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.
The State of Virginia has officially opened up Virginia Beach beaches.
Under the Governor’s executive order, any person age ten and older must wear a mask or face covering at all times while entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time in public indoor spaces. These Include:
Exemptions to these guidelines include while eating and drinking at a food and beverage establishment; individuals who are exercising; children under the age of two; a person seeking to communicate with a hearing-impaired person, for which the mouth needs to be visible; and anyone with a health condition that keeps them from wearing a face covering. Children over the age of two are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering to the extent possible.
The Visitor Information Center at I-264 Oceanfront is now open to the public. The new center hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday. The Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing State Park will be closed until further notice. The 17th and 24th Street Information Kiosk located in the oceanfront/boardwalk area will not open this 2020 summer season.
While school will look a little different this year for many, the flexibility of distance learning provides opportunities to explore the world outside the classroom in a safe and effective manner. From the profusion of waterways running through our coastal city and the biodiversity of the mighty Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, to a unique history that predates the founding of our country, there is no shortage of educational opportunities and unforgettable fun to be had when Virginia Beach. With our arts scene, museums, rich history and unique coastal environment, this helpful guide for those who are distance learning has everything you need to help you find the perfect combination of education and vacation for your family in Virginia Beach.
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.