Northam releases Phase Three re-opening details
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam released preliminary details Thursday about what Phase Three of the state’s Forward Virginia reopening plan will look like.
Virginia will not enter Phase Three this week, Northam said. He will continue to evaluate the data before announcing a start date.
Here are the changes that Phase Three will bring:
- Occupancy/capacity limits will be lifted on retail stores, restaurants, bars and breweries.
- Museums, zoos and other outdoor entertainment venues will be allowed to open at 50% capacity, serving a maximum of 1,000 people.
- Gyms and fitness centers will be allowed to operate at up to 75 percent capacity.
- Personal grooming and hair salons will still need to follow physical distancing requirements.
- Child care facilities will remain open.
- Overnight summer camps will be closed.
- Recreational sports will still require physical distancing.
- Swimming pools will be able to operate at up to 75 percent capacity, with physical distancing in place.
- Face coverings will still be required in indoor public spaces.