Fredericksburg, Virginia -- Friday, May 15, 2020
Paula and David Ham enjoy their first meal out since January at Amy’s Cafe in Fredericksburg, Virginia on Friday, May 15, 2020. While the cafe had still been open for delivery and takeout, Friday marked its first day of customers returning for outdoor dining service. “The lack of socialization that I think is getting to everybody,” Paula Ham said.
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