Virginia Department of Health wants to hire around 100 workers to enforce COVID-19 guidelines (via Johanna Alonso @ Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Having received upward of 23,500 complaints about businesses failing to comply with Gov. Ralph Northam’s coronavirus regulations, the Virginia Department of Health wants 100 temporary workers to help respond. The agency is submitting a $6 …

29 business trade associations ask Gov. Northam for more transparency, ‘democratic process’ in reopening (via WAVY-TV)

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — A group of 29 business trade associations in the state are petitioning Gov. Ralph Northam to include more “transparency and democratic processes” in his decisions to reopen the state in phases. …

Kegs are going bad as coronavirus keeps restaurants closed. Boston Beer has a solution (via Amelia Lucas @ CNBC)

As bars and restaurants remain shuttered in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Boston Beer is turning millions of dollars of expired beer into ethanol to recoup some of its lost sales. Beer sales rose 11.6% in the week …

UPDATE: Northam orders recreational businesses to remain closed until May 8 (via Mel Leonor @ Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Recreational businesses in Virginia, including gyms and movie theaters, will remain closed under the state’s order until May 8, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday. Northam expanded an executive order issued on March 23 that was …