The health and safety of Virginians is our top priority as public servants. COVID-19 is a serious public health threat and one that the House of Delegates, working with Governor Ralph Northam, is treating with the utmost vigilance and seriousness.
Governor Northam and his team at the Virginia Department of Health are coordinating closely with local health departments, health care providers and others to quickly identify and respond to cases that have and might occur in the Commonwealth.
The Governor and the Virginia Department of Health have offered some of the following precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Avoid non-essential travel.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are unavailable
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
I encourage all Virginians to visit the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website, vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus, or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, to learn more about the virus and how they can protect themselves and their families.
Speaker of the House
Delegate, 41st District
Virginia House of Delegates