Virginia Governor Ralph Northam will issue an executive order ordering residents to stay at home except in cases of urgent need, a source familiar with the situation said.
Under Northam’s executive order, people will be allowed to leave their homes to buy food, get medical care or Bank services, and for a variety of other good reasons.
The decree will also restrict access to beaches. Swimming and sunbathing will be prohibited.
You can engage in outdoor activities if you observe the social distance and ban meetings of more than 10 people. Parks in the state will remain open.
As recently as Friday, Northam said that there is virtually no difference between issuing an Executive order and recommending that you stay home.
The Northam administration did not disclose details of the decree, but the Governor said that he would make an “important statement” during a press conference.
Earlier on Monday, a similar decree was issued by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.
North Carolina Governor Ray Cooper also ordered residents to stay home. His decree will come into force at 5 pm on Monday.