Virginia to Reimburse COVID Violation Fines

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) signs executive order on Tuesday directing state agencies to report COVID fines and suspensions.

From Daily Wire:

Youngkin announced he will end all future fines related to coronavirus restrictions in his budget plan later this month which will include a reimbursement process for those who paid “unjust” fees.

“I am today requiring a statewide review of COVID-19 related penalties imposed by the Northam administration. The fact that businesses are still dealing with COVID-19 related penalties and fines is infuriating. Livelihoods are on the line,” Youngkin said in a press release. “In the previous administration, we saw our government shut down businesses, close our schools, and separate us from each other. While we can’t undo the damage done during the Northam administration, we are taking action going forward to end COVID-era draconian overreach.”

The order will include some exceptions to the proposed reimbursement effort. Incidents related to hospitals, nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, hospices, or assisted living facilities are excluded from Youngkin’s announcement.