Liberty University announced on Monday that Chairman Jerry Prevo will serve as the acting president of the university, following the August 7 announcement that President Jerry Falwell, Jr. agreed to an indefinite leave of absence.
As of Friday, August 7, Virginia has had 97,882 total cases of COVID-19. That total reflects a 2,015 case increase in the latest report. 18 additional deaths were reported bringing the Commonwealth’s death toll to 2,317.
5th District Congressman Denver Riggleman is still deciding his future, but says he will make a decision about a potential run for governor by October. He made the announcement in a wide-ranging interview discussing COVID-19, relief funding, and more.
The mask mandate in Virginia is creating communication challenges for the deaf community. One woman said she faced communication issues after a Walmart employee refused to pull down his mask to help her.
The real number of Virginians infected with coronavirus could be at least twice as high as the number that have tested positive, according to new research being conducted by University of Virginia Health and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).