Connolly Statement on Governor Northam’s Delay of Phase One for Northern Virginia Localities

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Fairfax, VA, May 12, 2020 | comments

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement on Governor Ralph Northam’s announcement that he will delay Phase One for Northern Virginia localities until May 28th.

“I thank the Governor for his flexibility and recognition that Northern Virginia is still not ready to reopen. While we have seen improvement in testing capacity, we still have a ways to go until we can fully understand, trace, and treat the effects of coronavirus in our region.

“The federal government must act with similar caution when reopening federal workplaces and maximum telework must continue. I urge all Northern Virginians to continue to practice CDC guidelines and social distancing, and to please avoid the urge to visit other regions of the Commonwealth. Together, we will get through this pandemic.”

Full text of the Executive Order is here.

 

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