Virginia governor’s stay-at-home order closes state’s beaches

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday issued a stay-at-home order similar to the ruling that goes into effect at 5 p.m. today for North Carolina, but also closes beaches to anything but exercise and fishing.

Gov. Ralph Northam’s order will allow people to leave their homes to seek essential services such as medical attention, food and supplies, to care for family members, to work or to get fresh air and exercise. The state’s beaches will be closed to any activity except exercise or fishing. Campgrounds will also be closed to short-term stays.

Northam noted that some beaches and recreational areas around the state were crowded this weekend.

“I will remind those folks: You are being very selfish.”

The governor’s office said the order would remain in effect until June 10 unless rescinded or changed.

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