Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced the latest executive action on Tuesday, sying, “We are a Commonwealth that believes in moving forward, not being tied down by the mistakes of our past.”

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks as he prepares to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Governors Mansion in Richmond, Va., Monday, March 15, 2021. Northam got a shot of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, joining the growing number of Virginians who are being inoculated against the potentially deadly disease. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)