Gov. Northam updated Virginia on COVID-19 response


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/WFXR) — Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Emergency Support Team provided an update on the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Earlier this week, Northam announced that starting Friday, May 29, all Virginians are required to wear face coverings inside public buildings. However, there are some exceptions:

  • If you’re eating or drinking
  • If you’re exercising 
  • If you have trouble breathing or are unable to remove the face covering without help
  • If you need to communicate with those who are hard of hearing
  • If temporarily removing the mask is necessary to secure government or medical services
  • If you have a health condition stopping you from wearing a face-covering

You can watch Northam’s coronavirus news conference on WFXR News, here on, or on the WFXR News app.

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