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Virginia COVID restrictions end Friday

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced new COVID-19 restrictions going into place across the...
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced new COVID-19 restrictions going into place across the commonwealth in response to rising case numbers.(Governor Northam's Office)
Published: May. 27, 2021 at 8:46 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia will ease all COVID-related distancing and capacity restrictions Friday, May 28, two weeks earlier than planned.

This comes two weeks after Virginia’s mask mandate ended.

The updates to Virginia’s policy are reflected in amendments to Executive Order Seventy-Two and become effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 28.

Click here to read the new order.

Northam says Virginia is able to take these steps as a result of increasing vaccination rates, dramatically declining COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and statewide test positivity rate, and revised federal guidelines.

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