Tag: Gov. Ralph Northam

By Carol Vaughn — President Joe Biden and Gov. Ralph Northam spoke Friday, May 28, at Sportrock Climbing Center, a rock climbing gym in Alexandria, Virginia, to celebrate the lifting of coronavirus pandemic restrictions in Virginia. “Today we mark a tremendous milestone in our fight against COVID-19. As of 12:01 this...
Staff Report — Gov. Ralph Northam today lifted Virginia’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Gov. Northam also announced that Virginia will ease all distancing and capacity restrictions on Friday, May 28, two weeks earlier than planned. The updates...
Staff Report — Gov. Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Seventy-Eight declaring a state of emergency in Virginia to address gasoline supply disruptions throughout the commonwealth. On May 7, the Colonial Pipeline system, which is the primary fuel source for many Virginia retailers, reported a ransomware cyberattack that resulted in a...
By Carol Vaughn — Lighthouse Fellowship Church on Chincoteague Monday filed an opening brief for the second time in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in its federal lawsuit against Gov. Ralph Northam, according to a press release from Liberty Counsel, the Orlando, Fla., group providing legal representation to the...
By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam announced an additional easing of pandemic restrictions, including on social gatherings, entertainment and wedding venues, sporting events, and commencement ceremonies, at a press briefing Wednesday. Northam said the statewide percent positivity for COVID-19 testing is now 5.6%, down from 17% in early January; he...
By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam during a press conference Wednesday announced some restrictions will be eased as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to fall and the number of Virginians vaccinated rises. “It is critical that we do this slowly and thoughtfully. We do not want to risk our progress...
By Carol Vaughn — A federal judge in Norfolk dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Chincoteague church against Gov. Ralph Northam. The order, filed Jan. 27 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, detailed the ruling. Lighthouse Fellowship Church filed a civil lawsuit on April 24, 2020,...
By Carol Vaughn — “I know you have one thing on your mind — and that’s vaccines,” said Gov. Ralph Northam in a briefing Wednesday. Northam said Virginia is accelerating COVID-19 vaccinations and working to increase transparency, including Wednesday’s launch of a vaccine dashboard on the Virginia Department of Health website,...
By Carol Vaughn — Dr. Anthony Fauci in a virtual meeting with Virginia faith leaders described COVID-19’s impact on the "Black and Brown" communities as “a double whammy,” noting jobs held by  people of color often require them to be out in the community interacting in person, with the increased...
By Carol Vaughn — Perdue Farms sent a letter to 16 governors, including Gov. Ralph Northam, urging prioritization of meat and poultry workers in upcoming COVID-19 vaccination programs. Perdue is the nation’s fourth largest poultry producer. The Dec. 10 letter, sent to governors of states where Perdue operates facilities, urges officials to...