Beaches statewide will be open this weekend.
As Virginia’s mask mandate goes into effect Friday, both Gov. Ralph Northam and Rita Davis, counsel to the governor, told residents Thursday that it’s their personal responsibility to wear a mask in businesses and other enclosed public places. Davis clarified the enforcement process of Executive Order 63, which requires face coverings in public, saying that there
Total nationwide jobless numbers now at 41.1 million
More than 402,000 Virginians are still unemployed following the economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic, though the number of initial jobless claims in the commonwealth continues to decrease. About 39,000 Virginians filed initial claims for unemployment last week, down from roughly 44,000 the prior week, according to the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). The state’s weekly
Funds will be used to provide PPE for dental workers
Through its nonprofit foundation, Delta Dental of Virginia will donate $3 million directly to 4,500 dentists in its network to cover expenses related to the coronavirus pandemic, the dental insurance provider announced Wednesday. Practices can use the funds for personal protective equipment (PPE) for their employees. Gov. Ralph Northam lifted restrictions on doctors’ and dentists’
pk彩票 expects Reston Town Center project to be ready in 2021.
Microsoft Corp. will invest $64 million to expand its presence in Reston Town Center in western Fairfax County, creating 1,500 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday. The software giant will occupy 400,000 square feet in the Reston Town Center, which will include a software development and research hub, as well as retail space. The project
Tech company would not disclose how many Virginia employees were affected.
As the hospitality industry has taken one of the biggest COVID-19 hits of all, McLean-based event software company Cvent Inc. confirmed Friday it is laying off or furloughing 10% of its global workforce due to business impacts from the pandemic. “Meetings and events boost the global GDP by more than $1.5 trillion and impact nearly
Businesses will receive between $5K and $7.5K in funding
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $5.7 million in grant funding for a second and third round of its COVID-19 Business Interruption Fund, which supports small businesses affected by the pandemic. The funding was allocated from the $36.1 million in federal funding to Loudoun County from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic
Wagman Heavy Civil Inc. will design and construct I-95 lanes, bridge in Stafford
Dinwiddie County-based road construction company Wagman Heavy Civil Inc. announced Friday it’s been awarded a $107 million contract for the Interstate 95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project in Stafford County. “We are excited to begin our work that will provide critical mobility and safety improvements on I-95 including the interchange at Route 17,” Greg Andricos,
Specific contract award amount was not disclosed
Google Cloud, a division of Google LLC, announced Thursday that it’s been awarded a seven-figure Department of Defense contract to provide multi-cloud management. A specific contract award amount was not disclosed. The contract will be completed for the DoD’s Innovation Unit (DIU), which works to scale commercial technology across the agency. Google Cloud will build
Nationally, nearly 39M have filed since pandemic began
More than 403,500 Virginians are still unemployed following the economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic, though the number of initial jobless claims in the commonwealth continues to decrease. About 44,000 Virginians filed initial claims for unemployment last week, down from roughly 52,000 initial claims the prior week, according to the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). The
Rob Albritton to lead Octo Consulting Group's AI center
Reston-based government technology company Octo Consulting Group announced Tuesday that it has named Rob Albritton as the senior director of its AI Center for Excellence. Albritton most recently worked as a machine learning engineer at McLean-based The Mitre Corp., a nonprofit that conducts research for government agencies. In his new role, he will lead AI