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Virginia to enter Phase Three of reopening July 1

24 June 2020 Covid19 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News

Yesterday, Gov. Northam announced that Phase Three of reopening will begin on July 1.

Under the third phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan, continued recommendations for social distancing, teleworking, and required face coverings for individuals in indoor public settings will be in place. 

In the new phase, the 50-person limit on gatherings will expand to a 250-person limit.

Entertainment venues can open at 50 percent capacity, with a maximum of 1,000 people in any space.

The caps on capacity for nonessential retail businesses and restaurants will be lifted, but physical distancing is still required.

Gyms and fitness centers will have their capacity limit raised from 30 percent to 75 percent.

Personal grooming services can open up, not just by appointment only, but will still need to follow all existing distancing requirements.

Swimming pools will be allowed to open up to 75 percent capacity, with distancing requirements in place.

All businesses should continue to follow physical distancing guidelines, frequently clean and sanitize and keep enhanced workplace safety measures in place. 

Phase Three guidelines for specific sectors can be found here. 

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