[MSCW list] Monthly Meetup and Covid 19

davidnugent at aol.com davidnugent at aol.com
Tue Apr 27 18:03:10 CEST 2021

Monthly Meetup in Tysons Corner, VA  - the Car Meetup is outdoors and
limited to 100 folks, dining is optional, outdoor seating is available


Per Silver Dinner 4/27/2021 - no more than 10 people in an indoor group,
every other booth, masks when not eating and outdoor dining is available.


>From Virginia -  https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/forwardvirginia/faq/


Universal Mask Mandate: All Virginians aged five and over are required to
wear masks over their nose and mouth in indoor settings shared with others
and when outdoors within six feet of another person All employees not just
those in customer facing areas must also wear masks while working if 6 feet
of physical distance cannot be maintained between others. This is an
expansion of Virginia's mask mandate, which has been in place since May 29.
It is aligned with most recent CDC guidelines
overings.html> , which recommend universal wearing of masks with two layers
of fabric that cover the nose and mouth.


Social Gatherings: All social gatherings must be limited to 50 individuals
indoors and 100 individuals outdoors, which is a change from the previous
cap of 10 individuals indoors and 25 individuals outdoors. A "social
gathering" includes, but is not limited to, parties, celebrations, or other
social events, whether they occur indoors or outdoors. This does not apply
to religious services, employment settings, or educational settings such as
instructional settings, graduations, commencements, and school performances.
Capacity at restaurants and retail stores are already governed by strict
social distancing requirements, and are also not limited by these


Restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries,
distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, and farmers' markets may operate both
indoor and outdoor dining areas, including bar seating, as long as all
parties are separated with at least six feet between parties. (The six feet
cannot include the space taken up by the seated guest.) If tables are not
moveable, seat parties at least six feet apart, including at the bar and in
the bar area. Spacing must also allow for physical distancing from areas
outside of the facility's control (i.e., provide physical distancing from
persons on public sidewalks). Employers must provide masks for employees,
and they must be worn in customer dining and service areas. 

Congregating areas of restaurants must be closed to patrons except for
through-traffic. Patrons may be seated at the bar as long as a minimum of
six feet is provided between parties.


Dining rooms must be closed between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 5:00 am,
and in-person alcohol sales must end at 12:00 midnight as well. Delivery and
takeout services are unaffected.


Food and beverage establishments are prohibited from hosting over 50 people
indoors and 100 people outdoors in a party in accordance with the social
gathering ban. However, they may still have more people on their premises if
the applicable physical distancing requirements allow. 


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