Virginia will ease restrictions on social gatherings starting April 1, when the limit will increase from 10 to 50 people indoors and from 50 to 100 outdoors, according to a new order from Gov. Ralph Northam.

Northam is also expanding capacity limits at entertainment venues and recreational sporting venues.

Entertainment venues will continue to operate under a 30% capacity limit, but larger spaces will benefit from a higher cap on people allowed inside. Previously, indoor venues could host 30% of their capacity or 250 people, whichever is less; the limit will now be 500.

Outdoor venues currently can host 30% of their capacity or up to 1,000 people, whichever is less; now only the 30% capacity threshold will apply.

The remaining public guidance and restrictions will remain in effect, including the state’s mask mandate.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

The order will apparently allow Richmond Raceway and Martinsville Raceway to allow up to 30% capacity for upcoming races.