(Charisma) – Governor Ralph Northam wants residents to file a complaint against neighbors, friends, and churchgoers who they feel aren’t complying with his executive order about Phase 2 restrictions regarding social distancing, masks, and establishment capacities.
The Virginia Department of Public Health is urging residents to “snitch” on public gatherings and other activities that violate the governor’s coronavirus orders, including church services. The health department’s website has been updated with a “Complaint Report Form” with dropdown options to anonymously report citizens who exceed the emergency limits on building capacity or refuse to wear masks to the state.
The form allows users to specify the “type of establishment” they’re reporting, including indoor gun range or religious service. Additional types of establishments that can be reported are grocery or convenience stores, restaurants, brick-and-mortar retail stores, wineries or breweries, personal grooming service[s], gyms, and other.
However, there is not an option to report unmasked crowds of more than 50 people who protest, vandalize communities, destroy personal property, or threaten police officers. The website states: “If you have observed violations of Executive 63 or Executive Order 65 and wish to file a complaint, fill out this report form as completely as possible. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has the authority to enforce Executive Order 63 and section A of Executive Order 65. VDH will review your complaint and forward it to your Local Health Department.” READ MORE