23 April 2020 – Extended ban on elective surgeries and closure of DMV offices

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

Overview: Governor Northam Extends Ban on Elective Surgeries, Closure of DMV Offices
Full details here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/april/headline-856308-en.html

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: “We have increased our supply of PPE, but before we allow elective surgeries to resume, we must first be assured that the doctors, nurses, and medical staff who are fighting this virus or conducting emergency surgeries have the necessary supplies. We are working with medical facilities on plans to ensure that we can resume elective surgeries safely and responsibly.”