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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on September 9, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Virginia, we recommend that you visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia portal, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce's State Resources list or the USDA's COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities for Virginia.

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Description of Program and Relief

Guidelines for Reopening All Business Sectors

Governor Northam issued guidelines for easing public health restrictions for Phase Three, beginning on July 1, 2020.

The Phase Three guidelines for all business sectors, as well as for social gatherings; restaurant and beverage services; farmers markets; brick and mortar retail; fitness and exercise facilities; indoor and outdoor swimming pools; recreational sports; personal care and personal grooming services; private campgrounds; entertainment and public amusement; religious services; indoor and outdoor horse and other livestock shows; and horse racing racetracks are here. In Phase Three, overnight summer camps are not permitted to reopen. Businesses should check for any additional city or county restrictions. Due to increasing cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Region, Governor Northam issued Executive Order Sixty-Eight and Order of Public Health Emergency Eight on July 31, 2020 imposing additional restrictions on restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms in the Cities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, Poquoson, James City County and York County.

Previously, Governor Northam issued Executive Order Sixty-Five, setting forth guidelines for easing public health restrictions for Phase Two in certain parts of Virginia, beginning on June 5, 2020. Prior to that, Governor Northam issued Executive Order Sixty-One and Order of Public Health Emergency Three, setting forth such guidelines for Phase One in certain parts of Virginia beginning on May 15, 2020.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Virginia Governor

Dates Available

Phase Three beginning on July 1, 2020

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

See above

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

N/A

Contact for More Information

Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky, Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov

List of Additional Information

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please click here.

For more information on Phase One, please click here.

For more information on Phase Two, please click here.

For more information on Phase Three, please click here.


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