Phase Three of Forward Virginia is in effect beginning Wednesday, July 1.
Under Phase 3, the Commonwealth continues a Safer at Home strategy, which:
increases the maximum number of individuals allowed at social gatherings from 50 to 250;
maintains recommendations for social distancing and teleworking;
requires individuals to wear face coverings in indoor public settings;
allows restaurants to be open, maintaining six feet of distance between tables;
allows fitness centers to open at 75% capacity;
allows recreation and entertainment venues to operate at 50% capacity, or 1,000 people max;
allows swimming pools to expand operations to free swim in addition to indoor and outdoor exercise, diving, and swim instruction.;
maintains that all businesses should make modifications to maintain six feet of physical distancing, increase cleaning and sanitization of high contact surfaces, and provide enhanced workplace safety measures.