CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (WJZ) — Officials in Chincoteague, Virginia, plan to allow hotels, motels and campgrounds to reopen Friday with limited capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On its website, the town said hotels, motels, rental agencies, Airbnb rentals and campgrounds will be able to open Friday at a total of 25 percent of capacity.READ MORE: Maryland Dept. Of Health Website Operational After Cyberattack
All hotels and motels will be required to post signs encouraging social distancing and will need to follow CDC cleaning guidelines.
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Gyms, pools and hot tubs will not be allowed to reopen.READ MORE: Pending Regulatory Approval, Sportsbook At Horseshoe Casino Could Open Friday
Beginning on May 22, those businesses can operate at 50 percent capacity; by May 29, they’ll be able to operate at normal capacity, the town said.
The details are dependent on Gov. Ralph Northam moving the state into phase one of its reopening plan.
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