Virginia plans to lift COVID-19 capacity restrictions, social distancing requirements on June 15

If Virginia's COVID-19 numbers keeps trending down and vaccination numbers keep trending up, Governor Ralph Northam says mitigation measures, capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements could be lifted by June 15.

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The governor made the announcement Thursday at a press conference.

Northam also said that beginning May 15 the following modifications to the state's COVID-19 guidance will go into effect:

- 100 people at a social gathering indoor

- 250 people at a social gathering outdoors

- 50 percent capacity for indoor entertainment venues up to 1000 people

- 50 percent capacity for outdoor entertainment venues with no cap

- Restaurants will be able to return to selling alcohol after midnight and dining can stay open later