well good afternoon and thanks again for joining us today I hope that everybody had a nice weekend before we talk about the path forth I want to remind everyone of where we have been virginia saw its first kovat positive case on March the 7th just shy of 2 months ago our lives have changed drastically since then at that time across the country Americans feared that hospitals would be overwhelmed we worried we wouldn't have enough ICU beds or ventilators we knew we didn't have enough PPE or testing supplies so here in Virginia we asked you to stay home we issued restrictions on businesses and gatherings urged houses of worship to give sermons online and moved restaurants to take out and home delivery businesses moved to telework and online meetings we put a hold on elective surgeries and we all learned a new term actually two terms social distancing and physical distancing we put these restrictions into place and we waited to see if we were able to flatten the curve and while we waited our team monitored data built new PPE supply chains strengthened our unemployment system planned for alternative care facilities and strengthened the testing system among other steps and everyone in Virginia made sacrifices but everything you have done has truly made a difference we flattened the curve and our hospitals have not been overwhelmed I am keenly aware that had that it has come with a tremendous cost now we can start to move into a new phase of our response but at the same time I want to make it very this virus is still here it has not gone away and it will not go away until we have a vaccination and that may be hopefully at the end of this year or another year or two so all of our efforts have slowed its spread but they have not cured the disease we must figure out a path forward but we must always be aware that this virus is still with us even when we ease some restrictions we must continue to behave more cautiously than before we must not relax our vigilance or think that the risk has passed especially for our most vulnerable populations the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions to be clear we are not entering phase one today nor this week based on the data I expect that we may be able to enter it as soon as the next week today I'm going to outline what our phased approach of ease and restrictions will look like and when that will happen we anticipate three phases you'll still be safer at home large gatherings are still a bad idea it means continued social distancing teleworking and face coverings but it also means that we're moving forward phase one includes guidelines for all businesses to enhance physical distancing do more cleaning and disinfecting and promote workplace safety so let's look at each of these to promote physical distancing companies should establish policies to keep co-workers and customers physically separated with clear signs to communicate the rules it means limited gatherings like conferences and trade shows and keeping those as short as possible when they do need to happen and it may mean wearing face coverings at work more cleaning and disinfecting means practicing routine cleaning and disinfection of hard surfaces to protect our workers it means setting schedules that allow for short breaks so workers can wash their hands frequently and making sure there's a safe place for them to do something and workplace safety is critical measures like these are important for all businesses in addition we will be publishing additional guidelines for specific industries including restaurants retail fitness personal care and grooming as well as entertainment but here's the bottom line you'll be able to get your hair cut but you'll need an appointment and you'll see new safety measures in the salon it means you can go out to eat again but restaurants will use less of their seating so to spread people out more employees will wear face coverings and they'll do more cleaning phase 1 means more retail establishments can be open but they'll have to operate at lower capacity you can go to the gym but with fewer people and more requirements for cleaning farmers markets will have more flexibility with foot traffic and prepared foods our farmers markets are important as we really get into the growing season we will accommodate the needs of churches and houses of worship to gather in person but social distancing still matters even at church we anticipate phase 1 could last about three weeks consistent with CDC guidelines Phase two and three would also last about three weeks each as long as our health data continues to support it in Phase two will continue to ease restrict if we see our numbers trend downward continued downward train of our trend of our positive test continued downward trend of our hospitalizations stable capacity of hospital bed and intensive care stable supply of PPE and continued robust testing and contact tracing to move to phase three we're looking for no evidence of rebound for a sustained period of time so let's talk about timing I will extend executive order 53 which is the order that restricted certain businesses and band gatherings of more than ten people through next Thursday night may the 14th we will adjust the current stay-at-home order as well emphasizing