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2020 News & Events

New Measures to Combat COVID-19

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Governor Ralph Northam

Governor Northam and State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA issued a Public Health Emergency Order prohibiting more than 10 people gathering. These include avoiding public gatherings of more than 10 people; encouraging high-risk Virginians (those with underlying health conditions or who are over age 65) to self-quarantine; increasing social distancing; and increased support for workers and businesses affected by COVID-19.

This order can be enforced by state and local law enforcement. 

Read the Governor's Press Release

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