I hope you are safe and healthy and socially distant. These times are hard for all of us and on some more than most. If you are an essential worker -- whether a health care provider or a grocery store clerk -- risking your life to save ours, I can't thank you enough. You are the true heroes of this time.
On Wednesday, April 22, I will drive to Richmond early in the morning to reconvene with other legislators across the Commonwealth to consider Governor Ralph Northam's 102 recommendations to our bills, along with his one veto and his 181 proposed budget amendments.
You probably know that I do my best to send very informative newsletters to constituents, chock-full of detail.
Every year, in addition to the many e-newsletters we send, we mail a hard copy post-session letter to thousands of my constituents.
Did you receive my post-session letter last year?
I hope so. As you'll see if you click the above link, it was long: 14 pages.
I hope you're holding up well. I know this is a tough time. I continue to be amazed by our first responders, healthcare professionals, hospital custodial staff, teachers, grocery store workers, food bank volunteers, garbage pick up crews, restaurant workers, and delivery drivers who continue to go to work knowing they are at risk.
It has been remarkable to see the resiliency of so many Virginians as we navigate these times.
I want you know that I am here for you. We're all in this together.
Governor Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by a further executive order.
I will be hosting my Mark's Monthly Meetup via Facebook Live. You can watch my meetup live by simply going to my official Facebook page between 1 and 3 pm this afternoon. The recording will be archived on Facebook as well.