It’s now been more than a week since the Governor issued a state of emergency after the first confirmed case of COVID-19. I know it’s been a bit tough for everyone, but I just want to say how proud I am to see Virginians come together to follow the proper procedures so we can overcome this situation.
We must keep our physical distance, but that doesn’t mean we should keep our emotional distance from each other. During these tough times, don’t forget to check up on your family members, friends, neighbors, or anyone you know who wants someone to talk to. Whether it’s a phone call, texting, or whatever communication method, we need to make sure we’re all doing okay during these trying times.
We have some more new updates, including good news in regards to testing capacity, small business assistance, and Medicaid options.
Governor Northam will continue to provide updates during press conferences he will hold every day at 11 am. You can watch his press conferences by going to his Facebook here.
To see what our state and local (Prince William County) governments’ overall plans are for tackling COVID-19, take a look at our first newsletter on this matter by clicking here.
Governor Northam held another press conference earlier today to provide us updates on COVID-19 in the state. It was also announced that the Governor will hold a press conference every day at 11 am. This is to ensure Virginians have the most up-to-date and accurate information on this situation. You can watch his press conferences by going to his Facebook here. If you want to see what our state and local (Prince William County) governments’ overall plans are for tackling COVID-19, take a look at our first newsletter on this matter by clicking here.
First and foremost, I hope you and yours are doing well given the current situation. I know we are experiencing some very tough times, and I know the coming days will be difficult.
However, together we will get through this. We can take steps to protect ourselves, our family, our neighbors and our friends. The information that I will be providing will hopefully assist you in achieving this.
There have been some developments to the COVID-19 situation during these last few days. Late last week, I provided information on the government's response, you can take a look at that here.
I am currently monitoring our Commonwealth’s response to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel (new) coronavirus. Because of recent confirmed cases within Virginia and its anticipated spread, Governor Northam declared a state of emergency yesterday, you can watch his statement here. I am working with our state and local government authorities as they utilize the assets provided under this state of emergency. Your safety and well being is my concern and priority.
There were a lot of late nights and extra cups of coffee, but all worth it. I am so proud of what we were able to accomplish this session in the new majority. We were able to pass common-sense gun legislation, ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, expand access to the voting booth, protect reproductive rights, combat climate change, and so much more. This is a great start to our new majority, and I know that next session we are going to accomplish even more.