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Take Action to Re-Open Loudoun and Virginia!

Dear Friend,

I hope you are coping well in this difficult situation the Coronavirus and Gov. Northam's actions have placed us in. Here are some updates on what I've been doing, as well as what you can do to help.

Action Items:

  1. Sign my Petition to Re-Open Loudoun and Virginia
  2. Pastors - email me to sign onto the Religious Liberty letter
  3. Read and share my Op-Ed in the Loudoun Times Mirror
  4. Attend the Re-Open Loudoun rally at the Loudoun County Government Center tomorrow, Friday morning, from 9-12

Loudoun County

Chair Randall came to the Loudoun Board with the recommendation that Loudoun unite with the rest of NOVA asking Governor Northam to prolong the business-crushing-church-closing lockdown. On a 6-3 vote, the BOS agreed; but why? Bi-partisan opposition to the delay came from Supervisors Caleb Kershner, Tony Buffington and Kristen Umstattd, who also sent a letter yesterday to the Governor urging him to reopen Loudoun.

Here's some Loudoun COVID data. According to the non-partisan Virginia Public Access Project, data from the Virginia Department of Health reports Loudoun County COVID deaths at 10.6/100,000 people; fewer deaths per capita than Virginia overall, and about half of Northern Virginia’s rate of 19.2/100,000 people. Likewise, Loudoun's rate of cases is better than the Commonwealth's and much better than NOVA's.

In simple terms, Loudoun County is in better shape that Virginia overall, and far better than NoVA, but Loudoun County Chair Randall sent a letter informing the Governor that Loudoun wants more lockdown. I've urged her to reconsider.

Phase One (Clarke and Frederick Counties)

What about the rest of the Commonwealth? My constituents in Clarke and Frederick Counties get to move to "Phase One" tomorrow, but there is really little difference from "Phase Zero" where Loudoun and NOVA are stuck, and where we've all been for the last several week. For instance, dine-in is still not allowed in restaurants, and fitness centers and entertainment venues are still closed as well. More detail is here

Religious Liberty:

Two weeks ago, I sent a letter to the Governor on behalf of pastors who are determined to exercise their God-given right to worship. I have still not received a substantive response to the letter. The Governor did loosen requirements for religious services requirements some in "Phase One", but it is still an infringement, and also does not impact a large segment of the Commonwealth's population, including Loudoun County. More information on these religious liberty efforts is on my website here.

My office is monitoring the situation in Virginia closely and will keep you advised as we learn more. In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email my office at 540-751-8364 or DelDLaRock@house.virginia.gov. You can also follow me on twitter @LaRock4Delegate or like my Facebook page to keep up to date.

Sincerely,

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District Office: P.O. Box 6, Hamilton, Virginia 20159 (540) 751-8364

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