Stay at Home To Stay Enforced

No Injunction In SW Va.

April 09, 2020 - 4:41 pm
Governor Ralph Northam provides an update on coronavirus efforts on March 19, 2020.  (Governor's Facebook Page)

(Governor's Facebook Page)


Richmond, Va. ( --  A Russell County judge in Southwest Virginia has denied a request for a special injunction against Governor Ralph Northam's executive orders on coronavirus.  A man was suing to allow unlimited religious assemblies, while the orders ban assemblies of more than 10 people, in order to limit the virus' spread.

Judge Michael Moore said, in his ruling, that the injunction would not be in the public interest.  The hearing was held over the phone, in part, because of social distancing measures.  

The Governor's State of Emergency and Stay at Home order are in effect through June 10th.