The phased reopening will do nothing to change policies and procedures in place at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, chief medical officer Dr. Jeff DiLisi said Friday afternoon. He said around the country even a gradual relaxing of stay-at-home orders has resulted in a surge of cases.

“What we’re going to be watching is maybe two to three weeks from now what happens to our admissions in the hospital and who we see coming into the ER,” he said.