COVID-19 Information

As part of the Commonwealth’s communication efforts, the Frontier Culture Museum will periodically post information from the Virginia Dept of Emergency Management. Our goal is to keep everyone informed regarding the containment strategies deployed by the Commonwealth to slow the spread of COVID-19, and to assist those struggling during these difficult times.

There are also many regional and statewide resources available providing information and support for Virginians dealing with COVID-19 issues. Please consider supporting the local non-profit organizations who are helping the residents of our region.


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Regional COVID-19 Resources & Response Funds

Here are links to local resources if you are in need. If you’re in position to help, please consider donating as well.

Commonwealth Resource Websites 

The sites listed below are maintained by the Commonwealth of Virginia and contain the latest information available on each respective topic.

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Governor’s Office / State Level Announcements

April 17 – Governor Northam Announces New Actions to Expand Health Care Workforce.
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-856186-en.html

April 15 – Governor Northam Extends Business Closures for Two Weeks to May 8.
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-856145-en.html

April 15 – Governor Northam Issues Call for Additional Volunteers to Meet COVID-19 Health Care Demand.
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-856128-en.html

April 14 – Governor Northam, University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute, RAND Corporation Present Infectious Disease Modeling on Impact of COVID-19 Mitigations in Virginia
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-856112-en.html

April 13 – Governor Northam Announces Expansion of ‘Virtual Virginia’ to Support Distance Learning During School Closures.
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-856109-en.html

April 8 – Governor Northam Announces Additional Actions Providing Relief for Restaurants and Distilleries Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic.
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-856007-en.html

April 8 – Governor Northam Announces Plans to Postpone Upcoming Virginia Elections in Response to COVID-19.
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-855995-en.html

April 3 – Governor Northam Announces Emergency Funding to Shelter Virginia’s Homeless Population.
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-855925-en.html

April 2 – Virginia Receives Major Disaster Declaration from Federal Government for COVID-19.
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-855921-en.html

March 27 – Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order.
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-855702-en.html

March 25 – Governor Northam Directs Postponement of Elective Surgeries. Order will preserve medical beds and personal protective equipment for COVID-19 response.
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-855474-en.html

March 23 – Governor issues Executive Order 53 which requires the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 schools for the remainder of the academic year.
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-855292-en.html

March 17 – Governor and Health Commissioner Issue Public Health Emergency Order to Enforce 10-Patron limit in restaurants, fitness centers, and theaters. 
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-854500-en.html

March 17 – Governor Northam Announces New Measures to Combat COVID-19 and Support Impacted Virginians
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-854487-en.html

March 13 – K-12 School Closed for a minimum of 2 weeks
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-854442-en.html

March 12 – Gov declares state of emergency
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/eo/EO-51-Declaration-of-a-State-of-Emergency-Due-to-Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19).pdf

Executive Order 46 (2019)- Emergency Prep and Responsibilities of State Agencies
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-41-Emergency-Preparedness-Responsibilities-of-State-Agencies-and-Public-Institutions-of-Higher-Education.pdf