Governor Northam looks on as Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia students practice their clinical skills in intubation during a tour of the College of Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond on Thursday, July 22. Read more about the Governor’s visit here.
WEEK OF JULY 23, 2021
Virginia Departments of Health and Education Issue Updated Guidance for PreK-12 Schools, Supports Local Decision Making Informed by CDC Recommendations
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  • “Virginia has followed the science throughout this pandemic, and that’s what we continue to do,” said Governor Northam. “This guidance takes into consideration recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and will provide necessary flexibility for school divisions while ensuring a safe, healthy, and world-class learning environment for Virginia’s students. I strongly urge every eligible Virginian to get vaccinated. Getting your shot will protect you, your family, and your community—and it is the only way we can beat this pandemic once and for all.”
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Governor Northam Announces Appointments to Three Newly-Created Boards Responsible for Overseeing the Multi-Year Cannabis Legalization Process in Virginia
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  • “Virginia is committed to legalizing cannabis the right way—by learning from other states, by listening to public health and safety experts, and by centering social equity,” said Governor Northam. “There is a tremendous amount of work ahead to establish an adult-use marijuana market in our Commonwealth, and I am proud to appoint these talented Virginians who will bring diverse backgrounds, an incredible depth of expertise, and a shared commitment to public service to this important effort.”
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Schools Win Big as Virginia Lottery Announces Profits Surged Nearly 30 Percent, Topping $765 Million in Fiscal Year 2021
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  • “The Virginia Lottery is tasked with the important mission of supporting our public schools, and this year you really delivered,” said Governor Northam. “Our Administration has focused on strengthening public education across the Commonwealth, and I want to congratulate the Virginia Lottery on its recording-breaking performance.” 
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Governor Northam Awards Virginia Main Street Grants to 16 Community Development Projects, Funding to Bolster Efforts to Revitalize Historic Commercial Districts
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  • “These grants will go a long way towards revitalizing downtown business and commercial districts, while also preserving their unique historic character,” said Governor Northam. “The Virginia Main Street program is a proven tool to help small communities create opportunities for long-term economic growth—that’s why we plan to invest significant resources from the American Rescue Plan to expand the reach of these redevelopment efforts.”
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