Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons

Governor Northam's COVID-19 Briefing – 6/2/2020


  • Governor Northam addressed the death of George Floyd and the resulting protests all across Virginia, promising to "keep listening" to people of color.
  • Virginia will enter Phase 2 on Friday, June 5.
    • The City of Richmond and the Northern Virginia region will remain in Phase One to allow more time for data trends to be monitored.

FORWARD VIRGINIA PLAN: Phase Two – Begins Friday, June 5th

  • We have been in Phase One for close to three weeks, and data trends have not shown any new spikes or surges in cases.
  • Percent positivity continues to trend downward, and is around 10% for the majority of the state.
    • This excludes the Northern Virginia region, which is why the area will remain in Phase One for longer.
  • Phase 2 will further ease restrictions, allowing for more businesses and recreational areas to re-open.
    • Restaurants can now have both indoor and outdoor seating at 50% capacity.
    • Gyms can re-open with 30% capacity.
      • This applies to fitness classes as well.
    • Outdoor entertainment facilities can open with social distancing measures.
    • Recreational sports will be permitted with social distancing measures and no shared equipment.
    • Pools can open for exercise and swim instruction.
    • People can gather in groups of up to 50.
  • More details will be provided on, and in Thursday's press conference.


  • Hospitals continue to report no difficulty in acquiring adequate PPE.
  • The number of occupied beds remains well below capacity across the state.
  • Testing capacity continues to increase, while percent positivity decreases.


  • Total cases: 46,293
  • Total deaths: 1,407


  • The Department of Social Services will send guidance to childcare providers to help them prepare for greater demand as Virginia enters Phase 2.
    • This guidance will focus on health and safety for both childcare providers and children.