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.
BEACHES TO OPEN MAY 22 WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE
The State of Virginia has officially opened up Virginia Beach beaches on May 22 for sunbathing, swimming, fishing and active recreation; however, group sports on the beach (flag football, volleyball, etc.) are still restricted as well as tents or large groups of umbrellas. Fishing will be prohibited from 1st Street to 42nd Street. Parking garages and surface parking lots will be capped at 50% capacity to limit crowds.
Until May 22, beaches are open for exercise and fishing only.
VISITOR CENTERS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
The Visitor Information Center at I-264 Oceanfront and the Visitor Center at First Landing State Park will be closed until further notice. However, the center is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm to answer calls. For information about Virginia Beach, call 1-800-VA -BEACH or 757-385-7873 for assistance.
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.