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Poll: Should Virginia Start Reopening the Economy Next Week?

Gov. Ralph Northam announced yesterday that he expects to start reopening businesses in Virginia by next Friday, May 15.

Northam said the eased restrictions would still include changes, like restaurants reopening for dine-in but seating patrons further apart and limiting occupancy.

Northam is the first regional leader to announce a specific date for reopening. Also on Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan pushed back on calls to lift the stay at home order.

In Alexandria, the new infected count is still increasing, though a lack of data from the Alexandria Health Department and the Virginia Department of Health on patients who have recovered has made it difficult to get a clear picture where the city currently stands with cases.

Photo via Governor of Virginia/Facebook

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Alexandria Women for Good donated $6,720 to Alexandria’s Community Lodgings from their first donation cycle! They toured one of the learning centers, met some of the staff and kids, and handed over a big check.

Alexandria Women for Good is a newly formed local Grapevine Giving Circle composed of local Alexandria women who make the commitment to give back to the local community regularly and intentionally. Each quarter they raise money to give to local nonprofits making a difference.

For more information visit: https://www.grapevine.org/giving- circle/3y6h4Ay/Alexandria-Women-for-Good

Pictured left to right: Laura Herron, Laura Turner, Kate Wiley from Community Lodgings, and Laura Bloodgood

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