Indoor dining at eating and drinking establishments allowed to increase occupancy to 75%

Indoor dining is now allowed up to 75% occupancy (PNC photo)

Effective at 8 am, Friday, April 16, 2021, indoor dining at eating and drinking establishments shall be permitted to increase occupancy to no more than seventy five percent (75%) of occupancy load, subject to requirement and limitations set forth in applicable DPHSS Guidance.

Tables shall continue to be limited to no more than eight (8) persons when dining indoors, with six (6) feet distance between tables. Outdoor diners may be seated with no more than fifteen (15) persons per table, with six (6) feet between tables.

MANDATORY SOCIAL DISTANCING: All allowed activities shall be conducted utilizing mitigation measures identified in applicable DPHSS guidance memoranda, which may including, but not limited to, social distancing of at least six (6) feet and posting of appropriate signage; frequent cleaning of all surfaces; mandating the wearing of face masks unless engaged in physical exercise, eating or drinking; and permitting/encouraging teleworking.

The community is reminded that pursuant to 26 GAR Chapter 4 Article 28, fines may be imposed for violations of various mandates in applicable DPHSS Guidance Memoranda. All prior Executive Orders remain in full force and effect except to the extent they conflict with Executive Order 2021-08.

(JIC Release No. 634)