VIRGINIA (WDVM) — Gov. Ralph Northam gave an update at 2 p.m. Wednesday to the status of Virginia’s COVID-19 response and recovery.
During the press conference, Northam announced a work group which will work on lowering the cost and improving the quality of health care in the state. The Virginia Department of Health plans to hire 1,000 new contact tracers with funding through the CARES Act, Northam said.
In regards to personal protective equipment, the governor said Wednesday that “We are now in a place where our hospitals have an adequate supply.”
There are some free testing events in northern Virginia happening this week. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., people residing in Prince William County can visit three different testing sites. The testing will be done from May 20-22, and the sites are not taking appointments. Only the first 75 people will be tested:
- GMU Map Clinic: 99 Tremont St., Manassas Park
- 9600 Block Grant Ave, Manassas
- Kilby Elementary School: 1800 Horner Rd., Woodbridge
Watch a full replay of the Wednesday press conference below:
More Virginia news on WDVM:
- Several peaceful protests in Richmond on Sunday despite a weekend of violence
- Prince William County implements virtual resources for those facing substance use disorders
- County Executive discusses “Fairfax Forward” the county’s move to phase one
- Summer concerts and fourth of July events are now cancelled in Fairfax
- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton holds round table on families and technology screen time