safer at home rather than stay at home that gives us an additional two weeks to watch the data and determine if we are meeting the metrics we need to see to enter phase one now I'd like to talk briefly about that data and what metrics were using to make these decisions I've said from the beginning of this pandemic that our decisions will be made based on science and data earlier today we held a data briefing for the press and I think you saw how complex it is I want to thank the press for being available for that briefing and also the individuals that prepared the briefing as well I want to show the public some of what we're looking at we're looking at the following measures taken together as you can see our cases continue to rise this number will continue to go up in part because we are doing more testing robust testing and tracing are critical to this entire effort we get a better idea of that spread by looking at how many tests come up positive on this side the dark blue lines are the number of people tested the light blue is believe we need to move to the a different slide there you go now go back to the other one please yes thank you on this particular slide the dark blue lines are the number of people tested the light blue toward the bottom is the number of those tests that are positive and the yellow line represents the seven-day average of the percent of tests that are positive this slide also shows you the percent of those tests that come back positive we want to see a downward trend in that percentage over 14 days also we are planning to deploy a thousand people to work as contact tracers as you can see from this slide we are increasing our testing capacity over the weekend we tested more than 6000 people per day in mid-april we were testing fewer than 3000 we want to see a downward trend in the percent of cases that are hospitalized over 14 days and we are monitoring that we continue to have enough hospital bed and ICU capacity will watch this especially closely over the next couple of weeks as hospitals have resumed elective surgeries all of this depends on us having a good supply of PPE which we now feel that we have as you can see every day we monitor a wide range of health data we are evaluating that data constantly looking at metrics by day and by a rolling average we're using that determined to determine the spread of the virus whether it seems to be stabilizing and whether our hospitals have the capacity to meet the need I have another update on PPE last Friday I announced that Virginia is receiving three PPE decontamination units from Battelle the first of those is now up and running in Blacksburg and we anticipate the additional units will be in Richmond and Newport News this week I also want to thank our Virginia National Guard they have been helping move supplies and doing logistics for the past two months and now they're helping us do testing primarily in congregate settings they tested 1310 inmates at Sussex to prison just yesterday and wrapped up a testing pilot program in Harrisonburg yesterday no one should be alarmed by seeing the National Guard out and about in our communities they are here to help us I continue to be concerned about the rising number of cases in our poultry processing facilities especially on the Eastern Shore the Eastern Shore Health District now reports more than 260 cases associated with the two plants in Accomack County since I joined governor's Hogan and Carney in sending a letter to the president just over a week ago teams of specialists from the CDC have come to each of our three states to help this week our local health district the CDC and the poultry companies are working together to do testing of plant workers and members of the community we are also still closely tracking cases in the Shenandoah Valley which has a large number of plants cases that have increased as well but the increase is smaller and could be leveling off our focus right now remains on the shore we will continue to closely monitor the situation to ensure that the plants are instituting safety measures to protect workers health and that workers can access health care as needed finally today marks the start of two weeks Teacher Appreciation Week and Virginia's for resilience week our teachers always do wonderful work but they have stepped up to meet enormous challenges as we turn to virtual education I suspect that many parents who are now helping their children learn at home have gained an increase appreciation for our teachers resilience is how well we adapt to in the face of tragedy trauma our other sources of stress this week I encourage you to visit G or scan dot-com s G or scan dot-com to find virtual events trainings activities for children and other resources it's a particularly good time to think about resilience because we all are dealing with some level of stress from kovat 19 and for some it is trauma it isn't also important for our children to learn this skill so they're better able to adapt to adverse situations as adults I know Virginia is a resilient Commonwealth I am proud of Virginians for how you are handling this situation and how people have stepped up to take care of themselves and other people at this time now we're here from Virginia health commissioner dr.
