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The VBA Monitors Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 10, 2020   (0 Comments)
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The threat of coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, remains small in Virginia today. However, today Virginia health officials say 30 people (as of noon March 13) have presumptive positive cases of the virus in the commonwealth. The risk of exposure is low. To curb community spread, Gov. Ralph Northam on March 12 declared a state of emergency in Virginia. The outbreak continues to evolve as more people are tested and cases of the virus are confirmed.

At this point, one event on the VBA calendar has been rescheduled. The Bankruptcy Law Conference, scheduled for May 7 and 8, will instead be Oct. 1-2. 

The safety and wellness of all VBA members, event registrants and staff have the highest priority of the VBA.

The Virginia Bar Association, and its sections and divisions, have several events planned in the next several weeks. They include:

Organizers of these events and of others in the planning stages are aware of the VBA’s concerns regarding COVID-19 and are reviewing options.

The VBA will continue to monitor official sources of information, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Commonwealth of Virginia, for updates. Should the situation become potentially more worrisome to hold in-person events, registrants will be informed and notices will appear on the VBA homepage under News and on individual event webpages.

At this time, all but one of the events listed above will be held as planned. The VBA looks forward to your participation and involvement.

If you have registered for an in-person event and have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please contact your medial provider immediately. Other than a doctor visit, stay at home and away from others and pets until the risk of secondary transmission is thought to be low. Please do not go to the office or attend events in person.

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, go to the Virginia Department of Health website at and the CDC website at


Updated March 13, 2020

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