Executive Actions

Executive Orders and Directives in effect that were issued by former Governors of Virginia can be viewed here.

EO-54 Delegation of Authority to the Commissioner of the Virginia Employment Commission to Request Title XII Advances to Support Virginia Worker   ~ March 28, 2020

Order of Public Emergency Two - Order of the Governor and State Health Commissioner Declaration of Public Health Emergency  ~ March 25, 2020

EO-53 Temporary Restrictions on Restaurants, Recreational, Entertainment, Gatherings, Non-essential Retail Businesses, and Closure of K-12 Schools Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ March 23, 2020

Order of Public Emergency One - Amended Order of the Governor and State Health Commissioner Declaration of Public Health Emergency  ~ March 20, 2020

EO-52 Increases in Hospital Bed Capacity in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ March 20, 2020

EO-51 Declaration of a State of Emergency Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ March 12, 2020

EO-50 Declaration of a State of Emergency Due to Extreme Flooding  ~ February 7, 2020

EO-49 AMENDED Declaration of a State of Emergency Due to Potential Civil Unrest at the Virginia State Capitol  ~ January 17, 2020

EO-48 Establishment of the Virginia Data Commission, the Virginia Executive Data  ~ January 8, 2020

EO-47 Expanding Opportunities for Virginians with Disabilities  ~ January 2, 2020

EO-46 Declaration of a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Virginia Due to Highway Damages From Flooding  ~ December 6, 2019

EO-45 Floodplain Management Requirements and Planning Standards for State Agencies, Institutions, and Property  ~ November 15, 2019

EO-44 Continuation of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Opioids and Addiction   ~ September 25, 2019

EO-43 Expanding Access to Clean Energy and Growing the Clean Energy Jobs of the Future   ~ September 16, 2019

EO-42 Promulgation of the Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Operations Plan and Delegation of Authority  ~ September 3, 2019

EO-41 Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities of State Agencies and Public Institutions of Higher Education   ~ September 3, 2019

EO-40 Declaration of a State of Emergency Due to Hurricane Dorian  ~ September 3, 2019

EO-39 Establishment of the Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth  ~ August 24, 2019

EO-38 Reauthorizing an Inter-agency Taskforce on Worker Misclassification and Payroll Fraud  ~ August 8, 2019

EO-37 Transfer of the Virginia Board of Accountancy to the Secretary of Finance  ~ August 1, 2019

EO-36 Establishment Of The Virginia Stem Education Commission  ~ July 17, 2019

EO-35 Advancing Equity For Small-, Women-, Minority-, and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses In State Contracting   ~ July 3, 2019

EO-34 Declaration of a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Virginia Due to Highway Damages From Flooding  ~ June 27, 2019

EO-33 Continuing the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Quality Child Care and Education  ~ June 25, 2019

EO-32 Establishment of the Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law  ~ June 4, 2019

EO-31 Transfer of the Museum of Natural History to the Secretary of Education  ~ May 14, 2019

EO-30 Appointing The Secretary Of Natural Resources As The Commonwealth's Natural Resources Trustee   ~ March 21, 2019

EO-29 Establishment Of The Virginia Council On Environmental Justice  ~ January 22, 2019

EO-28 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency for The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Winter Weather  ~ January 12, 2019

EO-27 Establishing The Virginia Complete Count Commission  ~ December 18, 2018

EO-26 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency for The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Winter Weather  ~ December 8, 2018

EO-25 Establishing The Governor's Affordable Housing Priorities To Address Virginia's Unmet Housing Needs  ~ November 15, 2018

EO-24 Increasing Virginia’s Resilience To Sea Level Rise And Natural Hazards  ~ November 2, 2018

EO-23 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency For The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Hurricane Michael And In Support Of States Affected By The Storm  ~ October 11, 2018

EO-22 Establishment of the Governor's Conservation Cabinet: A United Effort to Protect and Conserve Virginia's Natural Resources  ~ October 4, 2018

EO-21 Establishing The Governors Advisory Commission On Opioids And Addiction  ~ September 26, 2018

EO-20 Transfer Of The Department Of Military Affairs To The Secretary Of Veterans And Defense Affairs  ~ September 24, 2018

EO-19 Cloud Service Utilization And Readiness  ~ September 17, 2018

EO-18 Directing The Commissioner Of The Department Of Motor Vehicles To Extend The Validity Of Expiring Driver’s Licenses And Identification Cards  ~ September 14, 2018

EO-17 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency For The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Potential Impacts From Hurricane Florence (amended)  ~ September 12, 2018

EO-16 Establishing An Inter-agency Task Force On Worker Misclassification And Payroll Fraud  ~ August 10, 2018

EO-15 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency In Preparation For The Anniversary Of Charlottesville  ~ August 8, 2018

EO-14 Development And Review Of State Agency Regulations (Amended)  ~ July 16, 2018

