Here’s what reopens Friday as Virginia enters Phase Two

Most businesses still can’t reopen at full occupancy

Phase 2 reopening in Virginia
Phase 2 reopening in Virginia (WSLS 10)

ROANOKE, Va. – Friday marks a big day in the commonwealth as Phase Two of reopening will officially be underway.

The governor’s office released a 41-page document outlining Phase Two guidelines. All businesses have to follow mandatory requirements and best practices regarding safety, disease prevention, wearing masks, physical distancing, cleaning and disinfecting.

We already took a close look at what will remain closed as of Friday.

Here’s a look a what can reopen on Friday:

Restaurants, breweries, food trucks, other food and beverage services

  • Can reopen and offer indoor seating at no more than 50% occupancy.
  • Parties at tables have to be placed six feet apart from other parties. Each party can’t exceed 50 people.
  • Non-bar seating in a bar area can be used for customer seating.
  • Live musicians are allowed, but must also keep a six-foot distance from staff and customers.

Farmers markets

  • Can reopen and now offer onsite shopping, as long as they practice physical distancing and other guidelines.

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