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Ash Wednesday marks the official start of Lent, an annual Catholic tradition. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)

Here are the times and places to get ashes for Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday is going to look a little different this year. The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments released guidelines back in January for...

Greater Williamsburg Business Council talks Economic Aid Act. Here’s how it can help your business survive

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Last week, the Greater Williamsburg Business Council hosted a webinar to discuss the economic aid act and how small business owners can utilize other...
The funding will support COVID-19 preparedness and response measures for the 2020–2021 school year, including testing supplies, personal protective equipment, sanitization, and technology for distance learning. (WYDaily file/Courtesy of Unsplash)

Millions coming to Historic Triangle’s K-12 schools to help with coronavirus preparedness

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More than $220 million in CARES Act funding will be allocated to all 132 school districts in the state for COVID-19 preparedness and response. Gov....
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Here’s how local health care systems are addressing the continuing need for PPE

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While the beginning of the pandemic caused many medical facilities to panic over the amount of needed personal protective equipment, local health care systems...
Nathaniel Moore, a physician’s assistant in the Emergency Room at University of Vermont Medical Center, has started a new charity that collects graduation gowns and donates them to health care systems to use as personal protective equipment. (WYDaily/Gowns4Good Facebook)

A new organization is taking graduation gowns and turning them into personal protective equipment

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When Nathaniel Moore looked around at his peers in the medical field, he was concerned about their lack of protection against the coronavirus. But instead...
Elective surgeries have resumed in Virginia. (WYDaily/ File photo)

An area health care system is not testing patients for the coronavirus before elective surgery while others are. Here’s why

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As elective surgeries start ramping up amid the coronavirus pandemic, some health care systems in the area are taking extra precautions by testing their...
The system uses a concentrated hydrogen peroxide vapor to decontaminate N95 masks, which can sustain up to 20 decontamination cycles without degrading filtration performance. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Battelle)

Decontamination system used to sterilize PPE for reuse coming to this Peninsula city

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Three Battelle Critical Care Decontamination Systems that sterilize personal protective equipment for reuse is coming to Virginia. One of the systems will be sent to Newport News. Gov....
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Justice Department awards Virginia $10.8 million to address coronavirus pandemic

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U.S. Attorneys G. Zachary Terwilliger and Thomas T. Cullen on Friday announced Virginia has been awarded more than $10.8 million in Department of Justice...