COVID-19 Business Updates


The Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission is dedicated to all of our people. Our community, volunteers, staff, local businesses, and visitors alike are our number one priority always and especially in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. We are monitoring COVID-19 updates along with the whole world as we wait to see what the next steps will be as we maintain our lives during this uncertain time.

Remember, everyone can help to prevent the spread of Coronavirus with a few simple practices: stay home when you’re sick, wash your hands, and practice social distancing to protect yourself and your loved ones. We recommend staying up to date with your local government, state government, and national government as developments are announced.




COVID-19 Symptoms

Towns and Counties

Cape Charles: The town is in Phase II.

Chincoteague Island: Currently in Phase II, which includes:

  • Accommodations including hotels, motels, rental agencies, Airbnb’s and campgrounds are open at a 100% capacity
  • Indoor dining open at 50% capacity
  • Pools open (with social distancing restrictions)
  • Non-essential businesses open
  • Yard Sales are allowed
  • Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is open
    • The refuge is open from 6 am – 9 pm daily
    • The refuge entrance fee is waived and no pass is required
    • The beach is open (parking is limited while lots are being rebuilt)
    • The visitor centers are closed
    • Restroom facilities are limited to Port-a-Pots located in the parking lots for the Recreational Beach, Woodland Trail, Lighthouse Trail, and Wildlife Loop
  • Gyms open at 30% capacity
  • Gatherings limited to 50 people
  • Everyone entering a business or public building must wear a face mask
  • Town Public Restrooms are open
  • The Town Office is open

Northampton County: Northampton County is in Phase II.

Onancock: Thursday Friday and Saturday evenings during the month of June, North Street, between Market St and King St, will be closed to traffic, allowing our North Street restaurants to offer outside dining. North Street will be closed from 5:30-11 pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings beginning on June 4, 2020. During these days there will be no parking allowed in the event area.

The following restaurants will be participating in the outside dining on North Street: 3 Knots Tap House; The Blarney Stone Pub; and, The Charlotte Hotel. To find out more about their outside dining experience please visit their individual websites and/or Facebook pages.

For any questions or concerns about this road closure please contact the Onancock Town Hall at 757-787-3363 or the Onancock Police Department at 757-787-8577.

Tangier Island: Tangier is opening in Phase II starting Friday, June 5th with some exceptions.

    • Accommodations will be opened at 50% capacity
      • EXCEPTION: Chesapeake House won’t be opening until July at the earliest.
    • Restaurants will be reopening at 50% capacity and also offering delivery.
      • EXCEPTIONS: Chesapeake House and Fisherman’s Corner won’t be opening until July at the earliest.
    • Souvenir shops will open at 50% capacity.
    • Tour Boats will begin running NEXT weekend (not tomorrow.)
  • All will require masks and 6 feet of social distancing.


3 Knots Taphouse: Open Thursday-Monday, offering take-out. New outdoor dining on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on North Street.

AJ’s On the Creek: Open.

Ambrogia Caffe’ and Enoteca: Limited outdoor seating as well as curbside pickup Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner and Sunday for brunch. You may order online at or by clicking Shop Now. To make reservations call  757-607-3026.

Anointed Hands: Call ahead for curbside pickup or order online. Open Tuesday-Friday and Saturday.

AmaRin Coffee: Open.

The Bakery on Mason: Open Saturday-Tuesday.

Beach Road Round-Up: Open for breakfast and lunch.

Better: Open with outdoor seating.

Bill’s Prime Seafood and Steaks: Open with parking pick-up and delivery.

The Bistro in Bloxom: Open for takeout and delivery Friday-Sunday.

Bizzoto’s: Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner.

Black Narrows Brewing: Open Friday-Sunday.

The Blarney Stone Pub: Open for take-out, curbside pick-up, delivery, indoor and outdoor seating. Ordering online is available.

Brown Dog Ice Cream: Open for walk-up and take-out orders. Delivery available in the Town of Cape Charles.

Buskey Cider on the Bay: Open.

Cape Charles Brewing Co: Open 7 days a week for craft beer and an extensive food menu. Big outdoor space that is good for families, children, and their furry friends. Located at 2198 Stone Road, Cape Charles, Virginia (less than 1 mile off of Rt 13)  – also on Facebook.

Cape Charles Coffee House: Open.

Captain E’s Hurricane Grill & Tiki Bar: Closed until further notice.

Captain Kitty’s: Open.

The Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant: Accepting guests for hotel rentals.  Hot breakfast service has been suspended through the end of May.  The restaurant continues to offer takeout, curbside delivery, and outdoor dining of dinner Wednesday-Sunday.  Phone order at 757-787-7400 or order/pay online at (click online ordering).

Club Car Cafe: Open with outdoor dining.

Coach House Tavern: Open with indoor dining, outdoor dining, and curbside pick-up. Wine and beer available.

Coastal Baking Co.: Open during regular hours for take-out or curbside pick-up.

Corner Bakery: Open for takeout Monday-Friday and Saturday.

Cosa Pizza: Open Thursday–Sunday. Call-in orders recommended.

Crusty Crab Seafood Shack – Open.

Da Vinci’s Kitchen: Open for takeout.

Deadrise Pies: Open.

Don’s Seafood Restaurant: Open. Outdoor dining available.

Exmore Diner: Open daily.

Famous Pizza and Sub Shop – Open for indoor and outdoor dining.

Gerry’s Restaurante: Open.

The Great Machipongo Clam Shack: Open with drive-thru available.

Hook @ Harvey: Open.

The Island Creamery: Open with indoor and outdoor seating.

The Island House: Open Monday-Sunday.

The Jackspot at Sunset Beach: Open for full service and takeout.

Janet’s General Store: Open.

J & B Subs – Open Wednesday-Sunday.  Carry out and curbside service offered.

Kelly’s Gingernut Pub: Open with outdoor dining available.

Kendall’s Kountry Kitchen: Open.

Lily’s Little Mexico: Open.

Machipongo Trading Co.: Open for carryout and curbside pick-up.

El Maguey: Open for take-out.

Mallards at the Wharf: Open at 50% capacity indoor and outdoor seating. Check out Facebook (Mallards Restaurants, Catering, and Entertainment) page for menus and daily specials.

Mallards Cafe in Accomac: Open.

Maria’s Family Restaurant: Open for indoor seating and takeout.

Market Street Grill: Open.

Martha’s Kitchen: Open with outdoor seating. Call (757)709-1658 to pre-order.

Maurice’s: Open for indoor and outdoor dining.

McDonald’s – Open regular hours.  Drive-thru only.

Mister Whippy – Open daily.

Ocean Deli Pizza: Open.

Onancock Deli: Open.

Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery: Open Thursday-Sunday.

Panzotti’s Pizza & Waffles: Open for indoor seating, take-out, and delivery.

Pico’s Taquria: Open.

Poseidon’s Pantry: Open Tuesday-Sunday.

Puppy Drum Market: Open Fridays and Saturdays for lunch.

Rancho Relaxo: Open for lunch Monday-Friday.

Ray’s Shanty: Open Friday-Sunday.

Rayfield’s Pharmacy: Open.

Ropewalk: Open. Outdoor seating available.

Sage Diner: Open for indoor dining.

Scoops Ice Cream: Closed for the 2020 season.

Sea Star Cafe: Open. Call for current hours operation and for orders  757-336-5442.

The Shanty: Outdoor and indoor dining room open.

Steamers: Open with limited indoor and outdoor seating and curbside pick-up Wednesday-Monday.

Sting-Ray’s: Now offering delivery to Cape Charles, Capeville, Cheriton, and Eastville.

Stuckey’s (Mappsville): Open.

Don Valerio’s: Eastville and Onley locations are open for dine-in and takeout.

The Village Restaurant – Open for indoor and outdoor dining.

Yuk Yuk & Joe’s: Open with outdoor seating available.


At Altitude Gallery: Open.

Atlantic Shoals Surf Shop: Open.

Bailey’s Bait & Tackle: Open 7 days a week.

Blue Crab Bay: Open Monday-Friday.

Blue Crab Treasures: Open.

Blue Crow Antiques: Open.

The Boardwalk: Open.

Book Bin: Open.

Browder Hite Garden Market: Open Thursday-Saturday.

Buoy 56: Open.

Cape Charles Distillery: Open. Outdoor and indoor seating available.

Cape Vapes: Open.

Chatham Vineyards: The tasting room is closed. Outdoor seating is available with social distancing guidelines.

Cherrystone Aqua-Farms: Order clams and oysters online or by phone for delivery or pick-up.

Chincoteague Island House of Jerky: Open Thursday-Sunday.

Chuckletown Productions: Open.

Clams and Oysters (Northampton County): Click for various vendors.

Danny Doughty Gallery: Open.

