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VRF proactively represents and supports the legislative interests of Virginia retailers on the local, state, and federal levels. 

 

PHASE THREE: BUSINESS GUIDELINES

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July 1: Virginia to Enter Phase Three of Reopening

June 23, 2020

Governor Northam announced that Virginia would enter Phase Three of his reopening plan on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. This means that:  

  • Occupancy/capacity limits will be lifted on retail stores, restaurants, bars, and breweries, however, businesses must still maintain 6 ft social distancing. 
  • Museums, zoos and other outdoor entertainment venues will be allowed to open at 50% capacity, serving a maximum of 1,000 people.
  • Gyms and fitness centers will be allowed to operate at up to 75% capacity.
  • Face coverings will still be required in indoor public spaces.
 
View the full guidelines for businesses here.
 
 

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Virginia Retail by the Numbers

 

1,057,777
Jobs Supported by Retail
87,997

Retail Establishments
$63.5 (b)
Total GDP Impact
767,243
Direct Retail Employment
$20,545 (m)
Direct Labor Income
$30,927 (m) 
Direct Impact on GDP

 

source: National Retail Federation

 

 

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ACTION CENTER

 

Take Action and Make an Impact

We need you to raise your voice in support of the restaurants, hotels, shops, and entertainment that you love by helping us to advocate for Retail Relief 2020. Right now, to make our community safer, these retailers have agreed to close their businesses. We need to all work together to make sure they can reopen them when this crisis is over. 

 


CONTACT VIRGINIA GOVERNOR

Contact the Governor immediately and demand that action is taken NOW to help save Retail in Virginia.

We need relief from state tax payments for a minimum of 6 months, expand the VEC to align with the Federal Stimulus program relating to a new Employment Compensation stimulus, unemployment rates for business remain at the level they were prior to COVID-19, a delay in remitting sales tax payments to the limit of the law, pause on all the burdensome legislation that was passed in the 2020 Session.

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CONTACT SENATORS

We need everyone to contact their senators now! Tell them to put aside their differences and pass a bill that defends the economic health of the retail workforce and provides the maximum amount of liquidity for retailers to remain viable until the end of the crisis. 

TAKE ACTION NOW

 

 

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