(Updated at 11:50 a.m.) Just over a week ago, new coronavirus restrictions went into effect in Virginia.
Among other things, Gov. Ralph Northam ordered a 25-person limit on indoor and outdoor gatherings, down from 250; an expanded mask requirement; and a 10 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales for on-site consumption.
Since that went into effect on Monday, Nov. 16, more than 500 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Arlington alone.
Some other jurisdictions are enacting more stringent restrictions. Yesterday, the District of Columbia announced a 10-person limit for indoor gatherings, a ban on indoor group fitness classes, and a maximum 25% indoor capacity cap for restaurants. Montgomery County is also enacting a 10-person gathering limit, starting tonight.
Restaurants and workplaces appear to be a oft-cited commonality among those testing positive for the virus in Arlington this month. The surge in new cases, however, has not yet been accompanied by a significant increase in hospitalizations, raising questions about whether the potential cost to business and employment is worth the health benefit of a marginal reduction in new cases. In addition, the case fatality rate for COVID-19 has been decreasing.
That said, hospitalizations are surging in other parts of the country, so it might only be a matter of time before the growth in cases here leads to a rise in hospitalizations and fatalities. And with vaccines on the way, any new restrictions will be temporary.
Given all that, do you think Virginia should tighten up its restrictions?
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Have you noticed a striking sculpture at Monroe Street and Wilson Boulevard? It’s the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington’s newest installation, Make Your Mark, by Arlington artist, Adam Henry. This sculpture celebrates MoCA Arlington’s rebranding and brings the museum’s energy outdoors.
On February 11, come inside when the museum’s galleries reopen with two new exhibitions: Rebecca Rivas Rogers: Grey View and Crisis of Image.
Grey View, in the Wyatt Resident Artist Gallery, is an homage to “gray” and a snapshot of the artist’s process. Consisting of photographs, collage, and a site-specific installation, this show is an outgrowth of Rivas-Rogers’ visual investigations into places you see on your way to somewhere else.
On the main level, Crisis of Image features artists who seek equity in today’s saturated visual world by developing new methods related to the production of images.
Valentine gifts for someone special or for yourself are here at George Mason University from noon -4pm on February 14, 2023. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Kingsbury Chocolates, find a handmade bag from Karina Gaull, pick up treats from Village