As Vaccinations Continue Increasing in Virginia, Some Public Health Restrictions will Decrease

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Provided by Prince William County

Governor Ralph Northam says, “With increased vaccination capacity and our health metrics continuing to trend the right direction, we can safely take these targeted steps to ease certain mitigation measures.” But he says we have come so far over the last year that now is not the time to throw in the towel and that we need to remain vigilant to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

Virginia will continue the “Safer at Home” strategies which include physical distancing, teleworking, and universal mask-wearing.

Easing of Restrictions

Beginning on Thursday, April 1, restrictions ease as follows:

  • Increase in number of people at social gatherings: Social gatherings will increase to 50 people for indoors and 100 people for outdoor settings.  Currently, social gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
  • Recreational sporting events: For indoor settings, the number of spectators at recreational sporting events will increase from 25 to 100 people per field or 30 percent capacity, whichever is less. Outdoor settings will increase from 250 to 500 people per field or 30 percent capacity, whichever is less for outdoor settings.
  • In-person graduation and commencement events: Gov. Northam’s preliminary guidance on safe in-person graduations and commencements, for outdoor events, include a cap of 5,000 people or 30 percent of the venue capacity, whichever is less. Events held indoors may have up to 500 people, or 30 percent of the venue capacity, whichever is less. Attendees must wear masks and follow safety protocols to ensure proper distancing.

Vaccination Sites

Please note: the PWHD call center will be closed on Sunday, April 4 in observance of Easter.

The Community Vaccination Center (CVC) which is a mass vaccination site is operating out of the former Gander Mountain storelocated at, 14011 Worth Ave., Woodbridge.  If you have an Official Appointment or Invitation to the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) located at the former Gander Mountain store in Woodbridge, here are a few guidelines to follow:

  • Arrive no more than 15 minutes before your appointment. You cannot enter the building early to receive your vaccine.
  • No walk-ins are accepted at this time.
  • Please pre-register to be contacted for an appointment.
  • Please have a copy of your invitation (email, text, barcode) or other proof of your name ready when you arrive at the site.

PWHD Clinic Manassas Mall located at 8300 Sudley Rd., Manassasis open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This clinic is administering the Moderna vaccine.

If you have a scheduled appointment at Manassas Mall, here are a few tips:

  • Driver’s license or Driver Privilege card needs to have a PWC, City of Manassas, or City of Manassas Park address.
  • Change of address should be presented or a utility bill (to prove residency)
  • Worker badge with Prince William Health District address.
  • If you live outside the PWHD but work in the PWHD jurisdiction you will need to bring ID to verify your employment and you must meet one of the categories that are currently eligible for vaccination.
  • The Manassas Mall clinic will not accept non-PWHD residents who did not receive an official appointment scheduling link for the person intended.

If you want to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine and are not pre-registered, you still can register at VACCINATE.VIRGINIA.GOV or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA. 

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