Information on COVID-19 for Visitors
The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) and paying close attention to the latest updates from the Virginia Department of Health. Visitors are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits when traveling and to follow guidance issued by official sources of public health information.
In compliance with the phased plan outlined by Governor Northam, many businesses in Charlottesville--including restaurants, wineries and breweries--have reopened. Our part of Virginia entered the third phase of the Forward Virginia reopening plan on July 1st. However, as of August 1st, the following restrictions apply to the entirety of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville:
- Face coverings are required in all public areas.
- Restaurants and beverage establishments may offer indoor dining at 50% capacity, so long as there is at least 6 feet of separation between tables.
- The maximum number of individuals permitted at an indoor social gathering has decreased from 250 to 50.
These restrictions will be in place for at least 60 days starting August 1st. Please note that the 50-person gathering limit does not apply to outdoor gatherings at food establishments, wineries, breweries, or distilleries. Neither does it apply to religious gatherings, wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, or expressive gatherings such as demonstrations or protests. Staff for events do not count towards the gathering limits either.
We have reopened our two visitor centers located in downtown Charlottesville and Crozet. Operating hours are limited at both locations. The downtown visitor center is temporarily relocated just outside the Downtown Transit Center. Expect to find the front desk set up beneath a canopy. The Albemarle Tourism and Adventure Center will continue its operations from the historic train depot in Crozet. We encourage you to call us at (434) 293-6789 with any questions you may have about Charlottesville or Albemarle County. We will respond to your call as soon as we are able, and thank you in advance for your patience.
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello has reopened.
The University of Virginia's classes have been moved online for the remainder of the semester. Final Exercises (graduation) for the Class of 2020 have been rescheduled for May 28-30, 2021. The University of Virginia plans to start in-person classes in August. All students planning to attend this fall will need to submit a negative COVID-19 viral PCR test per UVA's mandatory testing guidelines.
For a list of breweries, restaurants and wineries offering takeout and delivery services as well as indoor and outdoor dining, please click here.
If you have purchased a ticket through one of our visitor centers, please direct inquiries about ticket returns or refunds to email@example.com, or call 1 800-594-8499.
This page will be updated as new information is available.
Last updated 9/11/2020 at 10:30 AM