A hurricane watch was upgraded to a hurricane warning Friday afternoon for parts of Florida as Hurricane Isaias churned closer to the Sunshine State and threatened the entire East Coast of the United States. The category one storm is expected to make its way up the coast to North Carolina and southeastern Virginia early next week, potentially causing some flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
Northam's executive order and State Health Commissioner Norm Oliver's public health emergency order will take effect at the start of Friday in Hampton Roads. The localities include Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, Poquoson, James City County, and York County.
A customer at a Sterling coffee shop was caught on video Sunday afternoon berating a barista for asking her to wear a mask while inside the shop. The barista offered to bring the customer's order outside. But the customer still went into a diatribe about her rights being violated when the barista asked her to put on a mask or wait outside for her order.
The Virginia High School League voted 34-1 Monday morning during a video conference to adopt the third model for reopening sports and activities for the upcoming school year. The approved model calls for delaying all sports seasons, including football, and creating a condensed schedule, which would tentatively start Dec. 14 for winter sports and end on June 26 with spring sports.
On Thursday, NASA sent its next rover to Mars, and it has a little piece of Burke, Virginia going with it. Earlier this year, Lake Braddock Secondary School student Alexander Mather was named as the winner to name the rover Perseverance.
D.C. Department of Health on Monday released its first list of states deemed to be at high risk for transmitting the new coronavirus. People traveling from these 27 states to D.C. will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days when they arrive.
The Washington Nationals kicked off Major League Baseball's 60-game experiment this weekend and the players failed in their first test. Players hugged each other after a home run, were seen spitting while at bat and neglected to practice social distancing in the dugout.
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