30 March 2020 – Governor issues Statewide Stay at Home Order until June 10

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education, Private Sector, Tourism
Level of Jurisdiction: VA
Lead People/Agency: Governor Ralph Northam

Overview: Governor Ralph Northam today 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 and will remain in place until June 10, 2020,
Full details here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-855702-en.html

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: We know this virus spreads primarily through human-to-human contact, and that’s why it’s so important that people follow this order and practice social distancing