Public health emergency order gives law enforcement authority to enforce 10-patron limit in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A public health emergency order issued Tuesday by Gov. Ralph Northam and State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver will permit authorities to enforce a 10-patron limit in restaurants, gyms and other public places.

“I hope that everyone will have the common sense to stay home tonight and in the days ahead,” Northam said in a statement. “This order will ensure that state and local officials have the tools they need to keep people safe.”

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