Special Notice from Equality Prince William
Governor Northam has issued Executive Order 53 detailing what is to close and what can stay open. FAQs posted on one of Virginia’s Delegates web site are copied below. If anyone sees any inaccuracies in the following information, please notify E=PW immediately and we will make the appropriate corrections. Contact E=PW:
Text to (703) 314-9905
We’ve received more clarification on Executive Order 53 from Governor Northam. The order is in effect from 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to 11:59 PM April 23.
❓ What businesses must close?
The following recreational and entertainment businesses must close to the public:
• Theaters, performing arts centers, concert venues, museums, and other indoor entertainment centers;
• Beauty salons, barber shops, spas, massage parlors, tanning salons, tattoo shops, and any other location where personal care or personal grooming services are performed that would not allow compliance with social distancing guidelines to remain six feet apart;
• Racetracks and historic horse racing facilities; and
• Bowling alleys, skating rinks, arcades, amusement parks, trampoline parks, fairs, arts and craft facilities, aquariums, zoos, escape rooms, indoor shooting ranges, public and private social clubs, and all other places of indoor public amusement.
❓What businesses are restricted in their operations?
Restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, and farmers markets must close their dining and congregation areas, but they may remain open for delivery and take-out services. Non-essential retail businesses must limit their operations to ten patrons or less with adequate social distancing. If they cannot limit their operations to 10 patrons or less with adequate social distancing, then they must close.
❓What are the non-essential retail businesses that are restricted in their operations?
Non-essential retail businesses are brick-and-mortar operations that consist of everything except the following:
• Grocery, pharmacy, and other retailers that sell food and beverage products or pharmacy products, including dollar stores and department stores with grocery or pharmacy operations;
• Medical supply retailers;
• Electronic retailers that sell or service cell phones, computers, tablets, and other communications technology;
• Automotive parts, accessories, and tire retailers;
• Home improvement, hardware, building material, and building supply retailers;
• Lawn and garden equipment retailers;
• Beer, wine, and liquor stores;
• Retail functions of gas stations and convenience stores;
• Retail located within healthcare facilities;
• Banks and other financial institutions with retail functions;
• Pet and feed stores;
• Printing and office supply stores; and
• Laundromats and dry cleaners.
03 May 2020 — Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up
06 May 2020 — Happy Hour
17 May 2020 — Brunch
01 Jun 2020 — Board Meeting
03 Jun 2020 — Happy Hour
13 Jun 2020 — Capital Pride Parade
14 Jun 2020 — Capital Pride Festival
20 Jun 2020 — Pride Party
01 Jul 2020 — Happy Hour
04 Jul 2020 — Dale City Parade
18 Jul 2020 — Summer Picnic
27 Jul 2020 — Board Meeting
05 Aug 2020 — Happy Hour
09-12 Aug 2020 — Unity March Against Hate
22 Aug 2020 — Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up
02 Sep 2020 — Happy Hour
13 Sep 2020 — Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk
20 Sep 2020 — Brunch
28 Sep 2020 — Board Meeting
07 Oct 2020 — Happy Hour
11 Oct 2020 — Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up
18 Oct 2020 — Bi-Annual EPW Election Meeting & Brunch
04 Nov 2020 — Happy Hour
07 Nov 2020 — Manassas Veteran’s Day Parade
15 Nov 2020 — Brunch
02 Dec 2020 — Happy Hour
29 Dec 2020 — Between the Holidays Happy Hour
01 Jan 2021 — EPW Membership Renewal Begins
09 Jan 2021 — Annual Board Planning Meeting
16 Jan 2021 — Post-Holiday Party
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