Highlights this Week:
The 2021 Special Session II begins next week.
Agenda: ARPA funding allocation and judges.
VDH officials advise citizens to continue staying out of the James River all weekend, due to the sewage leak
KEY MEASURES: Virginia Department of Health
Dashboard updated 7/30/2021. Case counts reflect what has been reported to VDH by healthcare providers and laboratories.
Northam encourages indoor masking
“Gov. Ralph Northam — facing a rise in new COVID-19 cases and stalled vaccinations — urged Virginians to get vaccinated…but conceded masks could also help prevent further spread amid the circumstances…”
CDC: Mask up in high risk areas
“Richmond, Petersburg and Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover counties would all qualify as substantial risk under the CDC’s definition, according to the most recent case data from the state health department...“
Business, Economy, & Labor News
New marijuana law in Virginia means some employers may change their drug testing policies as an employment condition
Virginia’s laws against marijuana possession have been loosened somewhat now, but that doesn’t mean people will get a free pass when applying for a job or at work when it comes to cannabis use.
2021 Virginia General Election