Stafford, Virginia -- Friday, May 15, 2020
From left, Colleen McElfresh, Lisa Pappas, and Stessy Jones open up the Bluebird Glass Studio, which does custom glasswork, after nearly two months of being closed in Stafford, Virginia on Friday, May 15, 2020. Owners McElfresh and Jones said that, though they were able to get about a quarter of the commissions they normally get, they had no retail sales during the state’s stay-at-home orders.
Outside of Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., the commonwealth has entered phase one of lifting business restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Beauty salons, restaurants and other nonessential businesses are now open in a limited capacity.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times