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This week, Governor Northam has talked about the Three (3) Phase Plan to open Virginia back up. He expects the first phase to begin next Friday, May 15th. This is of course subject to change if it seems that Virginia is not ready according to the data behind COVID-19 cases.


Today is a special day for what many call the backbone of our healthcare community. Join me in celebrating National Nurses Day by appreciating all the hard work our nurses are doing to keep our community healthy!


Today marks the beginning of National Teacher Appreciation Week! Our teachers have worked so hard every day to ensure our students have the best education possible.


Today marks the beginning of May. It will soon be about two months since the Governor announced the State of Emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Governor stated during the first few press conferences, this situation wouldn’t last a few weeks, but months. This situation is unlike most of us have ever dealt with in our lifetimes.


A few weeks ago, the threat of a huge surge of COVID-19 loomed over us. Such an outcome would have overwhelmed our hospital system, depleted our resources, and hurt so many Virginians’ lives. However because we followed social distancing guidelines and our government undertook important actions such as obtaining multiple shipments of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our healthcare workers, we have begun flattening the curve.


Starting on April 25th, our country has begun observing National Infant Immunization Week. The greatest minds throughout the world are working day and night to find a vaccine for this new virus. Now more than ever, we must keep everyone in our community, especially the youngest, safe from health issues.