COVID-19 virus; Commissioner of Health shall make information available to public on a website. (SB5090)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commissioner of Health; publication of information related to COVID-19; COVID-19 indicators. Requires that for the duration of the emergency declared by the Governor in response to COVID-19, the Commissioner of Health make available to the public on a website maintained by the Department of Health information about the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 by week at the health district level, the number of confirmed cases by week and by age group at the health district level, and the percentage of cases by week that are known to be associated with a nursing home, assisted living facility, or correctional facility at the health district level. Additionally, the bill requires the Commissioner of Health to develop and publish COVID-19 indicators with thresholds to include case incidence rate, percentage of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests that are positive, rate of COVID-like illness visits to emergency departments, rate of current confirmed COVID-19 intensive care unit hospitalizations, and percentage of hospital beds that are currently occupied. Read the Bill »


09/25/2020: Passed the House


08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200653D
08/18/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
08/19/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/19/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5090)
08/26/2020Floor substitute printed 20200957D-S1 (Dunnavant)
08/26/2020Read second time
08/26/2020Reading of amendments waived
08/26/2020Committee amendments rejected
08/26/2020Reading of substitute waived
08/26/2020Substitute by Senator Dunnavant agreed to 20200957D-S1
08/26/2020Emergency clause deleted
08/26/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB5090S1
08/27/2020Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5090S1)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
09/17/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/17/2020Committee substitute printed 20201208D-H1
09/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5090H1)
09/24/2020Read second time
09/25/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20201208D-H1
09/25/2020Floor Amendment by Delegate Sickles agreed to
09/25/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB5090H1
09/25/2020Passed House with substitute with amendment (97-Y 0-N)

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