Dawn’s: Dawn, in downtown Onancock, is making preparations to reopen soon!  Meanwhile, they are taking appointments for personal shopping in the store. Shoppers will be asked to wear a mask and sales personnel will be wearing masks and sanitizing before and after each appointment.  Call (757) 789-7700 for more details and to make an appointment.

Destination 23310: Open.

The Dogwood Branch: Opening on June 12th.

Drizzles: Open for curbside pick-up.

Eastern Shore Coastal Roasting: Order online.

Eastern Shore Signs: Open.

Exmore Antique Emporium: Open Thursday-Sunday.

Focus Optical Boutique: Open.

Girls Day Out Boutique: Open.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore: Open.

H & H Pharmacy – Open.

Hollyhocks on Main – Open.

In A Cat’s Eye Gifts & Pet Supplies– Open Friday-Sunday.

Island Butterfly Jewelry – Open Wednesday-Monday.

Island Foods Great Valu – Open.

Jaxon’s: Open.

Lemon Tree Gallery: Opening June 12th.

Like A Sailor: Open.

Love Letters: Open.

Margaret’s Gifts: Open.

Marker 29: Open Monday-Saturday.

Mason Avenue Furniture Exchange: Open.

Melfa’s Uniques and Antiques:  Open.

Michael’s Jewelry: Open.

Moonrise Jewelry: Open.

Munchins Boutique and Seaside Consignment: New combined location: 3306 Main Street Exmore VA. Open.

Northampton Lumber Company: Open.

North Street Market: Open daily. Curbside service available.

Nottingham Seafood: Open Tuesday-Saturday.

Onancock Building Supply: Open.

Onancock Market: Shop online at for curbside pick-up. Place orders online anytime Sunday 12:00 PM through midnight Wednesday.  Pick up in front of 20 Market Street the following Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm. All major credit cards, PayPal and SNAP/EBT accepted.

Peach Street Books: Open.

Pearl Market: Pre-order each week by Thursday at noon.

Periwinkles: Open.

Pony Tails Candy Company – Open.

Quail Cove Farms: Open.

R & C Seafood: Open for pick-up or delivery between 8am-11am.

Red Queen Gallery: Open Friday and Saturday.

The Sheep Factory: Open by appointment for individual shoppers.

Shore Delivery Corps: Now offering pick-up/delivery of food and or medications to those in need. Call 757-801-9950.

Shore Creations: Open, masks required.

Soul Shine Jewelry: Online shopping available.

Sundial Books – Open.

Tom’s Cove Aqua Farms – Delivery available.  Please call and place your order and we will bring it out to you. 757-336-1945.

Vance’s Furniture & Mattresses: Cape Charles, Melfa, and New Church all open.

Voiajer: Open Thursday-Monday.

Whiteraven’s Nest – Open.

Wine, Coffee, & Gourmet – Open Wednesday-Monday.


Atlantic Shores Inn & Suites: Open for bookings.

Bay Haven Inn: Open.

The Channel Bass Inn and Tea Room: Opening on July 1st, 2020. Developing new regulations and protocols due to COVID-19.

Comfort Suites: Open.

Garden Sea and Inn: Open for bookings.

Hampton Inn & Suites, Chincoteague: Open for bookings.

Hotel Cape Charles: Reopening June 5th.

Key West Cottages: Open for bookings.

Marina Bay: Open.

The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek: The marina, villas, and suites are open for short term rentals, using no contact methods for check-in and payment.

Refuge Inn: Guests who were scheduled for a visit within the next week have been asked to reschedule for a later date. Open regular hours.

Snug Harbor Marina and Waterfront Cottages: Will be open starting Memorial Day weekend, every day 8am-5pm. Including, accommodations-waterfront cottages, boat rentals, boat tours and sunset cruises, kayak rentals, kayak guided tours, stand up paddleboard rentals.

Sunset Beach Resort: Open.

Wachapreague Inn: Stay at the Inn this month and receive 15% off. Gift cards are also available for purchase. Retail is 15% off this month. Pick-up or have it mailed to you. Call (757) 787-2105, Facebook PM, Instagram DM, or email to purchase.


Barrier Islands Center: Hesitant reopening on Tuesday, July 7th. The hours of operation will be Tuesday-Thursday 10 AM-4 PM. Call ahead, (757) 678-5550.

Cape Charles Welcome Center and Museum: Open Saturday’s from 10 AM-4 PM.

Museum of Chincoteague Island: Opening July 1st. Pre-purchasing tickets required, purchase tickets here.

Eastern Shore Railway Museum: Open by appointment only Wednesday-Saturday from 12 PM-4 PM. Call (757) 665-RAIL to book an appointment.

