Senator Warner strongly encourages small businesses to visit Governor Northam’s website to see the latest, most up-to-date information and orders that are being provided at the state level.
April 22, 2021, Amendment to Executive Order 72. Governor Northam Updates Sixth Amended Executive Order Seventy-Two and Order of Public Health Emergency Nine. As Vaccinations Rise, Governor Northam Announces Expanded Capacity, Social Gathering Limits to Begin May 15.
April 24, Presentation of Forward Virginia. Governor Northam Unveils Blueprint for Easing Public Health Restrictions called ‘Forward Virginia,' informed by diverse health and business stakeholders, includes testing, tracing, and PPE priorities.
April 15, Extension of Executive Order 53. Governor Ralph Northam extended Executive Order 53 an additional two weeks, through May 8. Executive Order Fifty-Three was originally signed on March 24, banning crowds of more than 10 people, closing recreation, entertainment, and personal care businesses, and limiting restaurants to offering takeout and delivery services only.
April 8, Directive 10. Governor Ralph Northam issued an executive directive authorizing the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) to defer annual fees for licenses and permits that would be up for renewal through June. The Governor also directed the Virginia ABC to allow establishments with mixed beverage licenses, such as restaurants and distilleries, to sell mixed beverages through takeout or delivery, effective at midnight Thursday.
March 30 Executive Order. Governor Ralph Northam issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately (March 30, 2020) and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by a further executive order. See the order here.
Closure of non-essential businesses. On March 24 at 11:59pm, Governor Northam ordered closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans of all gatherings more than 10 people and closed all K-12 schools for the remainder of the academic year. Governor Northam is also urging all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel outside of the home.
Support for Impacted Employers. The Governor’s website also includes up-to-date information for impacted employers under the coronavirus updates section.
See Senator Warner's webpage dedicated to various Coronavirus Resource Guides for Small Businesses, Seniors and Retirees, Recently Unemployed Virginians, Veterans, International Travelers, Mental Health, Students, Native Americans, Gig Workers, Immigrants, Renters and Homeowners.