12 March 2020 – Governor declares state of emergency, outlines additional measures to combat COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Gatherings, businesses, and services; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: Virginia
Lead People/Agency: Governor Ralph Northam

Overview: Governor Northam Declares State of Emergency, Outlines Additional Measures to Combat COVID-19. Measures include ban on state employee travel and implemetation of telework policies, the cancelation of large events, and long-term economic planning
Full details here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-853537-en.html

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Virginia Department of Public Health, neighboring state agencies, the CDC