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In my last newsletter, I reported that while Virginia is still set to begin this Friday, May 15th, Northern Virginia will remain closed, keeping the current Stay-at-Home and business restrictions. Northern Virginia’s Phase 1 opening will be delayed by at least 2 weeks.

Since the beginning of the month, we have heard the Governor speak about reopening the state soon. This Friday, May 15th, is still scheduled to be the beginning of Phase 1 of this plan. While I am happy to hear that our state’s overall condition has improved to allow this, I know Northern Virginia is currently not ready.

This week, Governor Northam has talked about the Three (3) Phase Plan to open Virginia back up. He expects the first phase to begin next Friday, May 15th. This is of course subject to change if it seems that Virginia is not ready according to the data behind COVID-19 cases.

Today is a special day for what many call the backbone of our healthcare community. Join me in celebrating National Nurses Day by appreciating all the hard work our nurses are doing to keep our community healthy!

Today marks the beginning of National Teacher Appreciation Week! Our teachers have worked so hard every day to ensure our students have the best education possible.

Today marks the beginning of May. It will soon be about two months since the Governor announced the State of Emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Governor stated during the first few press conferences, this situation wouldn’t last a few weeks, but months. This situation is unlike most of us have ever dealt with in our lifetimes.