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What Changes When Alexandria Moves Into Phase 2 of Reopening

Alexandria, like the rest of Northern Virginia, is scheduled to move into Phase 2 of reopening this Friday. For cooped up Alexandrians, that means local gyms and some entertainment venues could start to reopen.

According to the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, this will mean a loosening of restrictions on local businesses, including:

  • Restaurant and beverage establishments may offer indoor dining at 50 percent occupancy
  • Fitness centers may open indoor areas at 30 percent occupancy,
  • Certain recreation and entertainment venues without shared equipment may open with restrictions
  • The current guidelines for non-essential retail and personal grooming services will largely remain the same in Phase Two

Restaurants are also still allowed to file for temporary outdoor dining permits, which were allowed during Phase 1 of reopening.

AEDP also announced that there will be industry-specific webinars to help guide local businesses on reopening policies.

The City of Alexandria previously announced that many of the trash services that were suspended at the start of the pandemic will resume next Monday.

Still, on Facebook, Mayor Justin Wilson cautioned that Alexandrians should be cautious and continue wearing masks as Virginia starts reopening.

‪Today the Governor of Virginia announced that Northern Virginia would be joining the rest of the Commonwealth in Phase…

Posted by Justin Wilson on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Staff photo by James Cullum

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