New Coronavirus Measures, PPE Fraud Scheme | Top News

Emily Leayman
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Patch has 32 sites in communities in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Here are some of the top posts from the past week related to the new coronavirus and other topics.

Tighter Coronavirus Restrictions Announced By Virginia Governor

On Friday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced stricter coronavirus measures that will take effect at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 15.

Purcellville Plans Virtual, In-Person Events For Holiday Season

The town of Purcellville is preparing for the holiday season, with a parade, tree lighting and much more on the schedule. However, several changes have been made to the town's traditional Christmas festivities to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

'It Changed Everything': Jobs Program For Homeless Marks 2 Years

The coronavirus pandemic has brought more people out to enjoy open air spaces like parks and trails in the City of Fairfax. Some have observed trails are noticeably cleaner. That's all thanks to the efforts of workers who are experiencing homelessness.

Loudoun Schools Superintendent Leaving For Houston Area Job

Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Williams on Monday was named the sole finalist for superintendent of the Clear Creek Independent School District in Texas, putting Loudoun County on notice to begin a search for a new leader of its school system.

Scouting For Food Aims To Help Restock Local Food Pantries

If nothing else, the coronavirus pandemic has raised awareness of the problem of food insecurity throughout the Washington, D.C. region. As such, many people have stepped up and donated time and money to feed families who are facing economic hardships caused by the pandemic.

DC Man Sentenced For Fraudulent Coronavirus PPE Scheme

A District man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 36 months of incarceration for fraudulently selling personal protective equipment (PPE) and filing a fraudulent tax refund request and class action settlement claims, according to a U.S. Justice Department release.

Manassas Councilman Opts Against Seeking Recount In Close Race

Manassas City Councilman Ian Lovejoy does not plan to seek a recount after coming up 127 votes short of winning re-election.

Man With Record Of Indecent Exposures Arrested Again: Police

Arlington County Police arrested a man in connection with an indecent exposure incident that occurred Monday in the Courthouse area, according to the daily crime report.

River Farm, Part Of George Washington's Land, Listed On Market

River Farm, a 27-acre property that had been part of George Washington's land, is listed on the real estate market for $32.9 million.

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