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WATCH: Gov. Ralph Northam outlining Virginia’s reopening guidelines, bumps back reopen date

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam has again moved back the date for Virginia’s non-essential businesses to reopen.

Originally, Executive Order 53 was scheduled to expire are 11:59 p.m. on April 23; however, on April 15, the governor extended that two weeks to 11:59 p.m. on May 7.

Now, the order has been extended to May 14 at 11:59 p.m.

During Monday’s update, the governor outlined the state’s next steps towards reopening the economy.

There are currently 19,492 confirmed coronavirus cases in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Across the state, 684 people have died.

[Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The health department’s interactive map]


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