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Amended Executive Directive Eight (2020)
Directing the Superintendent of the Virginia Department of State Police
to Continue Certain Administrative Action Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Importance of the Issue
Since issuing Executive Directive Eight on March 19, 2020, the Commonwealth of Virginia has continued to implement aggressive measures to respond to and to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effects on Virginians. Data collected by the Virginia Department of Health, however, shows that the virus continues to spread across the state adversely affecting thousands of Virginians. Therefore, it is necessary to extend and expand certain actions previously undertaken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Virginians.
Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor under Article V of the Constitution of Virginia, § 44-146.17 of the Code of Virginia, and my continuing and ultimate authority and responsibility to act in such matters, I direct the Virginia Department of State Police (VSP) to undertake the following measures:
Effective Date of this Amended Executive Directive
This Amended Executive Directive amends Executive Directive Eight and shall unless sooner amended or rescinded remain in full force and effect until July 31, 2020.
Given under my hand and under the Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia, this 23rd day of April, 2020.