Yesterday, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors passed an emergency ordinance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The ordinance provides modifications to
d Virginia: Phase Three
All other Forward Virginia: Phase Three guidelines apply
The ordinance takes effect at 12 am on August 1st, 2020.
Here are the modifications to Phase Three the ordinance will bring to Albemarle County:
- Cloth face coverings must be worn in all indoor public spaces and in all outdoor public spaces where 6’ of physical distancing is not possible.
- Gatherings will be restricted to 50 persons, with limited exceptions.
- Indoor occupancy in food establishments, wineries, breweries, and distilleries will be limited to 50% of Certificate of Occupancy (CO) capacity, with a 50 person limit for those businesses without a CO.
To promote education and compliance with this ordinance, the Board of Supervisors also approved an ambassador program that will launch in the coming weeks. Ambassadors will visit area businesses to share educational resources and inform onsite management of any compliance issues they may observe. More information about the ambassador program will be released when it becomes available.
To ensure compliance in keeping our community safe, violations of this ordinance are punishable as misdemeanors (Class 1 for a person failing to wear a face covering or failing to disperse from a gathering, Class 3 for business owner or onsite manager failing to comply with occupancy limits).