No Mask Mandates
As a health care provider and a citizen of Virginia, I am totally against any mandate for any type of health care prevention or treatment. The reports coming from the CDC and our own VDH show that even when the numbers testing Covid positive are increasing, the actual numbers of people sick with Covid requiring hospitalization remains minimal. Covid is not a health care emergency and even in the event that it was, the mandate to wear masks and social distance should be left to the individual based on their individual health status, philosophy of health, and the recommendations of their health care provider. The state government has NO role in mandating individual's health practices or beliefs.