09 May 2020 – Phase one of easing public health guidelines to come into place when data meets public health criteria

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Health, Local Government, Private Sector and Businesses, Tourism
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: Virginia
Lead People/Agency: Governor Ralph Northam

Overview: Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-One and presented a detailed framework for the first phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to safely and gradually ease public health restrictions while containing the spread of COVID-19.
Full details here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/may/headline-856681-en.html

Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Evidence/Justification: The Phase One guidelines will be implemented when the data meets the public health criteria outlined by the Commonwealth.