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Virginia Updates COVID-19 Guidance (April)

Updated: Mar 31


Governor Northam Announces Limited Capacity Increases for Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings, Some Entertainment Venues as Vaccinations Rise

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to rise in Virginia, certain sports and entertainment venues may begin to operate with additional capacity and indoor and outdoor gathering limits will increase starting Thursday, April 1. The Commonwealth will maintain a Safer at Home strategy with continued mitigation strategies like physical distancing, teleworking, and universal mask requirements. Key changes in the Fourth Amended Executive Order Seventy-Two include:

  • Social gatherings: Increased to maximums of 50 people for indoor settings and 100 people for outdoor settings.

  • Entertainment venues: Indoor venues must operate at 30 percent capacity or with a maximum of 500 people. Outdoor venues must operate at 30 percent capacity, with no specific cap on the number of attendees.

  • Recreational sporting events: The maximum number of spectators allowed at recreational sporting events becomes from 250 to 500 people per field or 30 percent capacity, whichever is less for outdoor settings.

  • In-person graduation and commencement events: A cap of 5,000 people or 30 percent of the venue capacity for outdoor events, whichever is less. Events held indoors may have up to 500 people, or 30 percent of the venue capacity, whichever is less. Attendees must wear masks and follow other guidelines and safety protocols to ensure proper distancing.

Read the full details of the latest update from the Governor here. Virginia has now administered more than 3.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine and is currently giving approximately 50,000 shots per day. Virginians are strongly encouraged to make sure they are pre-registered at vaccinate.virginia.gov. This new guidance from the Commonwealth is encouraging! The Board continues to monitor the pandemic and will update Members here and on Facebook as the situation continues to develop. Until we can all safely meet in person again, stay safe and get in the vaccination queue if you haven’t already!

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