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Northam requires COVID-19 vaccination for state workers

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday announced that all Virginia state workers will have to show they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing.

The order will take effect on Sept. 1 and will apply to more than 120,000 state employees.

Northam made his announcement at a news briefing which is ongoing. This report will be updated.

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Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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