RICHMOND, Va. – We now know when Virginia will move into Phase Three of opening.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Wednesday, July 1 is when Phase Three will begin.
Last week, the governor’s office released a 38-page document outlining Phase Three guidelines.
These are some of the changes we’ll see during Phase 3:
- Social gatherings may include up to 250 people
- Cap on capacity for non-essential retail as well as restaurants will be lifted; however, physical distancing requirements will still remain
- Museums, zoos and other outdoor venues can open at 50% capacity with a cap at 1,000 people
- Gyms and other fitness centers will be able to open at 75% capacity
- Personal grooming services will still need to follow physical distancing requirements
- Swimming pools can open at 75% capacity with physical distancing
Certain aspects of Phase Two will continue in Phase Three:
- It still means you’re safer at home
- Teleworking remains encouraged
- Face coverings are still required in indoor public spaces
- Overnight summer camp will still be closed
- Recreational sports will still require physical distance