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The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Virginia grew to 1,706 Thursday morning, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Museums Try to Reach Visitors and Stay Afloat

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Cat Modlin-Jackson

Hundreds of museums across Virginia have closed, just as droves of field trippers and after-hours crowds were set to gather for spring events.

So what happens now that the lights are out and would-be visitors are stuck at home?

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Last week, RADIOIQ aired a story about how home health workers are lacking guidance and protective equipment as COVID-19 spreads. 

Since then, the Virginia Department of Health has posted guidelines for home health workers and a spokesman for the agency tells RADIOIQ they will be distributing masks, gloves, and gowns to home care agencies based on need and availability. 

Governor Ralph Northam is now considering hundreds of bills that were passed by lawmakers before the health and economic crisis.

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In the new world of COVID—19, social life is dramatically changed.  For universities, where some students who live on campus and off, have chosen to remain in town, there’s tension around physical distancing.  Robbie Harris reports.