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Posted on: May 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Virginia Governor Announces Face Covering Requirement

On May 25, Gov. Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-Three, requiring Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Governor also directed the Department of Labor and Industry to develop emergency temporary standards to prevent workplace exposure to COVID-19.

Governor Northam also signed an amended Executive Order Fifty-One, extending Virginia’s state of emergency declaration.

The new executive order supports previous actions the Governor has taken to respond to COVID-19 in Virginia, and ensures workers and consumers are protected as the Commonwealth gradually eases public health restrictions. Face coverings do not take the place of public health guidelines to maintain six feet of physical distancing, increase cleaning and sanitation, and wash hands regularly.

>> See the complete text of Executive Order Sixty-Three and Order of Public Health Emergency Five

>> See the text of the amended Executive Order Fifty-One that extends Virginia’s state of emergency declaration.

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