As of April 1, 2021, Virginia is now officially in Phase 3 of its pandemic recovery and with an increasing number of vaccinations being distributed throughout the state, the Governor  has eased some of the capacity limits for indoor & outdoor gatherings.

  • Social Gatherings: The maximum number of individuals permitted in social gatherings will increase to 100 people for outdoor settings and 50 people for indoor settings. This does not apply to religious services, employment, or educational settings.
  • Entertainment Venues: Outdoor entertainment and public amusement venues will be able to operate at 30% capacity, with no specific cap on the number of attendees. Indoor entertainment and public amusement venues must continue to operate at 30 percent capacity with a cap of 500 people.
  • Recreational Sporting Events: The number of spectators allowed at recreational sporting events will be 100 people per field or 30% capacity, whichever is less for indoor settings, and 500 people per field or 30% capacity for outdoor settings, whichever is less.
  • In-person Graduation & Commencement Events: Events held outdoors must have a cap of 5,000 people or 30% of the venue capacity, whichever is less. For indoor events, the number of attendees should be limited to 500 people or 30% capacity, whichever is less. Attendees must wear masks and follow all social distancing and safety protocols.

Masks & Face Coverings

Masks are still required of all patrons aged 5 and over when entering, exiting, traveling through, or spending time inside any public space.

Photo credit: [Ginger Warder]