Executive Order 53 Closing Businesses and Banning Large Gatherings
Governor Ralph Northam released an executive order temporarily closing non-essential businesses and banning meetings of more than 10 people. The order takes effect Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM and lasts until Thursday, April 23 at 11:59 PM. It applies to the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.
Have you been laid off or furloughed due to business closures? You can apply for unemployment insurance here at the Virginia Employment Commission. Governor Northam has directed that the one week waiting period and requirement to conduct a weekly job search both be suspended beginning March 15th.