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Executive Order impacts NAPO staff, events

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 25, 2020

Virginia’s governor issued an Executive Order instituting significant new restrictions on businesses within Virginia, which is where NAPO’s office is located.

Gatherings of 10 or more persons are prohibited in any location, public or private. Certain essential retail businesses (which are listed) may remain open as normal. Other retail businesses must limit in-person shopping to no more than 10 persons at a time. All K-12 schools, public and private, are closed for the rest of the school year. Just about every other place normally open to the public will have to close. NAPO is not considered a retail business.

The order, which is in effect 11:59 p.m. March 24 to midnight on April 23, 2020, means NAPO staff will be primarily working from home, with some staff reporting to the office occasionally to access documents, records or materials they cannot access from home.

Emails and phone messages are to be checked daily on weekdays by staffers working from home. NAPO will also try to have one person in the office weekdays to check mail, phone calls and deal with any maintenance issues, etc. Santizing supplies will be used, staff are directed to keep a safe distance from each other, and shifts can be staggered to reduce contact.

NAPO events are being rescheduled, including Police Week events, which will not be held in May.

For more information, click here for Virginia’s Executive Order.

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