• The state extended the current executive order with the restrictions put in place in November, and more restrictions that came in December will be extended until the end of February.
  • The Governor imposed a statewide overnight curfew on December 10. This requires all citizens not seeking immediate medical assistance, not commuting to and from work or school, or assisting someone in immediate need to remain home from midnight to 5 a.m. This order lasts until January 31. A mask mandate remains in effect.
  • As of November 16, Virginia continues to operate in its third phase of reopening. Restaurants and bars have no capacity restrictions, however, all parties must be separated by at least six feet, including in the bar area, and all alcohol sales at bars and restaurants must end at 10 pm. All customers and employees are required to wear a face-covering at all times, and restaurants are required to adhere to sanitation guidelines.
  • Customers may be provided with self-service options. Facilities must provide hand sanitizer at food lines and require the use of barriers (e.g., gloves or deli paper) when employees or patrons touch common utensils. Food lines must be monitored by trained staff at all times of operation, and serving utensils must be changed hourly.
  • Bar seats and congregating areas of restaurants must be closed to patrons except for through traffic. Non-bar seating in the bar area (i.e., tables or counter seats that do not line up to a bar or food service area) may be used for customer seating as long as a minimum of six feet is provided between parties at tables.