MERS virus, Meadle-East Respiratory Syndrome coronovirus

MERS virus, Meadle-East Respiratory Syndrome coronovirus, 3D illustration

Phase One:

  • 10-Person limit on gatherings will remain.
  • “Stay at home” order will change to a “safer at home” order.
  • People should still maintain social distancing and stay at home as much as possible.
  • Non-essential retail can increase the number of persons allowed inside from 10 to 50% of the store’s capacity.
  • Restaurants and breweries with outdoor seating permits can allow patrons to sit outside, up to 50% capacity.
  • Gyms and entertainment and amusement facilities remain closed. (Gyms can hold outdoor classes with limitations)
  • Beaches are open for exercise and fishing only.
  • Places of worship may hold services inside, at 50% capacity.
  • Salons will be allowed to open with strict social distancing guidelines, and by appointment only.
  • State Parks are open for day use only, with 10-person limit in place.
  • Child-care will remain open to only working families.
  • Overnight summer camps will remain closed.
  • Teleworking is still strongly encouraged.
  • Phase One is expected to last at least 2 weeks, possibly longer, dependent on what the data shows moving forward.
  • Local governments are encouraged to consult with the Governor’s administration as they move into Phase One if they feel that they need to maintain more stringent guidelines.
  • Businesses are permitted to re-open IF they meet the Phase One guidelines, but must remain closed if they are unable to do so.
  • No business is required by the state to re-open.
  • Data and guidelines are available at: https://www.virginia.gov/

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