Daily Archives: July 7, 2020

Loudoun County Board Votes to Remove Confederate Statue

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to remove a Confederate statue that has stood outside the Leesburg Courthouse for 112 years. The United Daughters of the Confederacy erected this statue in 1908. The board approved having it taken down no later than Sept. 7. People from around the county showed up for the virtual board meeting and…

Maryland Company Gets $1.6 Billion From US Government for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

Novavax Inc., a biotechnology company based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has received $1.6 billion from the federal government to develop, test and manufacture its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Novavax received the award through the government program Operation Warp Speed, which aims to begin delivering millions of doses of a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19 in 2021, the company said in a news…

Some Child Care Centers Closed Due to COVID-19 May Not Reopen

More than 5,000 Washington, D.C.-area child care centers remain closed, some of which will never reopen, according to a review of state records by the News4 I-Team. The industry is suffering a growing economic crisis fueled by COVID-19 safety restrictions, capacity reductions, uncertainty over schools reopening and mass layoffs of parents who typically require child care. “If this continues, I…