EO-13 Establishing The Governor’s Advisory Commission On Quality Child Care And Education   ~ June 25, 2018

EO-12 Parental Leave For Commonwealth Employees   ~ June 25, 2018

EO-11 The Way Ahead for Virginia's Children: Establishing the Children's Cabinet  ~ June 21, 2018

EO-10 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency For The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Severe Weather And Flooding  ~ June 8, 2018

EO-9 Directing The Commissioner Of The Department Of Motor Vehicles To Extend The Validity Of Expiring Driver’s Licenses And Identification Cards  ~ April 27, 2018

EO-8 Designation Of Executive Branch Officers And Employees Required To File Financial Disclosure Statements  ~ April 25, 2018

EO-7 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency For The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Severe Weather  ~ April 16, 2018

EO-6 Executive Order Supporting The Critical Role Of The Virginia Department Of Environmental Quality In Protection Of Virginia’s Air, Water, And Public Health  ~ April 3, 2018

EO-5 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency For The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Severe Weather  ~ March 2, 2018

EO-4 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency For The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Severe Weather   ~ February 12, 2018

EO-3 Delegation Of Governor's Authority To Declare A State Of Emergency, To Call The Virginia National Guard To Active Service For Emergencies Or Disasters, And To Declare The Governor Unable To Discharge The Powers And Duties Of His Office When The Governor Cannot Be Reached Or Is Incapacitated  ~ January 13, 2018

EO-2 Authority And Responsibility Of The Chief Of Staff   ~ January 13, 2018

EO-1 Equal Opportunity   ~ January 13, 2018

ED-8 Directing the Superintendent of the Virginia Department of State Police to Take Certain Administrative Action Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ March 19, 2020

ED-7 Directing The Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to Take Certain Administrative Action Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)   ~ March 17, 2020

ED-6 Continuing the Community Integration Team  ~ January 2, 2020

ED-5 Access to Affordable Quality Health Care Coverage  ~ October 15, 2019

ED-4 Establishing The Governor’s Executive Leadership Team on School Readiness  ~ July 24, 2019

ED-3 Continuing the Statewide Agencies Radio System  ~ May 14, 2019

ED-2 Establishing The Governor’s Executive Leadership Team On Highway Safety  ~ December 4, 2018

ED-1 Directing the Virginia Racing Commission Regarding Regulations Related to Historic Horse Racing Pursuant to House Bill 1609  ~ July 1, 2018

EO-54 Delegation of Authority to the Commissioner of the Virginia Employment Commission to Request Title XII Advances to Support Virginia Worker   ~ March 28, 2020

Order of Public Emergency Two - Order of the Governor and State Health Commissioner Declaration of Public Health Emergency  ~ March 25, 2020

EO-53 Temporary Restrictions on Restaurants, Recreational, Entertainment, Gatherings, Non-essential Retail Businesses, and Closure of K-12 Schools Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ March 23, 2020

Order of Public Emergency One - Amended Order of the Governor and State Health Commissioner Declaration of Public Health Emergency  ~ March 20, 2020

EO-52 Increases in Hospital Bed Capacity in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ March 20, 2020

EO-51 Declaration of a State of Emergency Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ March 12, 2020

EO-50 Declaration of a State of Emergency Due to Extreme Flooding  ~ February 7, 2020

EO-49 AMENDED Declaration of a State of Emergency Due to Potential Civil Unrest at the Virginia State Capitol  ~ January 17, 2020

EO-48 Establishment of the Virginia Data Commission, the Virginia Executive Data  ~ January 8, 2020

EO-47 Expanding Opportunities for Virginians with Disabilities  ~ January 2, 2020

EO-46 Declaration of a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Virginia Due to Highway Damages From Flooding  ~ December 6, 2019

EO-45 Floodplain Management Requirements and Planning Standards for State Agencies, Institutions, and Property  ~ November 15, 2019

EO-44 Continuation of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Opioids and Addiction   ~ September 25, 2019

EO-43 Expanding Access to Clean Energy and Growing the Clean Energy Jobs of the Future   ~ September 16, 2019

EO-42 Promulgation of the Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Operations Plan and Delegation of Authority  ~ September 3, 2019

EO-41 Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities of State Agencies and Public Institutions of Higher Education   ~ September 3, 2019

EO-40 Declaration of a State of Emergency Due to Hurricane Dorian  ~ September 3, 2019

EO-39 Establishment of the Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth  ~ August 24, 2019

EO-38 Reauthorizing an Inter-agency Taskforce on Worker Misclassification and Payroll Fraud  ~ August 8, 2019

EO-37 Transfer of the Virginia Board of Accountancy to the Secretary of Finance  ~ August 1, 2019

EO-36 Establishment Of The Virginia Stem Education Commission  ~ July 17, 2019

EO-35 Advancing Equity For Small-, Women-, Minority-, and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses In State Contracting   ~ July 3, 2019

