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COVID-19 Vaccine Update:
Governor Northam has issued Fifth Amended Executive Order 72 as follows, effective April 21. These activities are still subject to updated guidance, including capacity limits and other safety requirements:
- Seating is now permitted in bar areas of restaurants, provided at least 6 feet is maintained between parties and no standing congregation is permitted.
- Outdoor races and marathons may place runners in staggered groups of up to 100 (up from 50).
- School theatrical and musical performances may allow patrons up to 30% of the venue capacity, with a maximum of 500 patrons indoors and no specific limit outdoors.
- Distancing requirements have been decreased from 10 feet to 6 feet for entertainment and public amusement venues, swimming pool seating, graduations, and recreational sporting events.
- Personal care and personal grooming studios are no longer required to maintain appointment logs and contact information for customers.
- Karaoke is no longer prohibited.
- Splash pads, hot tubs, and saunas are no longer prohibited.
- Brass instrument players may remove masks while playing, as could wind instrument players previously.
Governor Northam announced today that he will issue Sixth Amended Executive Order 72 as follows, effective May 15:
- Capacity limits at entertainment venues will increase from 30% to 50%, with an increase in the maximum number of indoor patrons from 500 to 1,000 and no specific limit on the number of outdoor patrons.
- Capacity limits at recreational sports venues will increase from 30% to 50%, with a maximum of 250 spectators per field for indoor events and 1,000 spectators per field for outdoor events.
- The limit on social gatherings will increase from 50 to 100 indoors and from 100 to 250 outdoors.
Alcohol sales and restaurant dining will be permitted after midnight.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are still considering what guidance to give states and the public following the pause on administering the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine.
Virginia is now in Phase 2 of vaccination, with eligibility open to everyone age 16 or older. Anyone who pre-registered in Phase 1 has either been offered a vaccination appointment already or will be by April 30 if their contact information is accurate. Everyone should continue to visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA to get vaccinated.
With more than 5.5 million doses of vaccine administered so far in Virginia, more than half of all adults have received at least one dose and one in three adults are fully vaccinated. Virginia is administering vaccine doses as quickly as they are provided by the federal government.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance on March 8 about what people can do when they are fully vaccinated (which occurs two weeks after their final vaccine dose), and guidance on April 2 about travel by people who are fully vaccinated. The guidance notes that because public health researchers are still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19, even people who are fully vaccinated should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing masks, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Executive Order 72 maintains limits on social gatherings; the requirement to wear masks in public places; guidelines for businesses; and other provisions.
About a third of vaccine doses in Virginia are now being administered by retail pharmacy locations, which are open to anyone age 16 or older. Individuals interested in getting vaccinated at a local pharmacy may visit VaccineFinder.org to find eligible pharmacy locations, hours, phone numbers, and scheduling links where available.
A public information toolkit is available to assist local health districts, localities, and community partners with graphics, talking points, frequently asked questions, and other materials.
If you or someone you know is feeling depressed or suicidal, please call one of the following numbers:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255; Press 1
If you think you have been exposed
- Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are exhibiting symptoms, call your healthcare provider for medical advice and to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
- According to the CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: fever, dry cough, shortness of breath
Practice Social Distancing
- Social distancing can help slow down the outbreak by reducing the chance of infection among high-risk populations.
- The CDC defines social distancing as it applies to COVID-19 as "remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible."
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are unavailable.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
COVID-19 Testing Available in Northern Virginia
- CVS Health has opened 39 new testing sites at drive-thru locations across the Commonwealth. Find a location near you by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2zXLtRk
- You can find additional testing sites near you here.