RICHMOND, Va. – After hinting at it this weekend Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced new coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday.
He announced three new restrictions for the Hampton Roads region which go into effect at 12 a.m. Friday
- No alcohol will be sold onsite after 10 p.m. with all restaurants closing by 12 a.m.
- Indoor dining is limited again to 50% capacity
- Public and private social gathering of more than 50 people are not allowed. This includes both parties indoors and outdoors
As for how long these new policies will last, he said it will be a minimum of two weeks before they’re lifted.
Here’s what he posted on Saturday, which led many to believe some type of restrictions could be possible.
We will be watching the public health data closely over the weekend––if the numbers don't come down, we may have to take additional steps to blunt the spread of this virus.
Wear a mask and practice physical distancing so we don't have to move back.
Be smart and stay safe.Gov. Ralph Northam
Since July 1, Virginia has been in Phase Three of reopening.