The City of Virginia Beach continues to monitor and adjust to changing conditions related to the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. There are national, state and local declarations of emergency in place and we are following the guidance from the Virginia Department of Health as well the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
Tourism staff are working with event holders, especially for those scheduled during the next 30 days, to identify any cancellations or postponements. Please check Emergency.VBgov.com/coronavirus for the latest information and for event cancellations. We are also working to update our event calendars as quickly as possible. For the most accurate information, please visit event websites directly.
VISITOR CENTERS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
The Visitor Information Center at I-264 Oceanfront and the Visitor Center at First Landing State Park will be closed for two weeks until March 31, 2020. This follows the action by the state to close their 13 welcome centers for the same period of time.
BEACHES LIMITED TO FISHING AND EXERCISE ONLY
As mandated by the State of Virginia, all public beaches are currently closed, except for the purposes of fishing and exercise. Proper social distancing measures should continue to be taken and groups should not exceed ten people in number at any point.
As we continue to navigate through the unique challenges that face each of us right now, many locals, museums and businesses in Virginia Beach are doing their part by offering limited-to-zero touch options. While we all work to keep our distance from each other, we are not without ways of still enjoying some of what Virginia Beach has to offer. Here are some ways to explore Virginia Beach while social distancing.