Governor Northam’s Face Covering Requirement (Executive Order Sixty-Three)

May 28, 2020

On May 26, “Governor Ralph Northam… signed Executive Order Sixty-Three, requiring Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.”

You can read the full press release, and accompanying orders, here:  Governor Northam Announces Face Covering Requirement and Workplace Safety Regulations

The new face covering requirement is effective Friday, May 29, 2020.  However, on-terminal policies for colleagues, partners and stakeholders will not change.

EXCEPTIONS:

  1. At the NIT Port ID Office (operating by appointment only), all customers and colleagues must wear face coverings to gain admittance
  2. At the Drivers Assistance buildings at NIT and VIG, all customers and colleagues must wear face coverings to gain admittance
  3. At any other indoor point of personal service to customers – all customers and colleagues must wear face coverings

Although truck drivers are not required to wear face coverings to conduct cargo transactions, individual drivers should be in possession of a face covering, should they need to enter the ID Office and/or D.A. buildings.

Except in the instance of indoor personal interaction, Executive Order Sixty-Three does not impact the daily work of the colleagues, partners and stakeholders moving cargo across Port of Virginia terminals and facilities.

We appreciate your commitment to The Port of Virginia.  Your daily efforts are making a difference, as we work together toward economic recovery.