Virginia’s COVID-19 restrictions lifted


Virginia’s COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Virginia’s COVID-19 restrictions lifted

The governor lifted most COVID-19 mitigation measures at midnight May 28, 2021. This means that social distancing and capacity restrictions are done in most situations. It may feel strange, but that’s what Executive Order 79 says.

Also, in accordance with Executive Order 72, declared by the governor on May 15, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in most situations. Businesses can still require employees and customers to wear a mask.

According to the Virginia Department of Health, a business can ask about your vaccination status without it being a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPPA applies to these entities.

The governor’s order says anyone who is not vaccinated should wear a mask in all settings in accordance with CDC guidelines.