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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on September 9, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Virginia, we recommend that you visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia portal, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce's State Resources list or the USDA's COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities for Virginia.

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Description of Program and Relief

Liability Protections for Healthcare Workers

Governor Northam issued Executive Order Sixty, clarifying that existing statutory liability protections for Virginia healthcare workers during a state of emergency apply during the COVID-19 pandemic. This order ensures that public and private healthcare workers who are operating with limited resources and may be forced to serve patients outside of conventional standards of care due to the impact of COVID-19, are protected from certain kinds of liability. Nothing in the order prevents liability in cases of gross negligence or willful misconduct.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Virginia Governor

Dates Available


Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Virginia healthcare workers.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky,

List of Additional Information

For more information, please click here.

For the text of Executive Order Sixty, please click here.

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