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Chap Petersen

The novel coronavirus has created a whole slew of new problems that nobody anticipated, much less planned for, leaving even public officials in a state of confusion about how best to keep Virginians safe without causing unnecessary collateral damage. But so far, the question of how far the governor’s authority goes to quarantine individuals who are not sick and have not infected anybody else remains unanswered.

Despite the governor’s calling of a special session of the General Assembly this summer specifically to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislature has still not given its consent to his COVID restrictions—even though lawmakers had plenty of time to do so."

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