Beginning Thursday, April 1, Virginia will be easing certain COVID-19 restrictions. Those include:
- Social gatherings, which include weddings, may have up to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors.
- Indoor entertainment venues may operate at 30% capacity up to a maximum of 500 people. The cap was previously 250 people.
- Outdoor entertainment venues, including college and professional sports stadiums, can operate at 30% capacity with no maximum. Previously, attendance was capped at 1,000.
- The maximum number of spectators for recreational sports, which includes high school sports, will increase to 100 for indoor events and 500 for outdoor events, such as high school football games, provided it does not exceed 30% capacity.
Current restrictions will remain on indoor dining, alcohol sales and bars. Bar seating is still not allowed in restaurants, and alcohol sales must end at midnight.
Read the Governor’s announcement, here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-72-FOURTH-AMENDED-and-Order-of-Public-Health-Emergency-Nine-Easing-of-Commonsense-Surge-Restrictions-Due-to-Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19).pdf