COVID-19 Information/Updates for the Fredericksburg Region
We are currently in Forward Virginia – Phase Three.
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Under Phase 3, face coverings will be required in indoor public spaces for all individuals for aged five and over, when entering, exiting, traveling through and spending time inside. Face covering should cover their mouth and nose. See the November 13, 2020 Amended Executive Order here.
The following is an overview of updates regarding specific travel-related business sectors in Virginia.
Restaurants and Beverage Services
Includes: Restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, cideries, mobile units (food trucks), distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms.
During Phase 3, businesses should continue to offer takeout and delivery options. If businesses choose to open to dine-in customers, they may do so in indoor and outdoor spaces. All parties must be separated by at least six feet, including in the bar area, (i.e., the six feet cannot include the space taken up by the seated guest). If tables are not movable, seat parties at least six feet apart. All parties, whether seated together or across multiple tables, must be limited to 25 patrons or less. 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.
Effective at midnight on Sunday, November 15: On-site sale, consumption and possession of alcohol is prohibited after 10:00 pm in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, or tasting room. All restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms must close by midnight.
Governor Northam announces limits for in-person gatherings and on-site alcohol curfew, read more here.
During Phase 3, farmers markets should continue to offer order ahead and pickup options. On-site shopping is allowed, as long as physical distancing guidelines are adhered to. Employees and vendors working at the farmers markets must wear face coverings over
their nose and mouth. Provide a minimum of six feet between parties at tables and social distancing is adhered to.
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During Phase 3, occupancy/capacity limits are lifted. Retailers must assist customers in keeping at least six feet of space between individuals or households while shopping and waiting in line.
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Entertainment and Public Amusement | Indoor and Outdoor Recreational Sports
During phase 3, Performing arts venues, concert venues, movie theaters, drive-in entertainment, sports venues, botanical gardens, zoos, fairs, carnivals, amusement parks, museums, aquariums, historic horse racing facilities bowling alleys, skating rinks, arcades, amusement parks, trampoline parks, fairs, carnivals, arts and craft facilities, escape rooms, trampoline parks, public and private social clubs, and all other entertainment centers and places of public amusement must either implement the following mandatory requirements or remain closed. Occupancy cannot exceed the lesser of 50% of the lowest occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy. All private bookings are limited to no more than 25 people.
Outdoor Motor Speedways
During Phase 3, speedways can be open, but must following mandatory requirements or remained closed.
Walking or motorized group tours
During Phase 3, reduce walking tour group sizes to maintain six feet of physical distance between all individuals who are not members of the same household. Require all customers to sign a waiver (online, if possible) that states they are healthy and have not exhibited any signs of illness (COVID-19) in the last 14 days.
Visit virginia.gov/coronavirus/forwardvirginia for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.
For the most up-to-date information:
Please visit Virginia Department of Health online or call 1-877-ASK-VDH3
State of Virginia Government
CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Covid-19 travel restrictions state by state
COVID-19 Traveler Information – United States Department of State
Regional Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19):
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