Join us for an informative webinar with Edward Jones Financial Advisor: Keith Compton, Jr. and Jeffrey Scott who will be speaking with Hampton Christian Academy Guidance Counselor, Meredith Cowley, about how Juniors and Seniors can prepare for Graduation. They will discuss 529 accounts, UTMA accounts, and goals to save for education. So...grab yourself a ''to-go'' coffee from your favorite local coffee shop (Cure Coffeehouse in Smithfield is a great choice!) and tune in to this informative financial webinar.
The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the Ribbon Cutting for the new ACE Hardware on April 22, 2021 at 10:00 am. After months of construction Farmers Service is now also an ACE Hardware offering an extensive list of new products and services while also still serving as a resource for bulk lawn care needs such as rock, mulch, sand, and more.
Each Quarter the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce will host a membership benefit webinar to discuss how to best use all of the options available to members. This is free to both members and non-members to use as a tool to take advantage of what we offer in order to better their businesses. This quarter we will be doing an overview of the benefits of being a member, chamber solutions, and how to navigate the website since it is updated quite frequently. Join us live to be able to participate in our Q&A or review the video later on our Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce YouTube page.
March 23, 2021
Governor Ralph Northam announced that as COVID-19 vaccinations continue to rise in Virginia, certain sports and entertainment venues may begin to operate with additional capacity and indoor and outdoor gathering limits will increase starting Thursday, April 1. He amended Executive Order Seventy-Two with the next steps of the “Forward Virginia” plan to safely and gradually ease public health restrictions while mitigating the spread of the virus. More than two million Virginians, or approximately one in four people, have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Commonwealth will maintain a Safer at Home strategy with continued mitigation strategies like physical distancing, teleworking, and universal mask requirements. Key changes in the Fourth Amended Executive Order Seventy-Two include:
The maximum number of individuals permitted in a social gathering will increase to 50 people for indoor settings and 100 people for outdoor settings. Social gatherings are currently limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
All indoor and outdoor entertainment and public amusement venues must continue to operate at 30 percent capacity. Indoor venues must operate at 30 percent capacity or with a maximum of 500 people, an increase from the current cap of 250 people. Outdoor venues must operate at 30 percent capacity, with no specific cap on the number of attendees. These venues were previously limited to 30 percent capacity or up to 1,000 attendees, whichever was fewer.
RECREATIONAL SPORTING EVENTS:
The number of spectators allowed at recreational sporting events will increase from 25 to 100 people per field or 30 percent capacity, whichever is less for indoor settings, and from 250 to 500 people per field or 30 percent capacity, whichever is less for outdoor settings.