RICHMOND, VA – Governor Ralph Northam banned all public gatherings of more than 100 people in Virginia on Sunday.
“This is a very fluid and dynamic situation. We have not mandated a quarantine, but we are strongly encouraging and urging people to avoid public gatherings of any kind,” Northam said.
Northam also ordered a two-week closure of municipal offices in the southeast, which has numerous coronavirus cases and the state's first death as a result of the virus.
The announcement comes following a meeting with local officials in the Peninsula Health District.
There are eight people who have tested positive for the virus in that area.
The Governor said that statewide, 45 people have tested positive for the virus.