norm Oliver and then we'll be glad to take your questions thank you good afternoon I just want to get update on the numbers of cases and some of the breakdown of those cases we now have a total of 19 thousand four hundred ninety two cases of Kovan 19 across the Commonwealth that represents 821 new cases in the last 24 hour period total deaths now number 684 that's in 24 new deaths in the last reporting period we have a total number of tests that we have recorded of 120 2788 and that number continues to rise outbreaks in the state are at 239 the majority of those outbreaks are in long-term care facilities and as before the percent of cases that are in communities of color continued to be disproportionately high african-american cases of is three thousand four hundred and sixty nine out of the thirteen thousand four hundred and thirty three for which we have race and ethnicity data that's about twenty six percent and that next cases our 4649 out of that same thirteen thousand four hundred and thirty three for about thirty five percent of that number deaths African American deaths number one hundred and fifty seven out of the five hundred and eighty five for which we have race and ethnicity data for about twenty seven percent of the debt deaths and further that next community 40 deaths are they that same number for a percentage of about seven percent thank you the question is have we been coordinating with Governor Hogan and Mayor Bowser and and also to our south is North Carolina in answers we have each state law has their own situation their own challenges as you know Maryland Washington and specifically Northern Virginia are in very densely populated areas and so we we do communicate we're probably not going to do everything on the exact day but we're working as close as we can and as I've said in the past we we want to be as consistent we can't as consistent as we can with our neighboring states and and not allow for any more confusion and that's absolutely possible governor as far as the timeline over the next two weeks as businesses are trying to prepare for eventually having the opportunity to reopen do you expect that if you have to change that date from from May 14th that businesses will know later this week early next week if that's not going to be the phase one the beginning of phase one at the end of next week are you going to be able to let those business owners and employees know in advance if there's going to be a change to that date the question and it's a great question I appreciate the question is if as we anticipate moving into phase one on May the 15th if things change will we be able to give some some advance notice and certainly I would do everything that I can to give as much notice as possible but you know I think as we as we look at the trends especially with our number of cases and our percent positives as we look at our hospital capacity as we look at our supply PPE our ability to test continue to monitor this as we move forward I anticipate moving into phase phase 1 on the 15th which would be Friday a week from this Friday I was wondering first is there any one metric that you're considering more heavily than others when making these decisions and then I've also heard from doctors you know in the private settings that there's still a major shortage of swabs that's precluding more widespread testing does the state have a plan to mitigate that and do you think that because of those limits you're catching enough cases to really know and avoid a spike once business is reopened great question it's a two-part question the the first part of the question was any particular metric that I follow in Kate I appreciate the question every morning when I come to work which is fairly early I look at the number of new cases and I look at the number of deaths and that is very powerful and we continue to see an increased number of positive cases and our deaths vary from 25 to 40 and and that's still something that we see every day so so that's probably the most powerful piece of data to me every life is important but when we see 25 to 40 additional deaths each day that gets my attention in the morning obviously I think you all were you know had access to all of the data that we use the different curves the percent positives and number of new cases per day that the hospitalizations the number of individuals that are in I see used a number of ventilators that were being used all of these things are are taken into account but the answer to your question the most powerful metric to me is is the number of deaths and as your governor and certainly as a doctor I'm here to keep Virginians safe and and also to to prevent any deaths that we possibly can as far as the the swabs we have put in order through FEMA we're also working with with the private labs we were working with the hospitals with with the universities and colleges and and while we don't have as many swabs as we would like we anticipate the number of swabs going up as the demand goes up so as you've heard dr.
Remley talk you know a week or so ago we were at 2, 000 tests a day we're now up to 6, 000 plus or minus depending on what that is and whether it's the weekend and our goal is to get to 10, 000 tests a day and we're confident I mean there's no guarantees but we're confident with our supply chain that will have the the swabs necessary to move to that goal some of the more rural parts earlier I know some Republicans have been very vocal about reopening in parts where there's not a lot of cases the question I believe from Alan sudirman was regarding the the regional approach and whether some areas of Virginia could be open prior to others a couple comments I would make Alan we have had a great group of business leaders across Virginia some of whom are from rural areas and the overwhelming advice coming from them is to do this as a Commonwealth rajat rather than by region and just a well I'll give you one example and I've told you this before if we open certain areas of the Commonwealth and close others people from the closed areas may travel probably will travel to the open areas and not only bring new cases from hotspots if you will in Virginia but but also potentially bring in cases from from other states and so we don't want that to happen the other thing that we would be doing we would be picking winners and losers in Virginia and and something that has been very important to me as as the governor is to to see Virginia as a Commonwealth perhaps some people have made more sacrifices than others but we have all sacrificed and when we made the decision to close down to have the stay-at-home order I did this as a Commonwealth and and when we reopen when we go into phase one I want to do that as a Commonwealth as well because one of the things that I have seen which I commend Virginia this has brought Virginians together what I worry about if if we do one region open rather than another it just is a tremendous potential for more division and the last thing that we need in this state the last thing we need in this country right now is division so for a number of reasons I have made the decision to go into phase one unless something drastically changes next Friday and we'll do that together [Music] the two questions MELAS it's not fair to me when you all ask all these questions at one time but we'll do the the best we can the second part of this is it's how we're doing on our our goal of 10, 000 I'm gonna let dr.
