RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC)- Gov. Ralph Northam is loosening some coronavirus restrictions in Virginia beginning in March.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Northam said the changes will impact the state’s curfew, alcohol sales, social gatherings, entertainment venues and summer camps.
Northam’s updated guidelines will lift the ‘modified stay-at-home’ order currently in place between midnight to 5 a.m. The measure first took effect in mid-December to mitigate surges in COVID-19 cases during the holidays.
The order also changes the cutoff on alcohol sales to midnight–pushed back from the 10 p.m. cutoff that was put in place in November. Restaurants, bars and breweries must continue to close by midnight under the new restrictions.