Senator Warner strongly encourages small businesses to visit the Governor Northam’s website to see the latest, most up-to-date information and orders that are being provided at the state level.
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order takes effect immediately (March 30, 2020) and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by a further executive order.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.