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 shall make available to the public on a website maintained by the Department of Health information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, by week and by health district, including (i) the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19; (ii) the number of confirmed cases by age group and by race and ethnicity; and (iii) the percentage of cases that are known to be associated with a nursing home, assisted living facility, or correctional facility. The bill also requires the Commissioner to make available to the public on a website maintained by the Department of Health information about and analyses of such data and 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 »

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Bill Has Passed


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)
09/25/2020VOTE: Passage (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020Title replaced 20201208D-H1
10/07/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5090ER)
10/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5090ER)
10/07/2020Signed by President
10/07/2020Signed by Speaker
10/14/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on October 14, 2020
10/14/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 21, 2020
10/21/2020first day of the fourth month following the month adjournment sine die of this special session)
10/21/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 13 (Per Article IV, Section 13, this bill will be effective on the
10/21/20201st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
10/21/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 13 (effective 3/1/21)
10/21/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0013)