Virginia now requires individuals to wear a cloth face covering that covers the mouth and nose when spending time in indoor public settings. Face coverings should not be put on children under the age of two or used by people who have trouble breathing, are incapacitated, or who are otherwise unable to remove the face covering without help. There are a number of situations in which people don’t have to wear a cloth face covering while using indoor public spaces. These include:
- While eating or drinking
- While exercising or using exercise equipment
- Anyone who has a breathing problem or health issue that would put their health at risk by wearing a cloth face covering
- Anyone communicating with people who are hearing impaired for which the mouth needs to be visible
- When temporary removal of the face covering is needed to get medical or governmental services
For more information about face coverings visit the Virginia Department of Health.
PHASE 3 OF REOPENING
Virginia is now in phase 3 of reopening businesses after the total shutdown due to Covid-19. At this time, events are limited to 250 people. Restaurants and non-essential retail businesses are required to keep customers six feet apart, which limits the capacity of indoor dining for most restaurants. Read below for more details about phase 3 or visit virginia.gov.
- Restaurants and beverage services may operate with at least six feet of spacing between tables.
- Farmers’ markets may operate with six feet of physical distance maintained between patrons (including between tables and persons on public sidewalks).
- Non-essential retail may operate with six feet of physical distance maintained between patrons.
- Personal care and personal grooming services may operate with six feet of separation between stations and clients.
- Fitness centers, gymnasiums, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, and indoor exercise facilities may operate at up to 75% occupancy load with at least 10 feet of spacing between individuals.
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pools may operate at up to 75% occupancy load with at least 10 feet of physical distance between individuals not from the same household.
- Private campgrounds may operate while limiting on-site social gatherings to less than 250.
- Performing arts venues, concert venues, movie theaters, drive-in entertainment, sports venues, botanical gardens, zoos, fairs, carnivals, amusement parks, museums, aquariums, historic horse racing facilities, bowling alleys, skating rinks, arcades, amusement parks, trampoline parks, fairs, carnivals, arts and craft facilities, escape rooms, trampoline parks, public and private social clubs, and all other entertainment centers and places of public amusement may operate at the lesser of 50% of the lowest occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy, if applicable, or 1000 patrons.
- Horse and livestock shows may operate at up to 50% occupancy load or 250 persons, with six feet of physical distance maintained between persons not from the same household.
Business Changes & Updates
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some businesses have changed their hours, services, and entry requirements. See below for a list of changes. We try to keep this list as accurate and as up-to-date as possible, however, calling the businesses ahead of time is always recommended to avoid any miscommunication.