March 18 Update on COVID-19 in the City of Richmond
Four individuals who reside in the City of Richmond have tested positive for COVID-19 infection.
Two men are in their 20s, and two men are in their 30s. All four are at home in isolation, and none of them have required hospitalization. All four of them have traveled outside of Virginia, three of them as part of the same group. Research into the cases is ongoing.
Additionally, the Governor has issued a Public Health Emergency Order that establishments limit gatherings to 10 people or less. This includes restaurants. In response, the Mayor has issued the following statement, indicating that the city will support the Virginia Department of Health in enforcing that order:
“The City of Richmond stands behind Governor Northam’s Public Health Emergency Order to limit gatherings to 10 people or under. In the interest of public health and safety, the City of Richmond and its public safety agencies will be working in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health to ensure establishments within city limits abide by the Governor’s order.”