Responding to COVID-19. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, quoted via /twitter.com/GovernorVA: ”As we continue responding to the #COVID19 outbreak, my highest priority is protecting the health and safety of all Virginians. This is an unprecedented situation, and it requires unprecedented action. Here's what that means for Virginians. Today, I am ordering certain non-essential businesses to close for 30 days, banning gatherings of more than 10 people, and requiring restaurants to do carryout or delivery only. This starts Tuesday, March 24, at 11:59 p.m. I am also ordering all schools in Virginia to remain closed at least through the end of this academic year. I know these changes will raise many questions and create new challenges—but I am also confident in our ability to be resilient and navigate these waters together.” Visit https://bit.ly/3br1Yml to learn more about the executive order Governor Northam signed.
Screenshot via Ralph Northam @GovernorVA
The Connection heard the words of individuals from all walks of a life: an elderly gentleman, small business owners, employees, parents with young children, roommates teleworking, a Virginia State Senator and the Governor of Virginia on how they are navigating the new reality as the region, state and beyond battle COVID-19.