Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam detailed the first phase of reopening starting Friday during a news conference on Wednesday.
Nonessential retail and centers of worship can operate at 50% capacity starting Friday.
Gyms will remain closed, but can offer outdoor fitness options. Restaurants will also remain closed, but can offer outdoor seating at 50% capacity. Salons and barbershops can reopen with social distancing and face covering requirements.
Gatherings of more than 10 people will remain banned, Northam said.
On May 18, 11 DMV centers will reopen on an appointment-only basis for select services, such as getting a license, vehicle registration, or disabled parking permit, Northam said.
Phase one will be delayed for two more weeks in northern Virginia, which has almost one-third of the state's population but half of the coronavirus cases, Northam said
"Moving forward requires us all to act responsibly. We cannot act as things are back to normal because they are clearly not," Northam said. "Phase one is a floor, not a ceiling."