word of God and messages of faith—-all from his son’s bedroom. READ MORE

Faith in the time of coronavirus: Local congregations learn new ways to reach members

Domestic violence

While self isolation during the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) can be stressful for most people, there are those who are stuck in a home with their abusers as a result. READ MORE

No escape: Domestic violence cases expected to rise during coronavirus pandemic


While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to isolate people in their homes, it’s also taking a toll on their mental health. READ MORE

Quarantine, self-isolation: Taking a toll on mental health

First responders

Even though the coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing the way people function daily, there are still emergencies that need first responders. READ MORE

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, some volunteer first responders become limited

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( 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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