Northam Eases Covid Restrictions & Local Changes

Tuesday, Governor Northam issued his 4th Amended Executive Order 72 easing some COVID-19 restrictions that lead to key changes to this Executive Order that go into effective April 1st include:

The maximum number of individuals permitted in a social gathering will increase from 10 to 50 people for indoor settings, and from 25 to 100 people for outdoor settings.

All indoor and outdoor entertainment and public amusement venues must continue to operate at 30 percent capacity. Indoor venues must operate at 30 percent capacity or with a maximum of 500 people, an increase from the current cap of 250 people. Outdoor venues must operate at 30 percent capacity, with no specific cap on the number of attendees.

This amended order has allowed some local restrictions to be eased also. Keith Harless, town manager of Pennington Gap, informed WSWV that any organized sport that wishes to use Leeman Field can come to the town office and sign a waiver/release to use the facility and agreeing that all COVID guidelines will be adhered to. This includes softball, baseball, soccer, horse events, etc.

The Pennington Gap Town Pool will be scheduled to open using the updated guidelines and hopefully in the not too distant future be able to have events at Lee Theatre.

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