15 April 2020 – Call for volunteers to aid COVID-19 healthcare workers

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Individual measures
Level of Jurisdiction: Virginia
Lead People/Agency: Governor Ralph Northam, VA Medical Reserve Corps

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

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Personal experience as doctor and veteran
Evidence/Justification: Governor Ralph Northam today announced additional details of a statewide effort in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health’s Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) to recruit medical and non-medical volunteers in the fight against COVID-19. It is estimated up to 30,000 volunteers are needed to provide support for the expected surge in hospitals and long-term care facilities throughout the Commonwealth.