• A gunman disguised as a police officer shot people in their homes and set fires in a rampage across the Canadian province of Nova Scotia yesterday. At least 16 people were killed, including the gunman. Officials say this is the deadliest attack in the country’s history. 
  • The Trump Administration and Congress expect an agreement on an aid package of up to $450 billion to boost a small business loan program that ran out of money. The aid package also provides funding for hospitals and COVID-19 testing. 
  • The Trump Administration has issued new guidelines for states, individuals and employers on how to gradually revive activity and ease up on social distancing in areas where coronavirus cases are declining.  
  • Nations around the world began to reopen businesses after their flattening of coronavirus infection curves. Here in the United States, protests broke out in numerous cities over the weekend. People across the country demanded to return to work and an end to stay at home orders. 
  • New York State will begin statewide antibody testing over the course of the next week. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York says they will sample thousands of people across the state to find out if they have antibodies. 
  • According to several health officials, contamination in manufacturing the centers for disease control and prevention’s test for the coronavirus caused weeks of delays that slowed the U.S response to the pandemic. A Food and Drug Administration spokesperson says the problem stemmed in part from the CDC not adhering to its own protocols. 
  • Two residents at the Discovery Village at West End, an independent living community for seniors in Henrico, have died from coronavirus.  Meanwhile, Cedar Retirement received a notice from the Virginia Department of Health that one of its health care residents tested positive for COVID-19. The resident has been isolated in their health care center room for several days and is now under quarantine. 
  • The Virginia Department of Health is reporting nearly 9,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 300 deaths, and 1,500 hospitalizations as of Monday. So far more than 56,000 Virginians have now been tested for the virus. 

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