Gov. Ralph Northam loosens COVID-19 restrictions; alcohol sales expanded to midnight

Governor Ralph Northam announced that some COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted.

Starting on Monday, March 1, outdoor venues and gatherings will be able to increase capacity, Virginia’s alcohol cutoff at restaurants will move from 10 p.m. to midnight, and the overnight modified stay-at-home curfew order will be lifted.

The changes will allow for entertainment venues, which includes pro/college sports venues, to go up to 30% or 1,000-person capacity. Private outdoor gatherings can go from 10 people up 25.