Tag: social distancing
June 29, 2020
A friend and coworker accepted a new job in a different city and will be leaving Harrisonburg soon. In the time of social distancing, what’s the best way for us to honor her before she leaves? There are more than 10 of us in this department, so the usual party isn’t feasible and simply doing a virtual card seems inadequate. Any ideas would be wonderful.
May 15, 2020
With soaring sales during the first month of its U.S. release on March 20, “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” claimed one of the strongest launches of Nintendo’s entire game catalog, as technology media outlet VentureBeat reported.
April 28, 2020
The Valley’s poultry plants are under increasing pressure, including from concerned workers, to tighten safety measures in an effort to protect against the spread of COVID-19. It intensified Monday after an employee at one of the plants died from the virus and as community members led a “car rally” on the workers’ behalf.
April 24, 2020
Each Tuesday and Thursday morning, Helmuth and City Manager Eric Campbell hold a conference call with the heads of every city department to provide updates and share how the pandemic is affecting their work. It’s one of the many ways COVID-19 has affected — and changed — city government.
April 16, 2020
After a spike last week in the number of local COVID-19 cases (soon followed by the city’s first confirmed outbreak in a nursing home) Harrisonburg officials used a press release to emphasize the importance of “strict social distancing measures” and remind people that compliance isn’t technically optional.
April 7, 2020
As educational programs adapt to the changing tides of COVID-19, Harrisonburg’s traveling literacy program that serves elementary school-aged kids has also made the move online.
April 3, 2020
Among its many disruptions, the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated plans for wide-reaching efforts to encourage Harrisonburg and Rockingham County residents to fill out their Census forms, especially considering the amount of federal funding at stake.