Eastern Shore Watermen’s Museum: Opening when Historic Onancock School opens.

Historic Onancock School: Closed through 2020 for renovations.

Ker Place: 2020 events canceled through November.  Virtual Tours coming soon.

NASA Visitor Center Wallops Island, VA.: Closed until further notice.

Saxis Island Museum: Reopening during Phase II.

Toms Cove Visitor Center: Closed until further notice.

Outdoor and Recreation

Alkemi Fitness (New Business!): Open with limited space. Drop-in classes are available.

Assateague Island National Seashore: Open.

Bay Creek Resort & Golf Course: Open for members.

Burnham Guides: Tours and rentals available.

Cape Charles Beach: Open with guidelines including

  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Wash or disinfect your hands often.
  • Wear a mask where required.
  • Do not congregate in large numbers.
  • Do not visit the beach if you are feeling ill.

Cape Charles Central Park: Closed except for exercising.

Cape Charles Fishing Pier: Open with social distancing.

C.C. Ryder Rentals: Open for golf cart rentals.

Cherrystone Family Camping Resort: Masks will still be required in our brick-and-mortar locations, and we’ll be limiting gatherings to 50 people. Unfortunately, the pools will not be open during phase 2. For a full list of available amenities, visit our dedicated webpage for COVID-19 changes:

Chincoteague Bay Adventures: Tours available with additional guidelines.

Chincoteague Bay Field Station: Closed through April 15th.

The Chincoteague Center: Closed. Call for inquiries.

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance: Markets have been canceled for 2020.

Chincoteague Island Arts Organization: All programs/events canceled until further notice.

Chincoteague Island Theater: Closed,  All programs/events canceled until further notice.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge: Trails and parking open daily from 6 am-9 pm.

Daisey’s Island Cruises: Open for bookings.

Eastern Shore Boat Tours (New Busines!): Tours available with some restrictions.

Goldsborough’s Marine: Open.

Herbert H. Bateman Center: Closed.

Kiptopeke State Park: Will re-open camping May 22.  Reservations either on-line or through 1-800-933-PARK are recommended.  Beaches are open only for exercise and fishing – some restrictions apply.  Fishing pier is open; $5/ person.  Parking for day use (hiking, fishing, pier, picnicking- groups under 10) $7/ car.  Hours 6 AM – 10 PM.  Social distancing and group size enforced.  Picnic shelters and the playground remain closed.  More facilities will open with progression through the Governor’s Phased Schedule.

Onancock Sailing Adventures: Sailing Onancock Creek starting June 15th.

Poseidon Watersports: Reopening June 5th at a new location in the town of Cape Charles’ harbor. 11 Marina Road Cape Charles, VA 23310.

Seaside Ecotours: Virtual tours available on Facebook. Not currently for hire.

Tangier Onancock Ferry: Resumes service Saturday, June 13th.

Virginia Space Flight Academy: All 2020 summer camps have been canceled.


Annual Pony Swim and Auction: Canceled for 2020. Virtual auctioning will be available. Date TBD.

Blueberry Festival: Canceled for 2020.

Camp Silver Beach Oyster Roast: Postponed to October 24, 2020.

Chincoteague Firemen’s Carnival: Canceled for 2020.

Chincoteague Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration: Canceled for 2020.

The ESVA Artisan’s Guild Studio and Driving Tour: The event has been canceled for 2020.

Historical Society Annual Gala: Postponed to October 3, 2020. Will be held atthe home of A. Thomas Young in Poplar Cove outside Onancock.

Meet at the Table: Canceled for 2020.

The North Street Playhouse: Programs have been suspended for the remainder of the season.  Two Week Musical Theatre Camp rescheduled from June 15-26, 2020 to August 3-15, 2020.

RCEC Onancock International Films: Suspended until further notice.


Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel: The bridge is open. Buildings are closed to the public.

Eastern Shore Public Library: Open for pick up by appointment.

Pinder Massage Therapy: Onancock, one-on-one appointments only, with clients; There won’t be any crossover time with the next scheduled person. There will be a healthy, sanitizing between clients and before the next arriving clients. Clients will be asked to come with their own personal protection equipment, PPEs, that specifically being, a face mask.

Shorely Therapeutic –Summer Retail Hours: Tues-Fri 10:00-5:00 AND Saturday 9:00-1:00.  The online store is always available. Curbside pick up is still available at this time.

Additional Business Resources

Chincoteague Chamber

Virginia is for Lovers

Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce

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