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Governor Announces Most of Virginia to Enter Phase Two of COVID-19 Re-opening

Governor Northam announced on June 2 that, except for Northern Virginia and the City of Richmond, all localities will begin Phase Two of the Forward Virginia Blueprint for reopening in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase Two will provide greater flexibility for restaurants, gyms and outdoor recreation. Additionally, gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed (currently a maximum of 10 under Phase One guidelines). Because Northern Virginia and Richmond have only been in Phase One for a week, the Governor said they will need more data to analyze before moving these areas into Phase Two. Phase Two guidelines for all business sectors can accessed at this website link.

VACo Contact: Joe Lerch, AICP

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