Senate Democrats Stand Firm on Covid Safety During Upcoming General Assembly Session

January 7, 2022

Today, Virginia Senate Democrats address health and safety considerations ahead of the 2022 General Assembly Session.

Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said: “The health and safety of our Senators, staff, and visitors during the upcoming legislative session is top of mind as we convene in Richmond next week. Amidst the unprecedented surges driven by the delta and omicron covid variants, we are working with Senate Republicans and Senate staff to create an environment in which we can complete the important work of the people while staying safe and healthy.”

Caucus Chair Mamie Locke said: “The covid pandemic is spreading more quickly than it ever has–Virginia is reporting record numbers of new cases every day. We do not have the option to pretend it isn’t happening, particularly as people from all over the Commonwealth travel to Richmond. Participation in our government should remain safe and health-conscious; that is why we are encouraging efforts to stop the spread and keep everyone healthy.”

Virginia Senate Democrats are supporting several policies to protect health: