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Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approves new COVID-19 guidelines

The Albemarle County Office Building.
The Albemarle County Office Building.(WVIR)
Updated: Apr. 7, 2021 at 8:32 PM EDT
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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Restaurants in Albemarle County are hopefully about to become more crowded.

Supervisors Wednesday night voted to lift any COVID caps for patrons among other occupancy changes.

Parties will still need to be separated by at least 6 feet.

Indoor gatherings are capped at 50, outdoor gatherings at 100.

Indoor entertainment and amusement businesses can have up to 500 people.

Outdoor venues can have up to 30% of occupancy.

Private Bookings can have up to 50 people indoors or 100 outdoors.

For recreational sports, 100 spectators are now allowed indoors, or 500 outdoors.

Masks will still be required indoors.

Supervisors also authorized a one-time bonus of $750 or $1,000 to eligible full and part-time county employees.

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