General District Court

Executive Order Requirement to Wear Face Covering While Inside Buildings
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Under the constitutional, statutory, and inherent authority of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Court EXTENDS the Declaration of Judicial Emergency through October 11,2020, and ORDERS that the provisions of the Ninth Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency in Response to Covid-19 Emergency, entered August 20, 2020 (Ninth Order), shall continue to apply in all courts of the Commonwealth for the duration of this Order unless amended by future order.

This Order shall be in effect from September 21, 2020, through October 11,2020. Accordingly, the Period of Judicial Emergency now extends from March 16,2020, through October 11, 2020. The Declaration of Judicial Emergency may be extended for additional periods as provided in Va. Code § I7.I-330(E). It is so ORDERED.

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