COVID-19 Update: Virginia Eases Certain Mitigation Measures

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MAR. 23, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Limited Capacity Increases for Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

Governor Northam has further amended Executive Order 72 to modify public health restrictions in place to prevent transmission of COVID-19. These changes come as Virginia's vaccination rate is steady and case counts are fluctuating. Effective April 1, limits on social gatherings will increase from 10 to 50 for indoor gatherings, and from 25 to 100 for outdoor gatherings.


Limits for entertainment and public amusement venues will remain at 30% occupancy, but the cap for indoor venues will increase from 250 to 500 persons, and the cap for outdoor gatherings will be removed. The number of spectators allowed at recreational sporting events will increase from 25 to 100 indoors, and from 250 to 500 outdoors, and remain limited at 30% capacity.  


The full text of Fourth Amended Executive Order Seventy-Two and Order of Public Health Emergency Nine is available at the Governor's site. The updated guidelines for specific sectors are also available online.

COVID-19 Vaccinations in Virginia

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The Vaccine Summary Dashboard continues to show Virginia’s significant progress in vaccinations, with nearly 3.2 million doses administered. More than 96% of available first doses have been administered. Approximately 1 in 3 adults in Virginia have received at least one dose, and nearly 1 in 5 adults are fully vaccinated.


According to VDH's data, nearly 25,000 Arlington residents have been fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 News & Notes

Questions about COVID-19? Call the County's public information line at

703-228-7999, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Arlington County COVID-19 Dashboard

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