Covid-19 guidelines because we care!
Goes into effect November 15th, 2020
Governor Northam Announces New Statewide Measures to Contain COVID-19
Includes limit of 25 individuals for in-person gatherings, expanded mask mandate, on-site alcohol curfew, and increased enforcement
RICHMOND—As COVID-19 surges in states across the country, Governor Ralph Northam today announced new actions to mitigate the spread of the virus in Virginia. While the Commonwealth’s case count per capita and positivity rate remain comparatively low, all five health regions are experiencing increases in new COVID-19 cases, positive tests, and hospitalizations.
“COVID-19 is surging across the country, and while cases are not rising in Virginia as rapidly as in some other states, I do not intend to wait until they are. We are acting now to prevent this health crisis from getting worse,” said Governor Northam. “Everyone is tired of this pandemic and restrictions on our lives. I’m tired, and I know you are tired too. But as we saw earlier this year, these mitigation measures work. I am confident that we can come together as one Commonwealth to get this virus under control and save lives.”
Governor Northam shared a new video to update Virginians on the additional steps the Commonwealth is taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, which is available here.
The following measures will take effect at midnight on Sunday, November 15:
Reduction in public and private gatherings: All public and private in-person gatherings must be limited to 25 individuals, down from the current cap of 250 people. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
Expansion of mask mandate: All Virginians aged five and over are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces. This expands the current mask mandate, which has been in place in Virginia since May 29 and requires all individuals aged 10 and over to wear face coverings in indoor public settings.
Strengthened enforcement within essential retail businesses: All essential retail businesses, including grocery stores and pharmacies, must adhere to statewide guidelines for physical distancing, wearing face coverings, and enhanced cleaning. While certain essential retail businesses have been required to adhere to these regulations as a best practice, violations will now be enforceable through the Virginia Department of Health as a Class One misdemeanor.
On-site alcohol curfew: The on-site sale, consumption, and possession of alcohol is prohibited after 10:00 p.m. in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, or tasting room. All restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms must close by midnight. Virginia law does not distinguish between restaurants and bars, however, under current restrictions, individuals that choose to consume alcohol prior to 10:00 p.m. must be served as in a restaurant and remain seated at tables six feet apart.
Virginia is averaging 1,500 newly-reported COVID-19 cases per day, up from a statewide peak of approximately 1,200 in May. While Southwest Virginia has experienced a spike in the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases, all five of the Commonwealth’s health regions are currently reporting a positivity rate over five percent. Although hospital capacity remains stable, hospitalizations have increased statewide by more than 35 percent in the last four weeks
The BRIEDE VINEYARDS have safeguards in place so that you may enjoy your visit with us yet adhear to the Governors mandatory requirements.. This is an ever changing environment so please be patient as we adapt to our new "normal".
Masks are required in Public Places inside. We are an outside facility at the moment. However while moving around it's always good to protect yourself and other by wearing a mask
We have installed a porta-a-potty for our customer use with Hand sanitizer. This will be sprayed down with Clorox periodically through out the day. You must maintain 6' waiting in line for the potty.
To order you may go to the window on the patio tasting room and place your order. Please maintain 6' distancing. You will need ID. No tastings will be available however we are offering flights and wine by the glass.. The tasting room will remain closed. The use of plastic wine glasses is a must during this restricted time.
We recommend bottle sales. What you don't drink we will package up for you in sealed bag.
Children must remain seated if they come to the vineyards. No open play areas allowed by Virginia law to insuring safe distancing guidelines. .
Picnics are great...... we have several picnic tables very far apart. No alcohol brought into the property! Doordash delivers food to our Vineyard.
Social distancing of 6' a must!!! This is important.
Tasting Room Building will be closed at all times and no one may enter.
.You are allowed to come with a group (no more than 25) and sit together providing that it's during normal business hours.
When bad weather threatens you must return to your car.
The future of our vineyards here in Virginia are dependent upon your cooperation and the safety of others. We only have one time to get this right and we appreciate our customers working with us to make that happen. Thank you!