The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 News Briefing – June 11


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Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief

This is the “Weekly Wrap Up,” the Sentinel’s weekly news briefing on everything happening in DC, Virginia and Fairfax County regarding the Coronavirus. 


  • After successfully reopening to phase one, Governor Northam stated that he is now slowing Northern Virginia’s transition into phase two. 
    • Northern Virginia begins phase two on June 12, 2020.
    • Read about what happens during phase two here


  • Southern Virginia began transitioning into phase two of reopening on June 5, 2020.


  • Governor Northam announced that only certain students and schools will be fully returning in the fall of 2020.


  • A Virginia State Trooper resigned after texts exposed that he intentionally coughed on someone to spread the virus.



  • Virginia has now seen a total 51,251 cases.