Mayor Levar M. Stoney statement on Governor Northam’s stay-at-home order

“The City of Richmond stands in full support of the Governor’s order to stay at home.

“In accordance with the Governor’s order, the city is restricting access to certain outdoor amenities. Playgrounds and courts at Richmond Public Schools and public parks will be closed. All team sports and activities are prohibited. 

“Activities at the James River are restricted; no swimming, sunbathing or gathering in groups will be allowed, though patrons may still use the area for exercise, such as biking, walking, running and hiking. These new restrictions go into effect Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m.

“When in open spaces, keep activities within your household unit. Stay six feet away from individuals outside of your household unit at all times. RPD will enforce these new guidelines and continue to enforce social distancing measures.

“We will get through this crisis, but for the sake of our neighbors, especially the most vulnerable among us, I beg Richmonders to take this seriously. We are all safer and stronger at home.”

To view the Governor’s full order, click here.