Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) announced new coronavirus restrictions on Friday that will take effect in Virginia on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Capacity at indoor and outdoor gatherings will be reduced to 25 individuals, a drastic change from the current limit of 250 people. Face masks must be worn in indoor public spaces by individuals aged 5 and over. Previously, the governor’s mandate only applied to children aged 10 and over. Alcohol sales must end at 10 p.m. and all food and drink establishments must be closed by midnight.
Additionally, violations of the governor’s face covering and social distancing guidelines by essential retail businesses can now be enforced through the Virginia Department of Health as a class 1 misdemeanor.