Governor and First Lady Northam test positive for COVID-19
Health / Virginia

Governor and First Lady Northam test positive for COVID-19

RICHMOND, Sept. 25, 2020—On Wednesday evening, Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam were notified that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters, had developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Both the Governor and First Lady received PCR nasal swab tests yesterday afternoon, … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions on the CARES Act
Business / Featured / Health / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

Frequently Asked Questions on the CARES Act

~From Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA)~ Congress recently passed and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its effect on individuals, students, families, businesses as well as states and localities. Please find answers below to common questions about direct cash payments, relief for … Continue reading

Virginia receives Major Disaster Declaration from federal government for COVID-19
Business / Health / Virginia

Virginia receives Major Disaster Declaration from federal government for COVID-19

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam  announced April 2 that Virginia has received a Major Disaster Declaration to aid in the Commonwealth’s response to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Governor Northam requested this federal disaster assistance on Monday, March 30. A Major Disaster Declaration designation provides federal public assistance for all areas in the Commonwealth of Virginia affected by … Continue reading

Campus Life / Health / Local / National

Students navigate challenges of campus evacuations

by Kevin Alexander, Jr. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic taking the world by storm, numerous students are left clueless as to where they’ll eat or even lay their heads for the next few months. Due to this unforeseen pandemic crisis, many universities across the country, including Norfolk State University, have decided to conduct the remainder … Continue reading

Health / National / Opinion & Editorial

Storm of coronavirus challenges university students, businesses: a Norfolk State student’s first-hand observations

by Ian Williams The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a quiet storm making its way inside households. Unlike most storms, it is neither seen nor heard. It shows no sign of approaching, and more importantly, no sign of leaving. This sudden storm shows no pattern in claiming its victims causing those at risk to adjust. All … Continue reading

Trump says 30 more days
Health / National

Trump says 30 more days

by Jamia Queen, March 30 President Donald Trump said Sunday, March 29, he would expand the social distancing rules for an additional 30 days, an unexpected setback from his push to revive the nation as coronavirus keeps on spreading. The 15-day rules Trump imposed two weeks ago were set to be lifted on Monday, and … Continue reading

Ways to utilize online activity during nation-wide call for social distancing
Campus Life / Health / U.S. News

Ways to utilize online activity during nation-wide call for social distancing

by Keona Frasier The COVID-19 pandemic released an unprecedented amount of economic and social setbacks for the nation, one of the most obvious being the call for self-quarantine. Students across the nation are feeling the effects of social distancing, as many institutions of higher education have suspended campus activity and require students to complete their … Continue reading

Virginia governor orders statewide closure of certain non-essential businesses, K-12 schools
Business / Education / Health / Virginia

Virginia governor orders statewide closure of certain non-essential businesses, K-12 schools

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam issued a statewide order March 23 to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 schools for the remainder of the … Continue reading

College students should take social distancing seriously
Campus Life / Health / National / Opinion & Editorial

College students should take social distancing seriously

by Halle Ellis Many ask, what is social distancing and why is it so important during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Social distancing is a public health measure that’s implemented during highly contagious outbreaks. It often involves health officials restricting large public gatherings, such as music festivals; closing certain buildings, such as schools and libraries; and … Continue reading

Governor Northam orders all Virginia K-12 schools closed for minimum of two weeks
Business / Health / Virginia

Governor Northam orders all Virginia K-12 schools closed for minimum of two weeks

~ Statewide closure intended to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus ~ RICHMOND—On March 13, Governor Ralph Northam ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Schools will close from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27, at … Continue reading

Norfolk State cancels events to mitigate community spread of COVID-19
Campus Life / Health / Local

Norfolk State cancels events to mitigate community spread of COVID-19

Norfolk State University announced March 13 that the following events have been canceled, postponed or delayed as a precaution to help mitigate community spread of the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. • SAT Testing — Saturday, March 14 • MEAC Brunch — Saturday, March 14 • Executive Council Meeting — Tuesday, March 17 • … Continue reading

Governor Northam declares State of Emergency in Virginia, outlines additional measures to combat COVID-19
Health / Virginia

Governor Northam declares State of Emergency in Virginia, outlines additional measures to combat COVID-19

~ Governor issues guidance on large events and state workforce, activates long-term economic plan ~ RICHMOND—On March 12, Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. While Virginia has been thoroughly preparing for weeks and has adequate funding to … Continue reading

MEAC Tournament canceled, all NSU spring sports suspended
Health / Local / Sports

MEAC Tournament canceled, all NSU spring sports suspended

The Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) has suspended the remainder of the men’s and women’s basketball tournament for 2020. NSU men’s and women’s basketball games have been canceled, effective immediately. All NSU spring sports will be suspended per the decision of the MEAC. All NSU athletic competitions have been suspended until further notice. Following recent recommendations … Continue reading

Norfolk State extends spring break, goes online until April 6
Campus Life / Education / Health / Local

Norfolk State extends spring break, goes online until April 6

As Norfolk State University continues to monitor COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the health and safety of the university community remain the top priorities.  Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Norfolk State is taking the following actions. Spring Break Extended … Continue reading

Governor Northam outlines plans for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Health / Science / Virginia

Governor Northam outlines plans for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

~ Virginia has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 4 ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced March 4 that state officials are executing longstanding public health plans in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Virginia currently has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, and state officials are continuously monitoring the virus worldwide. Governor Northam, joined … Continue reading

Governor Northam announces more than 300,000 Virginians now enrolled in expanded Medicaid program
Health / Virginia

Governor Northam announces more than 300,000 Virginians now enrolled in expanded Medicaid program

~ Nearly two-thirds of new members report going without medical care in the year prior to receiving health coverage ~ ALEXANDRIA—Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday, July 31, that more than 300,000 Virginia adults are enrolled in health coverage and receiving medical services since the Commonwealth expanded its Medicaid program. Governor Northam made the announcement at … Continue reading

Norfolk State cautions campus community about measles
Campus Life / Health / Local

Norfolk State cautions campus community about measles

We currently have the highest number of measles cases in the U.S. since endemic measles was eliminated in 2000. Here’s what the NSU campus needs to know: Norfolk State University complies with Virginia Code 23-7.5, which requires all full-time students to provide documentation of health history and immunizations. Prior to enrollment, students are required to … Continue reading