Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced his state will continue its stay-at-home order until May 14.
Northam, speaking at a news conference, said that he hopes Virginia can move into its first phase of reopening late next week.
“Our cases continue to rise. The number will continue to go up in part because we continue to do more testing," he said.
The governor said food processing remains a concern. More than 260 cases have been reported in two food processing facilities in the state, he said.
Additionally, Virginia is seeking to hire another 1,000 people as contact tracers.