WATCH: Northam announces stay-at-home order in Monday’s coronavirus update

Order remains in place until June 10

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam announced a stay-at-home order on Monday during his news conference.

“We are in a public health crisis, and we need everyone to take this seriously and act responsibly,” said Northam. “Our message to Virginians is clear: stay home. We know this virus spreads primarily through human-to-human contact, and that’s why it’s so important that people follow this order and practice social distancing. I’m deeply grateful to everyone for their cooperation during this unprecedented and difficult time.”

On Monday morning, the governor tweeted, “I’ll be making a major announcement about Virginia’s #COVID19 response at 2:00 PM today.”

There are currently 1,025 confirmed coronavirus cases in Virginia. Across the state, 26 people have died.

[Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The health department’s interactive map]