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.
.@GovernorVA says an uptick in cases in Tidewater is being traced to congregating around “bars.” He doesn’t directly answer reporter questions on if stay-at-home order or beach closures could return. All he says is there could be further “consequences” @WAVY_News pic.twitter.com/xXoWB2ZiBo
— Brett Hall (@BrettHNews) July 14, 2020