Upcoming Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccines
The Prince William Health District is holding a vaccination clinic using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Saturday, May 1 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club at 5070 Dale Boulevard in Dale City. To make an appointment for this clinic, people are asked to come to the Boys & Girls Club today and tomorrow, 4/28 and 4/29 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. There may be room for walk-up registrations on May 1 based upon availability. Before signing up for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, patients are made aware of the rare risk of blood clots, and are offering appointments at other sites which have either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
Today, in the City of Manassas, 200 Pfizer tickets are being handed out at City Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for tomorrow’s MAP Vaccination Clinic in Manassas Park. Manassas Park has already distributed 300 tickets for this clinic.
Next week, May 4 and 5, the City of Manassas will hold a 2-day 2nd dose clinic at Metz Middle School for those patients who received their first doses of Pfizer on April 13 and 14.
Governor Announces Expanded Capacity
Governor Ralph Northam has announced expanded capacity on social gatherings beginning on May 15. The Commonwealth will continue to mandate mask-wearing and social distancing, even as commercial restrictions are further eased. Key changes in the Sixth Amended Executive Order Seventy-Two will go into effect in about two weeks and include:
Social gatherings: The maximum number of individuals permitted in a social gathering will increase to 100 people for indoor settings and 250 people for outdoor settings. Social gatherings are currently limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
Entertainment venues: Indoor entertainment and public amusement venues will be able to operate at 50 percent capacity or 1,000 people, up from 30 percent capacity or 500 people. Outdoor venues will be able to operate at 50 percent capacity—up from 30 percent—with no specific cap on the number of attendees.
Recreational sporting events: The number of spectators allowed at indoor recreational sporting events will increase from 100 to 250 spectators or 50 percent capacity, whichever is less. Outdoor recreational sporting events will increase from 500 to 1,000 people or 50 percent capacity, whichever is less.
Alcohol sales: Restaurants may return to selling alcohol after midnight, and dining room closures will no longer be required between midnight and 5:00 a.m.