COVID19 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.

If you had a trip scheduled during this time, please consider rescheduling instead of canceling. At the end of this, we will still be here, waiting to share the Shore’s nature, food, events, drinks, shops, art, and all with you.

Virginia’s Phase 1 Guidelines



COVID-19 Symptoms


Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel: The bridge is open. All buildings are closed besides the rest area until further notice.

Eastern Shore Public Library: Closed until further notice.

Towns and Counties

Cape Charles: The town is now in Phase 1 of Virginia’s re-opening plan.

Chincoteague Island: Chincoteague Island will be entering Phase 1 of Virginia’s re-opening plan Friday, May 29th along with with the rest of Accomack County.

Northampton County: Northampton County is currently in Phase 1 of Virginia’s re-opening plan.

Onancock: Onancock will be entering Phase 1 of Virginia’s re-opening plan Friday, May 29th along with the rest of Accomack County.

Tangier Island: The Mayor of Tangier Island has asked non-residents to post-pone visiting the island until further notice.


3 Knots Taphouse: Open Thursday-Monday from 12pm-6pm, offering take-out.

All Dressed Up Pizza and Subs: Open for take out and delivery. 6 packs of beer can be added to an order for pickup or delivery.

Ambrogia Caffe’ and Enoteca: Limited outdoor seating as well as curbside pickup Tuesday through Saturday for lunch (11 AM to 3 PM) and dinner (beginning at 5 PM) and Sunday for brunch (10:30 AM – 2:30 PM).You may order online at or by clicking Shop Now. To make reservations call  757-607-3026.

Anointed Hands: Call ahead for curb-side pick up Tuesday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm and Saturday 7:30am-1pm.

AmaRin Coffee: Free delivery starting April 1st. Card payments only. Free Vietnamese French bread (3 per bag) every Monday 11am for the elderly and people in need.  Will be placed in the box at the front porch.

The Bakery on Mason: Memorial Day Weekend open Saturday-Tuesday.  Then open Friday-Tuesday. 8:30am-2:30pm and Closed Wednesday & Thursday.  Taking preorders online for SATURDAY only.  Until things change, only allowing one customer/family, inside at a time.

Beach Road Round-Up: Closed until further notice.

Better: Open for local delivery or curbside pick-up.

Bill’s Prime Seafood and Steaks: Open from 11am-8pm with parking pick-up and delivery available.

The Bistro in Bloxom: Open for takeout and delivery 4pm-8pm Friday-Sunday.

Bizzoto’s: Opening Friday May 1st for Lunch and Dinner takeout.

Black Narrows Brewing: Carry-out beer from 4pm-8pm Friday and Saturday or from 4pm-6pm Sunday-Thursday. Card payments only.

The Blarney Stone Pub: Open for take out, curbside pick-up, and delivery.

Brown Dog Ice Cream: Offering delivery within 15 miles.

Buskey Cider on the Bay: Open Friday’s from 5pm-7pm to purchase packaged cider or merchandise. Tasting room closed until further notice.

Cape Charles Brewing Co: Open 7 days a week for craft beer and an extensive food menu. Hours are Sun-Thursday 1130-8pm and Friday/Saturday 1130-9pm. 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: Curbside pick-up available.

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

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 and curbside delivery of dinner from 4:00 to 8:00 Wednesday through Sunday.  Phone order at 757-787-7400 or order/pay online at (click online ordering).  We have very limited outdoor seating available for dine-in options (8-10 diners), so that is by reservation only.

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

Club Car Cafe: Outdoor dining and pick up available.

Coach House Tavern: Open for curbside pick-up daily from 8am-5pm. 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 7:30am-3pm and Saturday 7:30am-11am.

Cosa Pizza: Open Thurs. – Sun, 11am – 8pm. Call-in orders recommended.

Crossroads Coffee Shop: Closed until further notice.

Crusty Crab Seafood Shack – Open all this week 11am – 7pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm.

Da Vinci’s Kitchen: Open for takeout.

Deadrise Pies: Open for take-out or curbside pick-up.

Don’s Seafood Restaurant: Closed until further notice.

Exmore Diner: Open for take-out Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday & Saturday 7am-8pm, and Sunday 7am-6pm.

Famous Pizza and Sub Shop – Open regular hours for delivery, curbside service, or pick-up.  Only 5 patrons will be allowed in for pick-up. No dine-in.

Gerry’s Restaurant: Open for delivery to Cape Charles and Cheriton. New hours Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Delivery 3pm-6pm.

The Great Machipongo Clam Shack: Dining room closed. Drive-thru only from 11am-7pm daily.

Hook @ Harvey: Daily takeout menu available on Facebook profile. Delivering food and wine.

The Island Creamery: Open daily from 11-9 for take-out and curbside orders only. Calling orders ahead and paying over the phone is encouraged but cash is still accepted.

Island Foods Great Valu – Open daily 8am – 9pm.

The Island House: Temporarily closed.

Janet’s General Store: Open from 8 am-2 pm for takeout. Call (757) 787-9495. Click here for a takeout menu.

J & B Subs – Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9am-9pm.  Carry out and curbside service offered.

