Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that people 10 years old and older will be required to wear masks within a public indoor spaces in the state starting Friday.
People who are eating and drinking will be exempt.
Here's where masks will be required:
- Inside all brick-and-mortar retail establishments
- Inside all personal care and grooming establishments
- Inside places where people congregate
- Inside food and beverage establishments, except when eating
- On public transportation
- When accessing state and local government services
Northam apologized for an incident over the weekend where he was photographed while not wearing a mask.
Northam said he was approached by a group of people who wanted to take a picture with him.
“I was not prepared because my mask was in the car. I take full responsibility for that. People held me accountable and I appreciate that. In the future when I am out in the public I will be better prepared," Northam said.