Heightened coronavirus restrictions in Hampton Roads are officially OVER!
GREAT news for our Hampton Roads’ friends and businesses. Starting tomorrow (September 11, 2020), businesses can stay open later, re-open buffets and use their banquet rooms, again. Governor Ralph Northam announced this afternoon, that Hampton Roads is back in Phase 3 Reopening. (Northam scaled back reopening for the region at the end of July). Since those restrictions went into place, Northam said that “new cases have dropped by more than half, hospitalizations have declined, and percent positivity has fallen below the statewide average.”
For those of you getting married? They’ll be continued restrictions on public and private in-person gatherings (more than 250 is prohibited), but for our bars and restaurants? You can open your buffets and go back to normal business hours, as long as you adhere to employee masks, clientele masks until seated and keeping the bar areas closed to seating and through traffic. All-in-all, a big win for our struggling economy. Now, stay healthy, stay positive and keep smiling (your smiling mask or at least your eyes smiling)!