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June 3, 2020 9:50 AM

Coronavirus impacts on Town services

The Town of Vienna is providing $1 million in CARES Act funding to Fairfax County’s RISE (Relief Initiative to Support Employers) grant program specifically to support Vienna businesses. Applications for the now $26 million small business and nonprofit relief grant program will be accepted June 8-15. Businesses may verify eligibility and sign up for email notification when applications open at fairfaxcounty.gov/economic-success/fairfaxrise.

At its June 1 meeting, Town Council adopted a temporary emergency ordinance that allows businesses to utilize outdoor spaces for commercial activity. Find more information and a link to the permit application here.

The Vienna Dog Park has reopened!

Northern Virginia enters phase one of gradual business reopening
Northern Virginia entered phase one of the Forward Virginia reopening plan on May 29. The governor's office has issued phase one guidelines for all business sectors, which include:
>physical distancing best practices
>enhanced cleaning and disinfection best practices
>enhanced workplace safety best practices.

Under Phase One, many businesses may reopen and/or loosen restrictions while following mandatory requirements. Some highlights related to Phase One reopening include:
>Restaurants may continue takeout and delivery. "Dine-in" customers are allowed only in outdoor spaces at 50% of the lowest occupancy load on the business's certificate of occupancy.
>Personal care and grooming services may open to customers by appointment only and capacity is limited 50% of the lowest occupancy load on the business's certificate of occupancy.
>Brick and mortar businesses must limit the number of customers to 50% of the lowest occupancy load on the business's certificate of occupancy.
>Fitness and exercise facilities must remain closed, but may offer limited outdoor fitness and exercise operations.

Most of Virginia is expected to enter phase two of the Forward Virginia plan June 5. However, Northern Virginia will remain in phase one for now. The governor's office has provided phase two guidelines at https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Virginia-Forward-Phase-Two-Guidelines.pdf.

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