Timeout for COVID-19
Dr. Erich Bruhn, a general surgeon from Winchester, and his wife, Kristin Bruhn, a nurse who works in her husband’s practice, wear masks as they walk among protesters on Broad Street in Downtown with their own message of safety against the virus.
Leon Smith gets a nasal swab test for COVID-19 during Wednesday’s testing event in South Side. The health districts are offering free testing for the uninsured or underinsured in targeted neighborhoods.
Jarome Bell of Virginia Beach, a conservative who is running in the Republican primary for the 2nd District congressional seat, participates in the Re-Open Virginia rally. He said it’s time for people to get back to work.
A woman walks with her sign as traffic on Broad Street comes to a standstill.
Police flank a protester walking along Broad Street near 8th Street. Many of the protesters had flags and Trump signs.
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There was an eruption of coronavirus-related activity on Wednesday as the Virginia General Assembly met in a reconvened session to consider the governor’s vetoes and amendments to legislation. In an effort to stay safe and adhere to social distancing guidelines, the House of Delegates met outdoors under tents, while the Senate conducted its business several miles away at cavernous space at the Science Museum of Virginia.
Protesters with Re-Open Virginia held a vehicle parade along Broad Street near the Science Museum and Capitol Square, urging — with horns honking and waving signs — that Virginia reopen for business and the coronavirus lockdown be eliminated.
Meanwhile, the Richmond and Henrico health districts held a walk-up COVID-19 testing event at Southwood Apartments in South Richmond, as African-Americans continue to be infected and die with the virus in disproportionate numbers.