Virginia won't enter Phase Three this week but here's what changes when we do

Virus Outbreak Virginia
Posted at 2:26 PM, Jun 18, 2020

Virginia will not be entering Phase Three this week, Governor Northam announced Thursday.

He did give a look at what Phase Three will look like when we do, though.

While statewide case numbers continue to trend downwards, we need to continue to look at data before entering the next phase, Northam said.

Phase Three still means it is safer at home, especially for vulnerable people. Telework is still strongly encouraged and physical distancing outside your home is still important in Phase Three.

Face coverings are also still needed inside public places.

Here is what will change for businesses and social activities:

  • Social gatherings can have 250 people
  • Cap on non-essential retail and restaurants and beverage services will lift
  • Zoos, and other entertainment places can open with 50% with capacity with a max of 1000 people
  • Gyms can operate at 75% capacity
  • Personal grooming businesses will still need to follow social distance guidelines
  • Childcare services can open
  • Overnight summer camps still closed
  • Rec sports can continue with social distancing
  • Pools can open at 75% capacity with social distancing

More details will be posted soon on the VDH website.

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