Jeff Schwaner, The News Leader

Jeff Schwaner

The News Leader

Staunton, VA, United States

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Past articles by Jeff:

COVID: third death in Waynesboro in two weeks

A third person in Waynesboro has died from COVID-19, according to the Virginia Department of Health. → Read More

First COVID death in Waynesboro reported by Dept. of Health

The death comes in the middle of a month that has already surpassed June's numbers for new COVID-19 cases. → Read More

July may be worst month so far for local COVID cases

New local cases in several communities across Augusta County. → Read More

Complaints reported in Staunton, Augusta County, Waynesboro for mask violations to prevent COVID-19 spread

Governor Northam has given the Virginia Department of Health authority to enforce executive orders specific to face coverings and phase two violations. → Read More

Praise (and protest) in the park

Hundreds of citizens gathered to hear speakers, sing, and commit to change. → Read More

Live updates: Staunton silent march to protest police brutality

Live updates from the Staunton silent march. → Read More

Area reaches 200 COVID-19 cases, nearly doubling in last 3 weeks

The good news: our area's seen more testing in the last 3 weeks than in the two months before. The bad news: cases have doubled as well. → Read More

All the charts, & only the charts, updated daily.

Bookmark this story to keep track of changes in the data. Updated daily. → Read More

Where are our local cases of COVID-19?

While Weyers Cave and Stuarts Draft have the most cases, other areas → Read More

How are we doing? The latest local numbers, apples and oranges, and a few micro-trends.

The latest numbers, plus a primer on estimates of flu deaths versus actual reported COVID deaths. → Read More

What Virginia's COVID-19 numbers say: How we're flattening the coronavirus curve

Numbers and charts aren't that bad, especially when they're telling us that we are on the right track to beating the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Six local cases among 45 new COVID-19 positive tests in 2 days for Central Shenandoah district

The past 2 days have seen new cases in Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County, with a sharp rise in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. → Read More

She's out to stop the virus in its tracks

"We have pretty much all hands on deck" answering over 1,000 phone calls from the Staunton-Augusta County region. → Read More

I got away from coronavirus worries for a few minutes. Here's what I saw.

He was afraid of the dark. I was afraid of the numbers. How we helped each other out. → Read More

Northam to hospitals: 'Reschedule elective surgeries' and to CEOs: 'It's time to step up'

"We are still in the early stage of that curve," said the governor. → Read More

Carilion confirms first positive COVID-19 case in Roanoke

The elderly patient, admitted to the hospital on March 16, was placed in isolation and tested, and remains in serious condition. → Read More

$100K donation jump-starts COVID-19 Local Response Fund to help citizens in need

The Community Foundation announced the donation and the new COVID-19 Local Response Fund, which will distribute aid to local nonprofits. → Read More

Governor bans gatherings over 100 as positive coronavirus cases in Virginia at 45

The governor also offered advice to cancel smaller gatherings and stay at home. → Read More

Gov. Northam releases statement on first Va. death from coronavirus, will speak at noon on Sunday

In a Sunday press conference at noon the governor will announce additional steps to keep the state safe. → Read More

Augusta Health will run out of hospital beds if coronavirus matches rate of mild flu season

The area's high percentage of people over 65 would likely mean even more severe or critical cases. → Read More