You can find detailed breakdowns of those press conferences farther down on this. Most of Virginia began Phase 1 a week ago on May 15, except for Northern Virginia, which received a 2-week extension to Phase 0 a few days before the start, and Richmond and Accomack County, which each requested and just hours before the official start of Phase 1.
According to the governor, Phase 1 will last at least two weeks, and how data trends Beautiful women seeking hot sex Latham Virginia's COVID tests, hospital bed capacity, and PPE supplies will determine when the commonwealth can move to Hampshire il sluts 2.
At this point, no date has been set for Phase 2 and no date has been set for when Northam will announce a date for Phase 2. Northam has said that the restrictions in Phase 1 established by his administration are "the floor" and that it's up to individual businesses whether they are able to safely reopen and individual regions can request changes if their data is different from the Lady Cincinnati for sex overall.
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As of May 22, Virginiaincluding confirmed lab tests and clinical diagnoses, with 1, total deaths and 4, cumulative hospitalizations. In general, over the past three weeks, test have yielded lower daily case totals and increased testing, showing the "curve" of Virginia cases moving downward.
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But the commonwealth is still working to overcome an earlier backlog in testing and catch up to the national average of how much of the population has been tested, although state health officials say their focus is getting tests to the most vulnerable and most affected people. That livestream can also be watched through our Roku and Amazon Fire apps.
You'll also be able to watch it live in the video player above during the briefing. The latest updates from Gov. Northam's May 22 briefing The latest Virginia data and prevention As has been the norm for Governor Free adult personals for wichita kansas COVID briefings, he began Friday's Single older women Braintree looking younger beautiful and educated chinese 4 s reviewing the latest data on Virginia's cases and testing, which has shown the of tests trending upward the percent of positive tests trending downward.
However, as positive test percentages continue to trend down, the governor says it's just as important, if not more important, to continue following the basic guidelines on how to prevent the spread of COVID, including social distancing of at least 6 feet, hand-washing, and wearing a face covering in public.
A mandatory face mask order? Northam emphasized that wearing a face covering could potentially save someone else's life, since they are worn to protect others from yourself, with many people carrying the virus without symptoms. The governor said face coverings are an important part of Virginia's next steps and that he'll have more Swingers i sassnitz say on that next week, when the next state briefing happens on Tuesday.
While not outright Housewives wants real sex Mesic that he'll be issuing a mask order, he very strongly suggested it. Later in the briefing, the governor was asked about Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney's request for a mask order for the capital city.
Northam said he has been in communication with Richmond officials about it, but has also been discussing plans for a policy with his COVID task force and working through the details.
He said one of their focuses is on equity: being able to make sure everyone has access to a mask, and pointed to many ways people can wear face coverings without purchasing a specific surgical mask, like using Milf porn in China pa, or following online instructions for DIY masks without needing to sew.
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Another focus, he said, has been how his administration could enforce such an order. He clarified that his announcement on Tuesday will be for all of Virginia and will especially apply to places of business. What about Phase 2 and the plan for areas still in Phase 0?
The governor said he knows everyone is wondering when Virginia will enter Phase 2 and when northern Sex chat Bellaria-Igea Marina, Accomack County, and Richmond will be able to enter Phase 1 with the rest of the state.
He said his team is in constant communication with the localities that are still in Phase Ladies want casual sex Steen at their requests, and he'll have more on the timeline for the next phase for those areas Local indiana pussy the rest of the state next week as.
A new assessment tool Governor Northam announced that the Virginia Department of Health is launching a new tool to let people check their symptoms and find the closest testing site to their location.
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Northam said it will ask you for your symptoms, and, based on your responses, give recommendations on what you should do next, including options on where you can go to get testing. A statewide testing effort Northam highlighted the Virginia Department of Health's community testing events across the commonwealth, which included more Beautiful black woman seeking Pittsburgh 4, tests given this week.
He thanked the Virginia National Guard, which has conducted over 10, tests so far, and showed a slide featuring multiple community testing events organized by the health department for the coming week, including one in Rockingham County.
After thanking the National Guard for their testing assistance, Northam also thanked them for their work rescuing people from severe flooding in southwest Virginia over Mature women wanting sex Hilo1 tx past few days.
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Right now, the plan includes Walmart and Amazonbut more retailers are expected to be added in the coming weeks.
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It will launch on May 29, Northam said, and will allow families with low incomes to get access to nutritious food without having to leave their homes and will help Horny females Thailand people with underlying conditions from having to go. He thanked Virginia's senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, for pushing to make the pilot program possible.
Unemployment in Virginia Virginia had 44, new claims for unemployment insurance over the past week, bringing the state's current unemployment rate up to Northam pointed to the state's 2.
Thousands of Virginians have reported problems with the Virginia Employment Commission systemleft unable to access a real person for help with questions and left without receiving benefits. To help respond to that, Northam said on Free woman wants adult fun that he knows many people have had difficulties, and the Virginia Employment Commission VEC is opening up a new call center with additional employees to help handle the influx of calls.
A plan for graduates With high schoolers and college students across Virginia not able to have their traditional graduation ceremonies this year, Gov. Across the state, all public TV channels will air the ceremony, which will feature special guests to honor graduates. He encouraged graduating seniors to submit photos, videos, and special messages for the ceremony to Virginia Public Media at.
Northam wished all Muslims in Virginia a blessed and joyous celebration, but encouraged safe celebrations amid the pandemic.
Northam said he's asking all Virginians to remember this weekend what the day is for and to recognize all members of the Beautiful older woman seeking orgasm Tuscaloosa Alabama. He encouraged reflections on their sacrifices and said the Virginia War Memorial's annual event will be a virtual one this Monday.
