The City of Virginia Beach continues to monitor and adjust to changing conditions related to the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. There are national, state and local declarations of emergency in place and we are following the guidance from the Virginia Department of Health as well the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
Tourism staff are working with event holders, especially for those scheduled during the next 30 days, to identify any cancellations or postponements. Please check Emergency.VBgov.com/coronavirus for the latest information and for event cancellations. We are also working to update our event calendars as quickly as possible. For the most accurate information, please visit event websites directly.
BEACHES ARE OPEN WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS
The State of Virginia has officially opened up Virginia Beach beaches.
Beach Regulations Include:
- Keep 6-ft apart unless family
- No groups of more than 250 people
- No large coolers – 39 quarts or less
- No alcohol
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED IN ALL PUBLIC SETTINGS
Under the Governor’s executive order, any person age ten and older must wear a mask or face covering at all times while entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time in public indoor spaces. These Include:
- Personal care and grooming businesses
- Essential and non-essential brick and mortar retail including grocery stores and pharmacies
- Food and beverage establishments
- Entertainment or public amusement establishments when permitted to open
- Train stations, bus stations, and on intrastate public transportation, including in waiting or congregating areas
- State and local government buildings and areas where the public accesses services
- Any indoor space shared by groups of people who may congregate within six feet of one another or who are in close proximity to each other for more than ten minutes
Exemptions to these guidelines include while eating and drinking at a food and beverage establishment; individuals who are exercising; children under the age of two; a person seeking to communicate with a hearing-impaired person, for which the mouth needs to be visible; and anyone with a health condition that keeps them from wearing a face covering. Children over the age of two are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering to the extent possible.
OCEANFRONT VISITOR CENTER IS OPEN
The Visitor Information Center at I-264 Oceanfront is now open to the public. The new center hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday. The Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing State Park will be closed until further notice. The 17th and 24th Street Information Kiosk located in the oceanfront/boardwalk area will not open this 2020 summer season.