Restaurants, breweries reopen their dining rooms under Phase Two guidelines
SALEM, Va. – You can now enjoy most of your favorite restaurants and breweries from inside their dining rooms again. Virginia’s Phase Two reopening plan took effect Friday, which allows restaurants to open inside at half capacity. Olde Salem Brewing Company in Salem reopened its taproom with social distancing precautions in place. General manager Shea Coffey said Olde Salem got through the last few months with beer deliveries and pick-up orders. Having people in the tap room is indispensable when it comes to how our business runs.”There are limitations to the reopened dining rooms.
Carilion Wellness, other local gyms roll out plans for reopening
Carilion Wellness will reopen three of its locations on Wednesday. Staff has designated areas for “dirty” equipment they will clean even after you wipe it down yourself. The Christiansburg location anticipates reopening on Monday. The Danville location anticipates reopening June 12. Group exercise classes return next week at some area YMCA locations.
Here’s what reopens Friday as Virginia enters Phase Two
ROANOKE, Va. – Friday marks a big day in the commonwealth as Phase Two of reopening will officially be underway. Here’s a look a what can reopen on Friday:Restaurants, breweries, food trucks, other food and beverage servicesCan reopen and offer indoor seating at no more than 50% occupancy. For outdoor sports, the total number of attendees, including participants and spectators, can’t exceed 50% occupancy, or 50 people, whichever is lower. For indoor sports, the total number of attendees, including participants and spectators, can’t exceed 30% occupancy, or 50 people, whichever is lower. Religious servicesCan remain open with no more than 50% occupancy.
‘I’ll take whatever I can get at this point’: Restaurants prepare to reopen indoor dining
Restaurants across the commonwealth are preparing for a sight they haven’t seen in months: customers dining inside. Under Phase One guidelines, they’ve been limited to outdoor seating at half capacity. Martin’s was able to add temporary outdoor seating to get by, but the once-bustling restaurant has been empty inside for months now. Outdoor seating at Martin’s only runs through Sunday. Starting Friday, Tuco’s will expand its outdoor seating, adding more tables in the parking lot.