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Virginia Resources

The following is a list of resources and vital information related to the state of Virginia Coronavirus Response Efforts as related to your Virginia based restaurant. This list of resource links will continue to be updated with new information as it becomes available.

Where Virginia Is In ReOpening 

  • No capacity limits, parties just must be seated 6 feet apart
  • On premise alcohol sales allowed until 12am midnight
  • Bar seating is allowed, as long as 6-foot social distancing is in effect
  • Click here to view the most recent Executive Order

Starting May 15, further restrictions will be lifted in VA, including: 

  • Alcohol sales: Restaurants may return to selling alcohol after midnight, and dining room closures will no longer be required between midnight and 5:00 a.m.
  • Social gatherings: The maximum number of individuals permitted in a social gathering will increase to 100 people for indoor settings and 250 people for outdoor settings. Social gatherings are currently limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
  • Entertainment venues: Indoor entertainment and public amusement venues will be able to operate at 50 percent capacity or 1,000 people, up from 30 percent capacity or 500 people. Outdoor venues will be able to operate at 50 percent capacity — up from 30 percent — with no specific cap on the number of attendees.
  • Read the full update from the Governor’s office here

In Virginia, Governor Northam lifted the outdoor mask mandate for anyone who has been fully vaccinated. Masks are required to be worn by employees and patrons in public settings, such as restaurants (except when eating and drinking). Click here for current requirements. 

Virginia Outdoor Dining Resources 

  • Northern Virginia 
  • City of Alexandria 
  • Fairfax County
    • If you plan to use a tent that is larger than 900 square feet, you must apply for a Temporary Tent Permit through the Fairfax County Fire Marshal’s Office. 
    • Fairfax County Health Department: 703-246-2201 
    • Fairfax County Fire Marshal: 703-246-4860 
  • Vienna
    • Restaurants and other businesses interested in conducting outdoor commercial activity must submit a permit application. If you have not yet registered in the Town's online application system, please created an account first by clicking on the yellow Register button in the top left corner of the page.
    • To complete the application for a Temporary Outdoor Commercial Activity Permit, follow the steps below or for step-by-step instructions, check out this "How To" guide
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