Remley answer that one but but as far as the the guidelines that we're using regionally they're not going to be different we one of the things we I won't go into all the details but we've talked about going into phase one whether that be a phase one a phase one B and it gets very complicated in a hurry so so I'm doing everything that I can our team is doing everything that we can to keep this as as as consistent and and straightforward as we can as we move forward dr.
bramley thanks I think what I will say is we're working very closely with the entire clinical community to make sure that it's not just swabs I know that wasn't a question earlier but it's swabs it's PPE it's feeling comfortable that you understand how to get the tests it's feeling comfortable to then know where the test goes and what you do the results when that comes back so this week we'll have surveys that we've done with the free clinics with a federally qualified health centers and with doctors offices around the state through the Medical Society of Virginia to understand where those gaps are in addition on Friday we will have a webinar for all physicians to be able to understand what you can do for a patient clinically if you learn they have kovat so you can take better care of them but also to understand how to again walk you through how to test if you don't think your office is going to test where you can go to get tested making sure all of those loops in the process are closed and then also helping to make sure our doctors can sometimes be our first part of contact tracing so if I'm a physician and I have a patient who has a positive Cova test and I call and talk to them I'm not only going to talk to them about how they're doing clinically but I'm gonna say who else is in your home who have you been around for the last couple of weeks write it all down it's really important that you start to isolate so we start that Public Health intervention right at the time that doctors involved we're trying to meet we know for each of those groups we talk about the barriers are different and they change week to week so we're trying to meet doctors where they are but also meet people where they are so the opportunity to get tested is its diverse as it can be and that there's no barriers for anybody who's symptomatic thinks her symptomatic with kovat or has had close contact with somebody that has kovat that they can find somewhere to be tested and I'd encourage you all to go out and look at the website that's on vdh I think we talked about it first and had close to a hundred sites we now have over a hundred and sixty and they're all over the Commonwealth so again those are publicly available to anyone who comes forward to want to get tested thank you for taking my call governor there appears to be some confusion about playing campgrounds are allowed to resume their normal operations again given today's extension executive order 53 is going to allow them to open recreational facilities to reopen on May 14th while 55 prohibits overnight stays of less than 14 days through June 10th and we've heard that some campgrounds have opened this past Friday in addition I understand it's up to local law enforcement to enforce the order but I wonder who's held responsible is that the campground or the camper the question is regarding campgrounds and I anticipated coming into this press conference and a lot of questions about what about this what about that and and we will certainly clarify those those guidelines as we move through this week but our intentions and it will be sunk with some guidelines will be to reopen our campgrounds both private campgrounds and also our state campgrounds again we won't have people staying more than 14 days they'll be spacing guidelines we have people on our business advisory that own campgrounds in Virginia and they have been very forthcoming and had and provided great recommendations so so I would say to the guidelines specifically for the campgrounds or the hair salons or the bowling alleys I know everybody has their own situation and I I get that I'm a business owner as well we want those answers and and so those guidelines in the next few days will be forthcoming but the message today is that we will reopen Virginia next Friday and another reason another purpose for the week extension we really want the businesses to be able to do everything that they can to to make sure consumers feel safe that they feel comfortable coming back into these places of business and so again I realize that it's a week of extension but I think it will really give us all time I will allow us to provide the guidelines to these businesses and and when we do open which again hopefully will be next Friday we'll be able to do it as smoothly as possible and as safely as possible for all of Virginia back to work but I imagine there's gonna be some people who might be hesitant or even afraid based on their underlying condition or their age so as we move forward into that reopening what is the what are the options for employees can those employees who aren't ready to return to work still receive unemployment for example yeah it's a great question jacking Meghan Healy dr.
