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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Phase Three Reopening Information and Resources

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Phase Three (Current Phase): Governor Northam’s Guidelines

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General Guidelines for Phase Three

  • You will still be "Safer at Home," especially if you are vulnerable; stay home whenever possible.
  • Telework or working remotely will be strongly encouraged.
  • Practice strict social distancing when you are outside of your home.
  • Wear a face covering whenever you are outside of your home. Face coverings will still be required while inside public buildings.
  • Social gatherings will be able to have up to 250 people (up from 50 in Phase Two).

Business-Specific Guidelines for Phase Three

  • Bar Seating: Governor Northam announced on June 30 that bar seating would still be prohibited in Phase Three.
  • Restaurants will no longer have to restrict the number of people in their restaurant, but social distancing and face coverings will still be required.
  • Non-essential retail businesses will no longer have to restrict the number of people in their stores, but social distancing and face coverings will still be required
  • Entertainment establishments like museums and zoos may open at 50% capacity, but they will be capped at 1,000 people.
  • Gyms may open at 75% capacity or 250 people, with 10 foot social distancing requirements.
  • Salons and barbershops will continue as in Phase Two.
  • Overnight summer camps will still closed.
  • Recreational sports attendees (including both participants and spectators) cannot exceed the lesser of 50% of the occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy, if applicable, or 250 persons; For sports played on a field, attendees are limited to 250 persons per field.
  • Pools will be able to open at 75% capacity, with 10 foot social distancing requirements.
    • Related: Hot tubs, spas, saunas, splash pads, spray pools, and interactive play features must remain closed. 
  • Entertainment and fun -- performing arts venues, concert venues, movie theaters, drive-in entertainment, sports venues, botanical gardens, zoos, fairs, carnivals, amusement parks, museums, aquariums, 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: open with occupancy at 50% of the lowest occupancy or 1000 patrons; 10 foot social distancing requirements.


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