Northern Virginia Won’t Reopen With Rest of the State

After elected officials in Northern Virginia sent a letter to Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) asking him to delay partially reopening the region – a letter Northam himself asked them to write – the governor has agreed to delay entering Phase One of the state’s reopening plan for the northern counties.

Northam made the delay official on Tuesday, WTOP reported, announcing Northern Virginia would not begin reopening for another two weeks, while the rest of the state can begin easing restrictions starting Friday.

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“While the data show Virginia as a whole is ready to slowly and deliberately ease some restrictions, it is too soon for Northern Virginia. I support the request from localities in this region to delay implementation of Phase One to protect public health,” Northam said in a statement. Read more…

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