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Posted on: March 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor announced new steps to help residents impacted by the coronavirus

March 17, 2020 - Gov. Ralph Northam Tuesday announced a number of new steps to help Virginia residents impacted by the coronavirus, including:

  • No waiting for unemployment benefits
  • Enhanced eligibility for unemployment
  • Few restrictions for individuals receiving unemployment insurance
  • Increased support for employers impacted by the coronavirus, or COVID-19.

The governor also said residents should avoid non-essential gatherings of more than 10 people; encouraged self-quarantine for those with chronic health conditions who are 65 or older, and said all restaurants, fitness centers, and theaters must significantly reduce their capacity to 10 patrons, or close.  Please go online to read the complete news release.


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