EO-34 Declaration of a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Virginia Due to Highway Damages From Flooding  ~ June 27, 2019

EO-33 Continuing the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Quality Child Care and Education  ~ June 25, 2019

EO-32 Establishment of the Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law  ~ June 4, 2019

EO-31 Transfer of the Museum of Natural History to the Secretary of Education  ~ May 14, 2019

EO-30 Appointing The Secretary Of Natural Resources As The Commonwealth's Natural Resources Trustee   ~ March 21, 2019

EO-29 Establishment Of The Virginia Council On Environmental Justice  ~ January 22, 2019

EO-28 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency for The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Winter Weather  ~ January 12, 2019

EO-27 Establishing The Virginia Complete Count Commission  ~ December 18, 2018

EO-26 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency for The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Winter Weather  ~ December 8, 2018

EO-25 Establishing The Governor's Affordable Housing Priorities To Address Virginia's Unmet Housing Needs  ~ November 15, 2018

EO-24 Increasing Virginia’s Resilience To Sea Level Rise And Natural Hazards  ~ November 2, 2018

EO-23 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency For The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Hurricane Michael And In Support Of States Affected By The Storm  ~ October 11, 2018

EO-22 Establishment of the Governor's Conservation Cabinet: A United Effort to Protect and Conserve Virginia's Natural Resources  ~ October 4, 2018

EO-21 Establishing The Governors Advisory Commission On Opioids And Addiction  ~ September 26, 2018

EO-20 Transfer Of The Department Of Military Affairs To The Secretary Of Veterans And Defense Affairs  ~ September 24, 2018

EO-19 Cloud Service Utilization And Readiness  ~ September 17, 2018

EO-18 Directing The Commissioner Of The Department Of Motor Vehicles To Extend The Validity Of Expiring Driver’s Licenses And Identification Cards  ~ September 14, 2018

EO-17 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency For The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Potential Impacts From Hurricane Florence (amended)  ~ September 12, 2018

EO-16 Establishing An Inter-agency Task Force On Worker Misclassification And Payroll Fraud  ~ August 10, 2018

EO-15 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency In Preparation For The Anniversary Of Charlottesville  ~ August 8, 2018

EO-14 Development And Review Of State Agency Regulations (Amended)  ~ July 16, 2018

EO-13 Establishing The Governor’s Advisory Commission On Quality Child Care And Education   ~ June 25, 2018

EO-12 Parental Leave For Commonwealth Employees   ~ June 25, 2018

EO-11 The Way Ahead for Virginia's Children: Establishing the Children's Cabinet  ~ June 21, 2018

EO-10 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency For The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Severe Weather And Flooding  ~ June 8, 2018

EO-9 Directing The Commissioner Of The Department Of Motor Vehicles To Extend The Validity Of Expiring Driver’s Licenses And Identification Cards  ~ April 27, 2018

EO-8 Designation Of Executive Branch Officers And Employees Required To File Financial Disclosure Statements  ~ April 25, 2018

EO-7 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency For The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Severe Weather  ~ April 16, 2018

EO-6 Executive Order Supporting The Critical Role Of The Virginia Department Of Environmental Quality In Protection Of Virginia’s Air, Water, And Public Health  ~ April 3, 2018

EO-5 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency For The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Severe Weather  ~ March 2, 2018

EO-4 Declaration Of A State Of Emergency For The Commonwealth Of Virginia Due To Severe Weather   ~ February 12, 2018

EO-3 Delegation Of Governor's Authority To Declare A State Of Emergency, To Call The Virginia National Guard To Active Service For Emergencies Or Disasters, And To Declare The Governor Unable To Discharge The Powers And Duties Of His Office When The Governor Cannot Be Reached Or Is Incapacitated  ~ January 13, 2018

EO-2 Authority And Responsibility Of The Chief Of Staff   ~ January 13, 2018

EO-1 Equal Opportunity   ~ January 13, 2018

ED-8 Directing the Superintendent of the Virginia Department of State Police to Take Certain Administrative Action Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  ~ March 19, 2020

ED-7 Directing The Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to Take Certain Administrative Action Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)   ~ March 17, 2020

ED-6 Continuing the Community Integration Team  ~ January 2, 2020

ED-5 Access to Affordable Quality Health Care Coverage  ~ October 15, 2019

ED-4 Establishing The Governor’s Executive Leadership Team on School Readiness  ~ July 24, 2019

ED-3 Continuing the Statewide Agencies Radio System  ~ May 14, 2019

ED-2 Establishing The Governor’s Executive Leadership Team On Highway Safety  ~ December 4, 2018

ED-1 Directing the Virginia Racing Commission Regarding Regulations Related to Historic Horse Racing Pursuant to House Bill 1609  ~ July 1, 2018

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