Kelly’s Gingernut Pub: Open for take-out. In-stock wine is $20 a bottle. Beer is available at regular price.

Kendall’s Kountry Kitchen: Offering take-out.

Machipongo Trading Center: Open for carry out and curbside pick-up.

El Maguey: Opening for take-out on May 1st.

Mallards at the Wharf: Open for carry out Noon to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday. Check out Facebook (Mallards Restaurants, Catering, and Entertainment) page for menus and daily specials.

Mallards Cafe in Accomac: Open for take out from 11am-2pm.

Maria’s: Carry Out Specials daily, 6am -3pm. 216-289-6421.

Market Street Grill: Opening April 1st for Take-Out, Curbside, & delivery (limited areas). Sunday thru Thursday 11AM – 6PM and Friday & Saturday 11AM – 8PM

Martha’s Kitchen: May 15th opens at 7am. no one is allowed in the restaurant.  4 tables outside with 2 chairs to a table, 6 ft apart .anyone coming inside must wear a mask covering. Call 757-709-1658 to pre-order.  will close at 1:00 if not busy.

Maurice’s: Open for take-out or delivery.

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

Mister Whippy – Open Fri, Sat, and Sun at 7am, may limit evening hours, take out and drive thru (preferred) only.

Ocean Deli Pizza: Open from 11 am-9 pm for takeout and delivery starting June 1st. Order online or call (757) 824-4111 or (757) 824-4264.

Onancock Deli: Closed for two weeks.

Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery: Closed until further notice.

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

Poseidon’s Pantry – Open:  Wed-Sun 10am – 5pm. Call-in ordering with curbside pickup or delivery ONLY. (757.336.6666)

Puppy Drum Market: Open Fridays and Saturdays for lunch.

Rancho Relaxo: Take-out from 11am-2:30pm. Closed on weekends.

Ray’s Shanty: Offering curbside take out. Simply call 757 824 3429, place your order by phone, pay with cards ahead or cash at the time of pickup, they will deliver it curbside to your car.

Rayfield’s Pharmacy: now doing food service. Call order in and pick up in the drive thru, 8:30AM – 2:30PM. Pharmacy open regular hours.

Ropewalk: Curbside pick-up and delivery Monday-Thursday 4pm-8pm and Friday-Sunday 12pm-8pm.

Sage Diner: Curbside pick-up, takeout and delivery to limited to Parksley, Greenbush, Accomac, Onancock, Onley, Melfa, Wachapreague, Locustville, and Painter from 10am-8pm daily. Healthcare, fireman, local, county, state police sheriff department employees and their families will get 30% off their entire meals.

Sea Star Cafe: Open: 11am.  All orders and payment via phone.  No walk up orders.  Call for current hours operation.  757-336-5442.

The Shanty: Outside dining room open from 11:30 am-9 pm.

Steamers: Open for Carryout Wednesday-Sunday 12pm-8pm.  Call 757-336-5300 to place your order.  Check out TOGO Menu

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

Stuckey’s (Mappsville): Open for takeout-hours 8 am-6 pm.

Don Valerio’s: Eastville and Onley locations are open daily for lunch and dinner take-out.

The Village Restaurant – Open Thurs. – Sat., 5pm – 8pm for curbside and delivery.

Yuk Yuk & Joe’s: Offering outdoor seating and pick-up.


At Altitude Gallery: Open regular hours.

Atlantic Shoals Surf Shop: Open daily 10am-6pm.

Bailey’s Bait & Tackle: Starting Wednesday open 7 days a week, M-T 7am-5pm, Sat. 7am-6pm, Sun. 7am-3pm.

Blue Crab Bay: Open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Curbside pick-up available.

Blue Crab Treasures: open 1-5 pm daily. If the flag is out, they are open with the door locked. Customers can knock to come in or call the phone numbers posted on the doors to come inside to shop, which enables them to control the 10/6 rule. Curbside pickup is also available, with many of their items posted on our Facebook group page Blue Crab Treasure Chest. Store hours are regularly updated on their Blue Crab Treasures Facebook page. Phone contacts are 757-336-5507 (shop) and 757-894-5486 (Sue’s cell). Both phone numbers are available to the public.

Blue Crow Antiques: Open with normal business hours.

The Boardwalk: Shop by appointment, call to place an order, or local delivery.

Book Bin: Open for take out coffee. Call the shop to place a book order at (757) 787-7866, email to place an order, or visit their online shop.

Browder Hite Garden Market: open Thursday-Saturday 9-4.

Buoy 56: Shop by appointment.

Cape Vapes: Open regular hours. Increased sanitizing precautions implemented.

Chatham Vineyards: The tasting room is still closed, but seating is available outside with social distancing guidelines. Free delivery, shipping, or carry-out available on site.

Chincoteague Island House of Jerky: Online shopping available.

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

Classic Collections at the Kirkwood: Shop jewelry 24/7 on Facebook. Shop jewelry, silver flatware, and hollowware on their Ebay. Or shop their high-end exclusive show inventory on their website.

Danny Doughty Gallery: 757 709 9919, Monday -Saturday 11 – 4 Or by appointment.

