President Trump approves Virginia’s disaster declaration

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US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House on March 31, 2020, in Washington, DC. – Trump on Tuesday warned of a “very painful” two weeks ahead as the United States wrestles with a surge in coronavirus cases. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WRIC) — President Trump approved Governor Ralph Northam’s disaster declaration request today.

That means that the federal government will be able to provide financial assistance to the state and local recovery efforts because of COVID-19.

Virginia can still request more aid at a later date if needed.

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