Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - With rising cases both nationally and here in the Commonwealth, Governor Ralph Northam has announced new Covid-19 restrictions. The restrictions go into effect at Midnight on Sunday.
The restrictions include:
The Governor, in a Youtube video announcing the restrictions, did say Virginians have done a good job, comparatively, in fighting the virus. But he says the positivity rate is going up, as are hospitilzations and deaths.
Former House Speaker, Delegate Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), released the following statement on the new COVID-19 restrictions announced by Governor Ralph Northam via video late Friday afternoon. "The Governor made this announcement just days after telling the public he would not impose any new restrictions in Virginia. And he did it late on a Friday afternoon without holding a press conference or answering any questions. At the time of his announcement, a copy of his new executive order was not even available for the public to review. "This is exactly the kind of ham-handed announcement we've come to expect from this administration. Governor Northam seems to change his mind more than a kid in the candy aisle. It is yet another serious failure to lead at a time when Virginia desperately needs steady guidance."