On this 33rd episode of the program, leaders from Northern Virginia explain why they are not ready to begin Phase 1 of Forward Virginia and will instead remain at Phase Zero for another two weeks. Governor Ralph Northam's Executive Order 62 outlines the reasons why. Northam takes questions from reporters on testing and more.
“As we enter phase one, we will still maintain the ban on gatherings of more than ten people. We still urge businesses to keep their employees teleworking and we strongly encourage the use of face coverings in public. We’ll require face masks." -Governor Ralph Northam, May 13, 2020
"In Northern Virginia we are looking forward to when we can safely move forward with Phase One as determined by our health directors. We are not expecting different rules, just a timeline that makes sense with the health data that our directors are seeing." Phyllis Randall, Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, May 13, 2020