Travel Advisory Lists, Switch To Virtual Education

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.

Virginia Added To NJ, NY, CT Quarantine Travel Advisory Lists

Virginia is among the 10 additional states added to travel advisory lists in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut on Tuesday due to the impact of the coronavirus. Anyone traveling from a U.S. state on the travel advisory lists is asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Washington To Be Called ‘Washington Football Team’ In 2020 Season

The Washington NFL franchise, formerly known as the Washington Redskins, is officially changing its name to the Washington Football Team, at least for the 2020 season. The team announced the decision to go with Washington Football Team as its new name on Thursday, more than a week after it said it would no longer be known as the Redskins.

School Board To Rename Lee High School For John Lewis

Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield has a new name after a unanimous Fairfax County School Board vote Thursday. The school has been named for John Lewis, the late congressman and civil rights leader. The new name will go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year.

Fairfax Schools Change Course, Will Start Year Virtually

After announcing a hybrid model for reopening schools, Virginia’s largest school district is changing course. After a lengthy work session on Tuesday, the Fairfax County School Board supported Superintendent Scott Brabrand’s recommendation for Fairfax County Public Schools’ approximately 189,000 students start the school year virtually.

Photos: Storm Leads To Flooding In Alexandria Streets, Homes

Alexandria residents witnessed storms multiple days this week, but the impact was severe for some Thursday night. Residents documented the flooding that occurred in streets and homes.

Robert E. Lee Statue Removed From Virginia Capitol Overnight

House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, oversaw the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the state Capitol overnight Thursday along with busts and artifacts representing eight men who served in the Confederacy.

DC Mayor Mandates Masks For All District Residents In Public

Mayor Muriel Bowser said she will be signing a new mayor’s order Wednesday that would require all District residents wear face masks when they are out in public.

VA Coronavirus Cases Up By 1,127, Highest Daily Increase In July

The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,127 additional coronavirus cases Friday, representing the highest daily increase in July. Northern Virginia, the state’s most populous region, accounted for just 203 of these new cases. The latest cumulative totals statewide are 82,364 cases, 7,515 hospitalizations and 2,067 deaths.

Marine Corps Marathon Goes Virtual Due To Coronavirus Concerns

All events planned for the 2020 Marine Corps Marathon Weekend Oct. 23-25 in Arlington, Virginia, and in the nation’s capital will transition to virtual only due to ongoing public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus and in order to abide by the guidelines of local governments.

Smithsonian’s National Zoo Reopens Friday, Face Masks Required

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo will reopen Friday with numerous safeguards put in place during the coronavirus pandemic. The zoo will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Face coverings are required for all guests ages six and older. Face coverings are recommended for guests ages two to five. All employees will wearing face masks. The zoo also will be limiting the number of guests in the park to 5,000 per time and will use timed entry passes.

2020 State Fair Of Virginia Canceled Due To Coronavirus

The State Fair of Virginia won’t be held for the first time in decades due to the coronavirus pandemic. It would have been held Sept. 25 through Oct. 4, 2020 at the Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. A modified State Fair 4-H Livestock Show will take place.

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  • Alexandria Crews To Resurface Part Of King Street In West End

  • Potomac Yard-VT Requested As Name For Future Metro Station

  • UMW Renames Building After Civil Rights Leader James Farmer

  • Capital Area Food Bank Alters Its Operations Due To Coronavirus

  • Falls Church Man Charged In Reston Peeping Incident: Police

  • Indecent Exposure Arrest In Clarendon: Police Report

  • CT Man Killed In Southeast Stabbing: DC Police

  • Boyfriend Charged In Death Of Missing Northwest Woman

  • Chewish Deli To Open At Former Pendleton Carryout Co. Spot

  • Former Howard Official Pleads Guilty To Defrauding School

  • Bagel Shop To Open In Georgetown; Rooftop Lounge Reopens

  • Mask Ordered At VA, DC Walmart, CVS, Harris Teeter, Target Stores

  • 2 Prince George’s County Men Charged In Arlington Fatal Shooting

  • Flames From Propane Grill On Deck Lead To Chantilly House Fire

  • Loudoun Home Burns After Service Line Ignites Mulch: Fire Marshal

  • Haymarket Women’s Group Rallies Community To Assist Food Pantry

  • Fredericksburg Cancels Meeting To Discuss Protesting At Homes

  • Navy Service Member Wins Award For Volunteering At Capital Caring

  • Robert E. Lee Boyhood Home Is Sold In Old Town Alexandria

  • Virtual Meetings Planned On Fairfax County Parkway Study

  • Italian Restaurant Piece Out Opens In Del Ray

  • D.C. Man Arrested In Silver Spring For Drugs, Gun: Police Report

  • Dr. Fauci To Throw Out First Pitch For Nationals On Opening Day

  • Nearly 40 Percent Of Virginia’s Child Care Centers Closed During The Pandemic. It’s A Problem For Parents Going Back To Work.

  • Virginia’s Coast Saw Two To Five Times More Nuisance Floods In 2019 Than The National Average

  • Second Broad Run Student Athlete Tests Positive For Coronavirus

  • City of Alexandria Employee Killed In Huntington Crash

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  • Second Drowning In July Reported At Leesylvania State Park

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  • Fatal Shooting Of Alexandria Man In DC Investigated: Police

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  • Public Art Project Drapes Saris Over C&O Canal Wall In Georgetown

  • Landlord Group Encourages Tenants To Seek Rental Assistance

  • Data Center West Of Dulles Airport Seeks Environmental Permits

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  • Leesburg Approves Bird, Flower Mural Project On Harrison Street

  • Loudoun Board Approves Study To Explore County Police Department

  • UMW Suspends All Fall Sports Competition Due To Coronavirus

  • Fredericksburg Visitor Center To Sell Customized Face Masks

  • Alexandria Man Charged In DC Child Sex Trafficking Case: Police

  • Man Sexually Abuses Victim In Foggy Bottom Hotel: Police

  • 52nd Citi Open Tennis Tournament Postponed

  • Greenbelt Man Killed In Petworth Shooting: DC Police

  • McLean Resident Identified In Potomac River Death

  • Wolf Trap Opera Begins Summer Residency

  • Founding Farmers, Comstock Team To Deliver Food To Reston Shelter

  • Ticket Lottery Introduced For Alexandria Public Pool Access

  • Exhibit Spotlights Art By Those Struggling With Mental Illness

  • New Businesses, Farmers Market Opening At The Boro In Tysons

  • Loudoun Plans New Rabies Vaccine Event Due To Strong Demand

  • Lightning Strike In Nokesville Startles Kids, Family Dog

  • New Sculptures On Display, For Sale In Leesburg’s Raflo Park

  • Ashburn 7th Grader Reaches New Stage Of ‘America’s Got Talent’

  • DC Man Pleads Guilty To Robbery Leading To Beltway Crash

  • The Arden Affordable Housing Development Breaks Ground

  • AMC Theatres Delaying Summer Reopening

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  • 2 Suspicious Missing Person Cases In DC Under Investigation

  • DC Police Employee Killed In Domestic Dispute With Son

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