COVID-19: Phase 3 Reopening Guidelines

Phase 3 Virginia guidelines for businesses and employees

The Commonwealth of Virginia began its third phase of reopening on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam made the announcement on June 23, citing the region’s continued downward trend in key health metrics.

While this third stage eases some restrictions, the plan still emphasizes a “Safer at Home” strategy, telework, social distancing and mandatory face coverings inside public places.

Phase 3 guidelines can be found here. Governor Northam’s presentation outlining Phase 3 can be found here.

Phase 3 summary:

  • Safer at home—especially if you are vulnerable
  • Continued social distancing
  • Continued teleworking
  • Face coverings required in indoor public spaces
  • Expanded business operations

For additional information on Phase Three, click here.

PHASE THREE UPDATES: (Beginning May 15, 2021)

PHASE THREE UPDATES (Beginning April 1, 2021)

PHASE THREE UPDATES: (Beginning March 1, 2021)


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