News U Can Use


Originally published in the Winter 2022 edition of the Virginia Defender, issue 67, printed February 3. Reproduced here for accessibility and archival purposes. To find other stories in the Winter 2022 issue or to download the full PDF, see this post. For the full web catalog, see our Full Issues page.

FREE HOME COVID TESTS – The Postal Service is delivering one shipment of four COVID tests per residential address. Enter your name, address and email at the USPS Home Test Website to request a shipment.

TESTING THE JAMES – Richmond has the James River, and the river has a problem: the city’s ancient sewer system frequently floods, sending raw sewage into the James, making it unsafe for people. To help navigate this problem, the Department of Public Utilities has created a map that shows whether any pipes have overflowed and which parts of the river are unsafe: the BLU-X CSO Map Notification Web Application.

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