Stores, venues across Hampton Roads are dropping mask requirements for those fully vaccinated. So here’s a list.

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Retail stores, venues and institutions across Hampton Roads are following suit after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask requirements May 13 for people who are fully vaccinated.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced the next day Virginia will align with CDC guidelines, allowing individuals to discard their masks indoors if they’ve been inoculated.

Individuals who have not been vaccinated should wear a mask upon entry, according to CDC guidance.

The Commonwealth is vaccinating people age 12 and older. It typically takes about two weeks for one’s body to build immunity against the virus after completing a vaccine dosage regimen, the CDC said.

Northam said the state will lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions May 28.

Below is a list of locations that do not require a mask for people who are fully vaccinated. Businesses can email with information about its mask requirements to be included in this list.


  • Old Dominion University


  • CVS

  • Costco

  • Target

  • Walmart

  • Sam’s Club

  • Walgreens

  • Dollar General

  • Kohl’s

Home Improvement:

  • Lowe’s

  • Home Depot

Food Markets:

  • Kroger (effective May 20)

  • Harris Teeter (effective May 20)

  • Wegmans

  • Aldi

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club

  • Lidl


  • ABC stores

  • Total Wine

  • Starbucks


  • Busch Gardens

  • Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation


  • Hot or Not Yoga & Massage Studio in Newport News (effective May 28)

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