The Collegian: Digital archive of East End Cemetery to be released in August

The Collegian: Digital archive of East End Cemetery to be released in August. “The East End Cemetery Collaboratory will release a primary version of a digital repository of information about the people interred at East End Cemetery in August, said Collaboratory leaders from the University of Richmond. East End Cemetery, a historic African American burial ground, is located on the border of Henrico County and the city of Richmond.”

Washington Post: Virginia reports no daily coronavirus deaths as region sees smallest case increase since April

Washington Post: Virginia reports no daily coronavirus deaths as region sees smallest case increase since April. “Virginia reported no known coronavirus-related deaths Monday for the first time in more than three months, while the District lost ground in a key metric after identifying a weeks-old spike in cases. The District, Maryland and Virginia reported 659 new known coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the regional total to more than 146,000 since the start of the pandemic. The daily increase is the smallest number in the three jurisdictions since April 3.”

WSET: Virginia Humanities announces $235,800 to support museums, historical societies

WSET: Virginia Humanities announces $235,800 to support museums, historical societies. “Virginia Humanities announced $235,800 in recent grants to nonprofit organizations in support of public humanities programs for audiences throughout the state. Virginia Humanities has awarded grants to museums, historical societies, and other cultural non-profits across the state since 1974.”

Washington Post: Virginia poised to create first pandemic workplace safety mandates in nation, as Trump labor agency sits on sidelines

Washington Post: Virginia poised to create first pandemic workplace safety mandates in nation, as Trump labor agency sits on sidelines. “Virginia took a big step on Wednesday toward ushering in a new set of coronavirus-era safety rules that companies would be forced to implement to protect workers from infection — a first in the country and potentially way forward for other states in the face of federal inaction.”

WSLS: Virginia launches new website to help job seekers

WSLS: Virginia launches new website to help job seekers. “On Friday, Virginia Gov. Northam announced the new Virginia Career Works Referral Portal, which is, ‘designed to streamline intake processes across state agencies and connect individuals with training, certification, education, and employment services to help them find a job or advance a career path.'”

Inside NoVA: Thousands of backlogged COVID-19 test results not in state’s database

Inside NoVA: Thousands of backlogged COVID-19 test results not in state’s database. “A backlog of test results at the Virginia Department of Health has likely led to underreported numbers of negative COVID-19 tests in the state. State health officials announced Monday that 13,000 test results backlogged at the health department will be added to data tables that are updated daily to reflect the number of COVID-19 tests and cases in the state. Staff had prioritized positive test results, according to the statement, so the backlog largely includes negative test results.”

NBC12: Digital map provides access to historic African-American cemetery online

NBC12: Digital map provides access to historic African-American cemetery online. “A digital map will be providing online access to East End Cemetery, a historic African-American burial ground in Henrico. Built by the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, Department of Geography and the Environment, and Spatial Analysis Lab, the map features drone-captured imagery and GPS data points collected by hundreds of students and volunteers organized by the Friends of East End.”

UPDATE: Virginia COVID-19 cases increase by 1,615 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Richmond Times-Dispatch: UPDATE: Virginia COVID-19 cases increase by 1,615. “The Virginia Department of Health reported Tuesday that the state has 39,342 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 1,615 from the 37,727 reported Monday. The jump in cases comes a day after an increase of 1,483 cases. A note on the VDH website on Monday said its disease reporting system was down for maintenance Sunday and data reported during that time were added to Monday’s numbers.”

NBC12: New tool helps you track COVID-19 cases in your neighborhood

NBC12: New tool helps you track COVID-19 cases in your neighborhood. “Virginians can now access a new tool from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to see the number of COVID-19 cases in your neighborhood. The Virginia Department of Health has a new map that breaks down cases and testing numbers by zip code.”

WAVY: ODU center launches COVID-19 prediction tool online

WAVY: ODU center launches COVID-19 prediction tool online. This is for Virginia only. “The Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center produced the tool to give predictions about the virus’ spread and give a daily tally of COVID-19 symptom tweets. The online tool also includes age ranges and hospitalization outcomes forecasts, other COVID-19 modeling resources, and more.”

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Proposal would give Virginia teachers an alternative to Pinterest to find online classroom materials

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Proposal would give Virginia teachers an alternative to Pinterest to find online classroom materials. “With more teachers using social media, most notably Pinterest, to find curriculum, the Virginia Department of Education wants to create a new statewide system where teachers can find vetted classroom materials. The idea is part of Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed budget, which includes $1.2 billion in new education spending, that is in the hands of the General Assembly. Teachers from across the state are rallying Monday to ask for more.”

Newswise: Research Reveals Internet Crime Becoming More Sophisticated and Persistent in Florida and Other Large States

Newswise: Research Reveals Internet Crime Becoming More Sophisticated and Persistent in Florida and Other Large States. “Internet crimes are becoming more sophisticated and persistent in Florida and several of America’s other most populous states, including California, New York, Texas, Virginia and North Carolina, according to research from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Forensic Accounting.”

University of Virginia: UVA Launches New Resource Site To Serve Autism Community

University of Virginia: UVA Launches New Resource Site To Serve Autism Community. “The open-source online platform, Autism DRIVE (Data System for Research Integration, Visualization and Exchange), houses a registry of upcoming, ongoing and completed research studies taking place at UVA…. Autism DRIVE also includes a directory of more than 900 resources relevant to autism from across Virginia. The resources are carefully curated to serve families and adults with autism, as well as professionals serving individuals and families with autism.”