Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director of Health

COVID-19 Updates for Food Establishments

COVID-19 information for food establishments

Phase 3 Reopening Guidelines

On December 14, 2020, Governor Northam announced other statewide measures in Executive Order 72 to try to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Virginia. 

On January 27, 2021, Governor Northam extended Executive Order 72 until February 28, 2021:

A summary of some key points from the Updated Phase Three Guidelines are as follows:

  • Employees must wear face coverings over their nose and mouth while working at their place of employment.
  • Patrons must wear face coverings, except while eating or drinking.
  • No capacity limits to indoor and outdoor seating as long as six feet distancing is maintained.
  • All public and private in-person gatherings must be limited to 10 patrons or less.  
  • No alcoholic beverage shall be sold, consumed, or possessed on premises after 10 p.m. in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, or tasting room.
  • Alcoholic beverages may continue to be sold via delivery or take-out after 10 p.m., as permitted by existing regulations promulgated by the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority.
  • Closure of all dining and congregation areas in restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms may continue to offer delivery and take-out services between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Bar seats and congregating areas of restaurants continue to be closed to patrons except for through-traffic.
  • All individuals in the Commonwealth ages five and over shall wear face coverings in indoor public spaces. (E.O. 63-Amended)
  • Individuals are required to wear masks in outdoor areas where social distancing isn’t possible as well as all indoor areas shared with others besides when you’re in your own household.
  • Enforcements will continue at restaurants and bars.

See the Updated Phase Three Guidelines

Additional Information

  • See the Phase 3 FAQ page on the Governor's Forward Virginia website.  
  • To file an online complaint related to Executive Order 72 related only to masks and distancing requirements in certain business sectors, click here.
  • For more information about Executive Orders issued by Governor Northam related to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here


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Related Resources

Fairfax County Health Department Food Safety

Fairfax County Phased Reopening Information

EPA-approved coronavirus-killing cleaning products

FDA Best Practices for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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