Governor Northam has announced Phase 1 of Forward Virginia will go into effect no sooner than Friday, May 15.
Under Phase 1, the Commonwealth will move to a Safer at Home strategy, which:
continues the ban on social gatherings of more than 10 people;
maintains recommendations for social distancing, teleworking, and wearing face coverings;
maintains that all businesses should make modifications to maintain six feet of physical distancing, increase cleaning and sanitization of high contact surfaces, and provide enhanced workplace safety measures.