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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Disease Reporting and Control [12 VAC 5 ‑ 90]
COVID-19 Emergency Update
Action 5581 / Stage 9040
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 8/10/2020  12:41 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/10/2020    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/14/2020    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 11/16/2020   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 4/7/2022   (Approved on 6/30/2022)  

Public Hearing Will not be held at the proposed stage.
Emergency Authority 32.1-13
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/10/2020
Review Completed: 8/14/2020
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/14/2020
Review Completed: 8/28/2020
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 9/18/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 11/16/2020
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 11/17/2020
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 12/21/2020    Volume: 37  Issue: 9
Comment Period Ended 1/20/2021
Effective Date 1/20/2021
Expiration Date 7/19/2022

The expiration date for this emergency regulation has been extended until 1/18/2023
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kristin Collins  / Policy Analyst - Office of Epidemiology
Address: 109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)864-7298    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5581:
COVID-19 Emergency Update
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (9040) Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 07/19/2022 and was extended until 01/18/2023.
Proposed   (9399) Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/01/2022.
Final   (9811) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/18/2023.
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