23 March 2020 – DC, MD, and VA issue joint statement promoting social distancing and calling for more federal resources

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health, Local Government, Private Sector
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: Virginia, DC, MD
Lead People/Agency: Governor Ralph Northam, Governor Larry Hogan, Mayor Muriel Bowser

Overview: Today, the chief executives of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia held a joint call to discuss the coronavirus (COVID-19) response throughout the region. The call included a push for concerted effort on testing in the region, a regional framework on business impacts, and ongoing coordinated messaging to encourage residents to be good neighbors by staying at home. The Mayor and the Governors agreed to continue to advocate for more resources and leadership from the federal government to meet immediate needs like testing supplies and direct financial assistance to cities, counties and states.
Full details here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-855324-en.html

Type of Justification: Learning from other jurisdictions
Evidence/Justification: To enhance public safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19, and to protect workers of the Federal Government, who predominantly preside in VA, MD, and DC