Gov. Northam to ramp up enforcement of face coverings

Governor Northam hosted a press conference on July 14th to address the increase in cases in Hampton Roads.

Northam sited non-compliance with face covering rules and physical distancing in restaurants and other gathering places is leading to the increases, and there’s been a significant uptick in cases (about 250% since May) in people ages 20-29.

He says Virginia is not moving back to phase 3 at this time, but he’s ramping up health guideline enforcement measures on businesses statewide, especially in Hampton Roads.