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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 

In VA, as of Friday 5/28 all remaining Covid-restrictions are lifted including social distancing requirements. Click here for the new Executive Order. The state of emergency in VA will remain in place at least through June 30 to provide flexibility for local government and support ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

On Masks in VA: 

Governor Northam announced that the Commonwealth is following the CDC guidance and lifting the mask mandate in Virginia effective immeadiately. Anyone who is fully vaccinated is not required to wear masks indoors or out, except on public transit, in health-care facilities or in congregate settings.

  • Mask-wearing will continue on what amounts to an honor system and the state has no plans to institute a “vaccine passport” or require any kind of proof of vaccination. 
  • Businesses are allowed to require mask-wearing by customers and employees if they see fit.
  • Employees in restaurants and retail, along with a few other industries, are required to wear masks IF they are not fully vaccinated. All unvaccinated people are advised to wear masks indoors and outdoors in social settings. 

Click here for the announcement.

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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