When Covid-19 caused the cancellation of the June concert dates, I was disappointed, but hopeful. Then July’s schedule was cancelled, and I was a little less hopeful. Last week, when the August cancellations were announced, and there would be no 2020 concerts in the parks, I was devastated.
Author: Penny Gross
It’s July; it’s hot; and Covid-19 continues to be the primary focus of most conversations.
As a downward trend in new coronavirus cases continues, Governor Ralph Northam’s announcement that Virginia will enter into a Phase 3 re-opening this week brought sighs of relief from some, and cries of concern from others.
There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of street names in Mason District and Fairfax County that may or may not be connected to Confederate names, so the process needs to be thorough, fair, and historically correct.
Sadly, outside of Covid-19, it may be difficult to ascertain which phase we are in.
The CALEA rating is a big deal for any law enforcement agency, and in Fairfax County, it reflects a lot of work undertaken by the department and the community during the past several years.
The horror of that video, a black man basically being crushed to death by a white police officer over an alleged complaint, has re-ignited emotions and protests that have simmered in this nation for a long time.
As much of the National Capital Region prepares for a gradual entry into Phase One re-opening, it may be useful to look at how jurisdictions in other states are faring.
Social distancing doesn’t lend itself to traditional observances, but flying an American flag (if you have one) on Monday is an appropriate way to remember those who have served, and fallen, in support of our nation.
“To re-open, or not to re-open” may be a poor paraphrase of Hamlet, but it definitely seems to be the question of the week, or perhaps the month.