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Loudoun and Northern Virginia remain in Phase I, Most of Virginia Moves to Phase II on Friday

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs

On Tuesday, Governor Northam announced that most of Virginia will be moving to Phase II on Friday, June 5th.  This does not include Northern Virginia and the City of Richmond, which will not be allowed to move into Phase II, due to the need “to allow for additional monitoring of health data,” as was stated by the Governor during his press briefing.  Until then, all of Northern Virginia and Richmond will remain in Phase I.

Here’s the full details of Phase I and Phase II provided by the Commonwealth.

To prepare for when Northern Virginia is allowed to enter Phase II, here is a brief summary of what will be permitted/recommended.

All Venues:
Phase I – Social distancing and face covering are required.
Phase II – Unchanged.

Indoor Public Spaces/Offices:
Phase I – Safer at Home. Social distancing and face covering are required. Teleworking is recommended.
Phase II – Unchanged.

Social Gatherings:
Phase I – 10 individuals.
Phase II – 50 individuals.

Phase I – Outdoor seating only.
Phase II – Indoor seating up to 50% occupancy with detailed cleaning requirements.

Fitness Centers:
Phase I – Outdoor exercising only.
Phase II – Open to 30% occupancy with detailed cleaning requirements.

Entertainment/Recreation Venues:
Phase I – Closed.
Phase II – Outdoor venues may open if they are able to follow the mandatory requirements. Indoor venues are closed.

Religious Services and Non-Essential Retail:
Phase I – May open to 50% occupancy and social distancing requirements.
Phase II – Unchanged.

Personal Grooming:
Phase I – May open by appointment only to 50% occupancy.
Phase II – Unchanged.

This is only a brief summary.  Use the following links for a full and detailed description of the Phase I and Phase II permissions and requirements from Governor Northam for specific industries.

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