Governor Northam delays Phase One of reopening for Accomack Co.
ACCOMACK CO., Va. – Governor Ralph Northam announced on Thursday that he is delaying implementation of Phase one of the “Foward Virginia” plan for Accomack County, as well as the City of Richmond.
We’re told that both the city of Richmond and Accomack County requested these extensions, and will enter phase one no later than midnight on Thursday, May 28th. The Accomack County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday evening to request a two-week delay in entering phase one, and Governor Northam received their formal request this morning. This afternoon, city of Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney also requested at least a two week delay.
“As I have said previously, Virginia’s Phase One guidelines represent a floor, not a ceiling,” said Governor Northam. “I have encouraged local leaders to request exemptions when appropriate, and I am pleased to grant the delays for both Accomack County and the City of Richmond.”