Northern Virginia joined the rest of the state Friday in Phase One of reopening with restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that included local shopping malls.
Under the first phase of Gov. Ralph Northam’s recovery plan, retailers can welcome more customers into their stores — from a 10-person limit up to 50% capacity. Restaurants can reopen outdoor seating to patrons at 50% capacity.
Around noon Friday, WTOP took a trip to Fair Oaks Mall, in Fairfax, to see if shoppers were ready to come back to the mall, and whether stores and restaurants were ready to welcome them.
REOPENING PLANS AROUND THE REGION:
- Northern Virginia
- Montgomery County
- Prince George’s County
- Frederick, Anne Arundel and Charles counties