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Posted on: May 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor Northam Announces Phase One Guidelines to Slowly Ease Public Health Restrictions

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va) On May Saturday, May 9, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-One and presented a detailed framework for the first phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to safely and gradually ease public health restrictions while containing the spread of COVID-19. The new executive order modifies public health guidance in Executive Order Fifty-Three and Executive Order Fifty-Five and establishes guidelines for Phase One. This Phase One easing of certain restrictions is effective Friday, May 15, 2020.

Many of the restrictions put in place by Executive Order Fifty-Three will remain in place in Phase One. Entertainment and public amusement venues will remain closed and beaches will continue to be open only for exercise and fishing. Childcare centers remain open for children of working families. Overnight summer camps will remain closed in Phase One.

See the Forward Virginia Guidelines webpage for published Phase 1 Guidelines for All Business Sectors and specific guidelines for certain businesses as outlined in Executive Order Sixty-One, effective May 15, 2020.

Also see:

Virginia Forward Phase One Business Sector Guidelines

Virginia Forward Phase One Religious Services Guidelines

See Forward Virginia web page for details.
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