Richmond, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam today cleared the way for the second phase of his plan to reopen Virginia following the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase Two begins on Friday, June 5.

These are some of the changes we’ll see during Phase Two:

  • Gatherings will be limited to 50 people, rather than 10
  • Entertainment venues are able to open
  • Restaurants can have indoor seating again, limited to 50% capacity
  • Gyms and fitness centers can have indoor classes and workouts, limited to 30% capacity
  • Pools can open, with some restrictions
  • Zoos, botanical garden and museums can open again, with some restrictions
  • Recreational sports can again happen, with physical distance requirements in place

Northern Virginia and Richmond will remain in Phase One and masks will still be required in indoor spaces.

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