Nick Gilmore

COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact communities of color across the Commonwealth.

State officials are taking additional steps to combat a surge of COVID-19 in Hampton Roads.

Governor Ralph Northam held a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday – the first one in several weeks. And he said that Virginia thankfully hasn’t seen the virus come back with a vengeance like it has in states like Texas and Florida, but there is reason for some concern.

It’s July – and that means it’s pretty hot outside. Cities especially can be even hotter than more rural areas. And the city of Roanoke is trying to find exactly where that happens within its limits.

While Virginia won’t be entering Phase Three of Governor Ralph Northam’s reopening plan this week, the governor did provide some specifics Thursday.