Gov. Northam announces changes to coronavirus restrictions, lifts stay-at-home curfew

Gov. Northam announces changes to coronavirus restrictions, lifts stay-at-home curfew

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is lifting some coronavirus restrictions starting Monday, March 1 in a pathway out of the pandemic.

One of the biggest changes will be an end to the commonwealth’s current stay-at-home curfew from midnight to 5 a.m.

Other changes include:

  • Alcohol sales allowed until midnight - has been until 10 p.m.
  • Overnight summer camps can open May 1 with mitigation measures.
  • Outdoor social gatherings increase to 25 people - up from 10. Indoor gatherings remain capped at 10 people.
  • Outdoor entertainment at 30% capacity - capped at 1,000 people.
  • Indoor entertainment at 30% capacity - capped at 250
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is lifting some coronavirus restrictions starting Monday, March 1 in a pathway out of the pandemic.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is lifting some coronavirus restrictions starting Monday, March 1 in a pathway out of the pandemic. (Source: Governor Northam's Office)

Read the full executive order here.

Last week, Governor Northam amended Executive Order Seventy-Two to increase the number of spectators permitted at outdoor youth sporting events to 250.

On Wednesday, the Virginia Health Department reported 568,946 total COVID-19 cases in Virginia, a 1,907 case increase in the past 24 hours.

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Posted by NBC12 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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