Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday announced he is rolling back restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings starting next week.
"Starting on April 1, we will make some limited and targeted changes to our Forward Virginia guidelines," Gov. Northam said at a briefing Tuesday.
"Social gatherings may have up to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors," said Northam.
"Entertainment venues will be able to operate at 30% of capacity [with] up to 500 people indoors, outdoor venues can have up to 30%," Gov. Northam said.
The number of spectators allowed for outdoor recreational sports will increase to 500, while indoor recreation will be capped at 100 people, said Northam.
"Recreational sporting events indoors and outside will be limited to 30% of capacity," added Northam.
"You need to wear a mask and follow other guidelines and safety protocols," said the governor.
"To be very clear, we are not simply throwing the doors open," stressed Northam.
"If we continue to be careful, wearing our mask in public, washing our hands, keeping our distance and getting vaccinated, I expect our case counts will keep going down," said Northam.