Meghan Healy is our Workforce Development Officer and I'm going to let her step up to the podium and address that question thanks Megan great thank you so much so the question is about workplaces and if people are not ready to go back to work they might be unsafe so our top priority as the governor mentioned with this reopening plan is workplace safety that we've talked to businesses and they're very eager to work with a health department look at CDC guidelines to make sure those workplaces are safe not just for the consumer but really importantly for the workers because they want to show up so we're waiting for guidance on the unemployment insurance again an appointment through the Virginia Employment Commission is really from the US Department of Labor and they give us guidance of what we can do so we're still waiting for what that might look like what are their different eligibilities for unemployment and if what they need to do if they feel unsafe so we should yes we've kind of heard some guidance but not written about you know if somebody if they're unsafe do they have to quit their job and then usually a person goes to the Jude occation process to to repeal so we stopped the benefits and then they can repeal through that process and they were looking for what's considered good cause and what's not not just anybody can say I don't feel like going back to work yes there'll be criteria because a lot of people would probably say that that you know you might not want to go to work so governor I was hoping you could tell us a little bit more about the process for hiring a thousand more contact tracers who should be applying and how I'm not sure the question is the governor had mentioned in his remarks that we were going to be hiring on a thousand contact tracers as we begin to reopen one of the things that will happen is we will continue to see cases rise and reopening means that we have to take a very serious approach towards identifying new cases identifying anyone who's been exposed to that new case and then isolating those folks putting them in quarantine if necessary to do that will require a new work force we've already begun hiring case identifiers in the health department we will hire several hundred of them we are in the process of also beginning the setting up to hire that some 1000 contact tracers that we believe will be necessary to effectively do that kind of containment strategy and we're quite confident they will be able to ramp this up quickly over the next week or two and be ready for doing serious serious increase in the amount of contact tracing that we do Thank You Marisa governor you mentioned earlier about the farmers markets reopening winter phase one some market says such as the one here in Petersburg of reopened to an extent already is basically relying in models their business models through online ordering and curbside pickup and allowing walk-up business as long as and maintain social distancing now in phase one begins being May 14th or later how closely do you anticipate the farmers markets and the open-air markets other open-air markets being regulated would that level be any different than other retail businesses and with the state be having regulators circulating along those markets or will the state be relying on self-regulation and local law enforcement to maintain the order it's a great question and I just being growing up on a farm there's nothing more important than being able to get our products to consumers and so the the farmers markets have been just a great Avenue for doing that in Virginia so we want to make sure that people have access to that as we go into phase one and I'm I have the Secretary of Agriculture with us Bettina ring Bettina if you'd like to comment on that Thank You governor just to elaborate on what the governor said we realize how critical and how important our farmers markets are in Virginia and so we're looking forward to being able to open things up a bit more they've been fantastic and stepping up integrating best practices and having one point of contact in many of those farmers markets now we will be able to allow browsing safely ensuring that everyone is wearing a mask and we have proposed guidelines that we'll be finalizing as we move forward in the coming week as the governor said we'll have more information to share but we really are excited about the opportunity as our farmers markets are really starting to move into spring and summer which is a really important time for our farmers as well as our our markets across the state thank you for the question now for those really bit first you know for some of the stopgap measures that you have put in place during this pen down with the ones just springs to mind is allowing mixed drinks to be sold for pickup how long do you consider those things to be continued to be allowed and also any response to the lawsuit from the Chincoteague Church challenging your executive order in the DOJ filing that statement of interest the two questions I'm going to take the first one then I'm gonna let someone that practices law handle the second one as far as the mixed drinks it's a good question how long we will continue to allow those that order from the restaurants for takeout and delivery you know I haven't address that specifically with the ABC but it's certainly something that we can talk about but just in in general as long as as restaurants are not at their full capacity and having to rely on on takeout and home delivery I would anticipate that policy staying in effect throughout that time so Rita if you'd like to address the second part of the question was the the case over on the Eastern Shore regarding the place of worship Rita Davis counsels for the governor if I understand the question is the administration's response to the Shikha Teague lawsuit many of you may know that the lighthouse Fellowship Church sued the governor about a week ago alleging First Amendment violations in the US Constitution in acting on his executive actions 53 and 55 they sought a preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order on Friday the Eastern District of Virginia denied those claims in a 30-page opinion since that time the plaintiffs have appealed and the Department of Justice has entered a statement of interest on behalf of the church the statement of interest essentially says while not questioning the governor's underlying Authority it does suggest to the court that the emergency executive actions create some sort of disparity between religious institutions and secular businesses while the administration applauds and encourages the Department of Justice for standing up Virginia's civil liberties we continue to believe that the governor's authority was both prudent necessary and constitutional and we look forward to the Fourth Circuit affirming they are frustrated how would you respond to those who don't understand that they think that you are as your counsel mentioned not following the Constitution also the president mentioned that he met with governors and only one governor from Washington