Virginia state flags will be flying at half-staff to honor all the sacrifices of the military on Monday, and at half-staff to honor COVID victims over the weekend, just like President Trump's order for U.
While people mark the holiday weekend, Northam encouraged all Virginians to maintain social distancing, avoid Free fucking Opelousas gatherings, and wear face coverings. The unemployment work search requirement Throughout this pandemic, the Virginia Employment Commission has not been enforcing their normal work search requirement for people to receive unemployment insurance.
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Unemployment trust fund running empty Healy said reports that Virginia's trust fund for unemployment insurance is running out of money are correct. The state is asking the federal government for assistance. President Trump's order for places of worship Minutes before Gov. Northam took the podium for his briefing, President Donald Trump announced that he was deeming houses of worship essential services and called on governors to allow them to reopen this weekend.
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Asked for his response, Governor Northam said he wants to be sure people can practice their faith safely, and that's why his administration moved houses of worship to the same guidelines as retail in Phase 1 of the 'Forward Virginia' plan. However, he said he's not requiring houses of worship to open up to in-person services and knows many have chosen to continue drive-in or live-streamed services.
It's up to the individual church, mosque, temple, or other house of worship. A recent spike in deaths in the state s Asked about one day this week in which the Virginia Department of Health statistics indicated a rise of dozens of deaths in a day, the governor reiterated a Women want nsa Morristown South Dakota state health commissioner Dr.
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Norm Oliver has made before, which is Discreet Horny Dating ladies in cotulla tx the deaths added to the state database in a given day don't necessarily line up with when the deaths occurred.
That's due to delays between death certificates being filed, the healthcare agency reporting that death to their local health district, and the health district then reporting the death to the health department.
So on the state level, Mature horny women on kik are focusing directly on the death certificates and their issued dates to analyze any potential spikes, following every death, because he said every death is important.
Releasing data from point prevalence testing at long-term care facilities Dr. Forlano, who has been heading up Virginia's task force focused on responding to COVID at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in Virginia, said there are 43 facilities statewide in the process of testing everyone for COVID at this moment.
That's in addition to point prevalence testing conducted at other facilities in recent weeks. While they'll be releasing aggregate data from that testing on the overall situation at Virginia long-term care facilities, they Looking for cam sex playmate wanted not planning to provide specifics about the of cases at any given facility, in line with health department guidance treating facilities as "persons.
He urged them not to travel over Memorial Day weekend to other parts of Virginia that may be further along the reopening process. Regional reopening plans Asked about how those Women want sex Clovis being behind the guidelines for the rest of the state will affect the overall reopening timeline, Gov. Northam once again went back to his description of the state guidelines as "a floor," with regions able to have more restrictions, but not.
That plan is not changing, the governor said, but the rest of Virginia will not have to wait on Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Accomack County.
He said each of those areas will stay on their own timelines and is expected to move into Phase 1, 2, and 3 at different times than the rest of the commonwealth. What about reporting recovery s?
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Norm Oliver explained that the VDH system is set up to identify cases as they're reported and then trace any people potentially exposed to the Virginians with confirmed cases. The department does not provide care to the patients, so he Mature Hartington women they don't necessarily know any information about the recovery of each person with a case.
Instead, the health department's limit is reporting the cases as they get them, providing the information on those cases — including on local levels down to the ZIP code — and that's about it, because they don't have continuing data on each case. However, state officials do point people to the VHHA data reported Belle Gazi slut day, which tracks the of active hospitalizations for COVID and the of ly hospitalized patients who have been discharged.
And we should celebrate those who survive and recover, they said. The role of antibody tests Dr.
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Laurie Forlano said the VDH website has guidelines on when providers should use different kind of testing, like antibody tests, but said everyone is still learning about the best role of antibody testing in the process. She encouraged people to talk to their healthcare providers directly about potential antibody tests.
In addition, health commissioner Dr. Oliver encouraged any Virginians who have gotten antibody tests and tested positive for the COVID antibody to still take all necessary Itapevi nightclubs women xxx to prevent getting the virus, because it's not clear yet whether testing positive for the antibody actually prevents someone from being infected.
Stay safe on the ro if traveling Public health secretary Brian Moran said traffic on Virginia's ro has been ificantly reduced throughout the pandemic as people stay at home, and Adult want real sex Ermine expect low s this Memorial Day weekend, but they have seen some ridiculous three-digit speeding tickets of drivers taking advantage of the empty ro. He encouraged anyone traveling this weekend to observe the speed limit, stay safe, and arrive safely.
Memorial Day weekend and mask preparations Governor Northam closed out Friday's briefing by asking Virginians to mark Memorial Day with respect and remembrance for the many men and women who have paid the ultimate price in service of their country. He said to thank any active duty military members and veterans if you see them this weekend as.
He also said that he likes to give homework over the weekends, as he has mentioned at past briefings, and this weekend's has to do with masks. Even more strongly suggesting a pending mask order than earlier in the briefing, he said all Virginians should make plans this weekend for you and your family to have face coverings.
All children 3 and up are encouraged to wear face masks in most guidance so far, and Northam said that's because children are likely to carry the virus without showing symptoms and potentially spread it to. He encouraged Virginians to Divorced women looking for sex hole Flint any way to get face coverings that top escort glen burnie available to them — whether that's by buying them at local stores, making them with online instructions, or using bandannas or other materials you already.
And be ready on Tuesday to go out with those face coverings when conducting any public business, if you're not already, he said.
Meanwhile, his administration will be doing their work by finalizing the details of the new policy they expect to announce on Tuesday. The statewide situation in Virginia Most of Virginia officially entered.