Page Theaters posted a notice to its patrons earlier this week: “We will be back.” The posters for former coming attractions sits in stark contrast to the empty sidewalks along Main Street in Luray. The message to moviegoers also serves as a mantra for our collective community, the nation and the world as a whole.
On Monday, Governor Ralph Northam issued Order 53 closing all non-essential businesses statewide at midnight Tuesday through April 23. The governor also ordered the closure of all public schools K-12 for the remainder of the school year, and limited public crowds to 10.
Virginia took the precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, which (as of Thursday, March 26) had taken more than 1,000 lives in the U.S. alone.
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