Virginia EO72 (7th Amendment) in effect May 15
As vaccinations become more prevalent among Virginians, the Governor again amended his standing orders regarding the COVID19 pandemic, this time through the 7th Amendment to Executive Order 72. The full text of EO72 (as amended) can be found here and takes effect May 15, 2021.
The main change in EO72’s 7th Amendment was increasing the outdoor gathering limit from 100 to 250, while the indoor limit increases from 50 to 100. The Order has the same social distancing standard (6 feet) in the prior Order for persons not of the same household.
Most of the other changes to the Order would not affect most community association facility operations. Bear in mind that occupancy limits for fitness facilities and pools remain at 75%, with those facilities still subject to screening and signage requirements and physical distancing.
In light of new CDC guidance (issued on May 13, 2021) lifting certain mask restrictions for vaccinated persons, the Governor’s office lifted the statewide mask mandate effective immediately. Click here for details.
Updated guidelines for specific sectors can be found here. Visit virginia.gov/coronavirus/forwardvirginia for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.
Federal, state and local responses to COVID-19 are changing quickly. We encourage associations to monitor relevant government websites and this page for further updates.
Legal Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be legal advice. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific facts and circumstances of each case and each association’s governing documents. Also, it is not intended to be a full and exhaustive explanation of all legal considerations, nor should it be used to replace the individualized advice of your legal counsel.