On today’s show, Albemarle joins Charlottesville in passing a “continuity of government” ordinance, Albemarle Supervisors plead with people to limit community spread, and governor Ralph Northam addresses concerns Executive Order 53 doesn’t go far enough to limit community spread.
“This virus clearly spreads when people gather together. I can’t repeat myself enough. Virginians, you need to stay at home. If you do not have to leave your home, you should not have to leave your home. If you have to get a necessity or if you are on a job that you have to be there in person, go out to do those things. If you need air, or need to go to a local park for a job, remember social distancing and staying six feet apart.” -Governor Ralph Northam, March 27, 2020
“You could walk out of or into a grocery store while someone else is walking out of it and a sneeze that you breathe that in and then you’re dealing with a potential infection." -Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker, March 26, 2020
“What we were basically asking is to put more in place so that we would have more teeth so to speak in terms of enforcement as well as trying to provide our community with more guidelines in terms of what they should do in order for them to remain safe in these trying times.” - Charlottesville City Manager, March 26, 2020
“None of us dealt with this the last time we dealt with it as a world in 1918 so all of us, this is a new experience and we are going to be learning as we go.” -Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker, March 26, 2020