State said well he was on the phone with you said that one governor's that they needed any kind of supplies we mentioned slobs and people you do you have anything you need when you want that call with the president who said that none of you governor's except one ask for any additional items because Virginia really have everything the second part of your question is as far as supplies I'm not going to go through the whole history of dealing with this pandemic but we have since early in March been fighting a biological war here in not only Virginia but in this country and in this world and having been in the army why was trained in biological war I'd never experienced a biological war but I was in a conflict and essentially what we've been asked to do as governors is to fight this war without any supplies it's like sending your army or your Navy off with no weapons no ammunition and and so we started from Ground Zero competing for PPE you've heard us talk about that every day competing for believe we're not the swabs to be able to do these tests and so in the last couple of weeks I commend what is going on in Washington because finally FEMA has stepped up and has communicated with governor's not only with supplies but also financial resources as you know we had two cares act so so we're in a much better place today regarding what's coming from Washington but we started basically two months behind because we had to really go out and do this on our own so so while I listen I don't always ask questions personally of the president but I listen to the phone calls and and also hear the other governor's requests and what the other governors are requested it's not unique to their state it's it's what we're all dealing with so but I would commend the leadership in Washington over the last couple weeks because not only the financial resources but the PPE and the the testing supplies that we need to increase our capacity have have they've been helpful in that regard I think the first part of your question was was also interesting and how have my decisions affected Virginians how have they affected businesses and and have they been constitutional and starting with the constitutionality everything that we do is based on our Constitution as you know some of it has been questioned we have prevailed in most cases so so we try to abide do everything we can to abide by our Constitution also my decisions are made to protect Virginians to keep Virginians healthy and safe and to prevent deaths and I understand people have made sacrifices I understand people are upset by our decisions but I'm not standing up here to punish people I'm standing up here representing eight point five million Virginians and doing what's in the best interest of them to keep them safe to get this health crisis behind us and to get our economy up and running again and I that's what I come to work to do every day and that's what I'll continue to do for the next year and a half as long as I'm governor why not say mr.
president we have yes yes thank you all again for for being here some I think some really important information that goes out to Virginia today and what I wanted to just comment in enclosing is anytime there's a crisis anytime there's a tragedy an unfortunate unfortunate situation we must as a society look at trying to bring some some good from it what is the silver lining to all this and how can we learn and how can we do better the next day how can we prepare if this ever happens again and so there are some really hopeful things going on I just wanted to mention a few of them I'm sure you are aware of some of them number one is that there are pharmaceutical companies there are colleges and universities that are working just as fast as they can to find treatments for viral pandemics like the one we're experiencing and as you all heard REM the severe it's an antiviral agent kind of like an antibiotic treats bacteria an antiviral agent treats viruses and so the studies that have been done thus far are very promising for a remedy severe and now the FDA has approved that that is good news for people that contract kovat 19 the second part of the good news is that companies researchers are working literally around the clock to find a vaccination for this and that's that's really the the silver bullet that that will put this pandemic that will put this health crisis behind us and so whether that's going to happen at the end of this year or it's going to take another year and a half or whatever we're not sure about that but just the fact that that our researchers are working as hard as they can to to find this vaccination that's encouraging to me and it should be encouraging to all of you the last thing I wanted to just mention is to thank all of those that kind of back to your question have have made sacrifices during this pandemic this hasn't been easy on anybody and so I have seen our doctors are our nurses are our hospital staff I have seen our first responders our law enforcement individuals that work at the grocery store and what happens when these individuals are on the front line and going to work day in and day out without a day off it provides for stress in their lives and we lost a very prominent and and just excellent emergency physician she worked in New York City she paid the ultimate sacrifice for what she was doing and she has deep deep roots here in the Commonwealth of Virginia and something that really touched me this weekend was when individuals reached out to me and said you know what she was a wonderful person a wonderful emergency room doctor and how can we bring good from this and and so we had a fairly lengthy discussion and it it won't in this weekend but we're going to work together and make sure that we have support systems here in Virginia for individuals like our first responders and our health care providers because I think the perception is that that the doctor or the nurse there they're always strong and that they don't let distress get to them but I will tell you that we're all human and I think the example of the emergency room doctor is a great example of that and that so that means that we as a society need to find ways to come together and to find support groups and let these individuals know you know what it's okay if you have a bad day or your your experience and undo stress that that we have helpfully there so so just looking at all of the good things that are happening as we move forward this pandemic is is encouraging to me and that's what provides hope to me and that's what gets me up every day and wanting to do the job that I'm doing so for all of you that have been part of the solution to this pandemic on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia I say thank you keep up the good work as long as we continue to work together we'll get through this and as I have said so often we came in as Virginians strong took over at 19 and we would put this in our rearview mirror will come out of it even stronger so thank you all and we will look forward to being with you on Wednesday thank you.