The House of Delegates has only met in-person one time since the start of the pandemic, spending two special sessions and one regular session legislating virtually. That will happen no more, however, as Speaker of the House Eileen Filler-Corn announced Monday that any upcoming meetings will take place in person.

“Over the past year Virginians have shown commitment and resolve to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect one another. Containing the virus required sacrifice that touched every part of daily life. Among those things that changed was how we governed. As many Virginians took to remote work, so did the House, and while that transition presented challenges, I am proud to say that the House of Delegates met the moment during this public health and economic crisis,” Filler-Corn said in her statement. “Now, with infection rates falling and our Commonwealth’s vaccination rollout program among the best in the country, it is time our body returns where it belongs, in the Capitol, in the People’s Chamber. There is still much work to be done as we continue to get additional Virginians vaccinated, but this step is another milestone in our return to normal. Virginia is turning the corner on this pandemic and toward a brighter future.”

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