Restaurants will be restricted to carryout only, he said.
These restrictions are in place for the next 30 days.
Northam thanked those Virginians who were making sacrifices throughout the crisis - but cautioned that more sacrifices are ahead.
The governor said that approximately 40,000 people in the state have filed for unemployment - and he expects that number to go up.
"Our priority is to save lives we have a health crisis and economic crisis the sooner our health crisis is under control the sooner our economic crisis can recover," the governor said.
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