Dawn’s: Scheduling personalized shopping appointments with Sue and Jane through video-chat.  Call 757-789-7700 to shop from home.

Destination 23310: Closed, tentative reopening at the end of March.

The Dogwood Branch: Closed until June 1, 2020.

Drizzles: Closed until further notice.

Eastern Shore Coastal Roasting: Order online for shipment to your home.

Eastern Shore Signs: Open from 9am-5pm.

Exmore Antique Emporium: OPEN Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays from 11 am – 5 pm , and Sundays from noon – 5 pm.  Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  They will be cleaning and sanitizing the store regularly, public restrooms are closed , and 6 feet social distance guidelines.

Focus Optical Boutique: Shop by appointment.

Girls Day Out Boutique: Open daily from 10am-6pm.

Gull Hummock Gourmet Market: Open for delivery and curbside pickup.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore: Closed until further notice.

H & H Pharmacy – Open regular hours.

Hollyhocks on Main – Closed but online sales starting soon.

In A Cat’s Eye Gifts & Pet Supplies– Open Fridays 10am – 6pm, Saturdays 10am – 6pm, and Sundays 12pm – 5pm.

Island Butterfly Jewelry & Jubilee – Closed but taking orders by phone.  Free shipping on items labeled online shopping.  Call for appointment to shop the store.

Jaxon’s: Open.

Lemon Tree Gallery: Closed until further notice.

Like A Sailor: Shop by appointment, call to place an order, or local delivery.

Love Letters: Shop by appointment, personal shopping offered.

Margaret’s Gifts: Closed until further notice.

Marker 29: Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-2pm.

Mason Avenue Furniture Exchange: Showings by appointment.

Melfa’s Uniques and Antiques:  Open for curbside pick-up and delivery within 30 miles, flat fee rate of $5.

Michael’s Jewelry: Open Thursday’s 11AM-5PM and Saturday’s 11AM-4PM, call for private appointment as well.

Moonrise Jewelry: open Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.  Also still available for private shopping appointments and curbside pickup.

Munchins Boutique and Seaside Consignment: New combined location: 3306 Main Street Exmore VA, will be reopening May 19th.  New hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 4pm.  They encourage everyone to follow them on Facebook for shopping specials and sneak peeks of new arrivals.

Northampton Lumber Company: Orders will be taken from the front door, over the phone (442-6137, 442-5995, 442-4777,) via email at or Facebook messanger. Calling or messaging ahead will expedite your order.

Nottingham Seafood: Soft opening Thursday, May 14th. Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10am-5pm. Five people are allowed in the store at a time and must wear a mask. Curbside service available. Order ahead by calling (757) 678-5484 or sending a Facebook message.

Onancock Building Supply: Customers not allowed in the store.  You can call, email, text, or Facebook messenger orders.  Orders will be delivered to your car upon arrival.

Onancock Market: Shop online at for curbside pick-up. Place orders online anytime Sunday 12:00PM 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: Closed until further notice.

Periwinkles: Facebook Live shows will continue to air every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5PM.

Pony Tails Candy Company – Closed.  Reinstated online sales due to demand.  Call for details.

Quail Cove Farms: Open regular hours.

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

Red Queen Gallery: Closed until further notice.

Seaside Antiques: Closed until further notice.

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

Shore Creations: Open 10 AM-5 PM daily, masks required.

Soul Shine Jewelry: Online shopping available.

Sundial Books – Closed for walk-ins.  Books can be ordered online at or via phone at 737.336.5825 for shipping or curb-side pickup.

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

T & T Gifts: Open from 10am-3pm.

Vance’s Furniture & Mattresses: Cape Charles, Melfa, and New Church locations are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.

Voiajer: Open Thursday-Monday from 11 am-5 pm.

Whiteraven’s Nest – Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm.

Wine, Coffee, & Gourmet – Closed.  Offering delivery with minimum purchase. Call 757-336-2610.


Atlantic Shores Inn & Suites: Closed. Reopening April 1st.

Bay Haven Inn: Opening June 10th.

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

Comfort Suites: Closed until further notice. Call for future bookings.

Garden Sea and Inn: Booking future dates for leisure travelers.

Hampton Inn & Suites– Booking future dates for leisure travelers.

Hotel Cape Charles: Reopening June 5th.

Key West Cottages: Closed until further notice.

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.  The marina store remains closed for now as does the restaurant, The Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery.  call 757.331.8640 for marina and overnight stay information or 757.331.8660 for restaurant, catering, and event information.

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.


Cape Charles Welcome Center and Museum: Closed until further notice.

Chincoteague Island Museum: Closed until further notice. Working on new exhibits.

Eastern Shore Railway Museum: Opening June 17th by appointments, masks required.

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

Historic Onancock School: Closed until further notice. Some entrepreneurs offer online sales.  Events have been canceled through 2020.  Social Media tours coming soon. 100 year anniversary is in 2021.

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

Assateague Island National Seashore: Open.

Bay Creek Resort & Golf Course: Open for members.

Burnham Guides: SUP, kayak, and bike rentals available.

Cape Charles Beach: Opening June 5th.

Cape Charles Central Park: Closed except for exercising.

Cape Charles Fishing Pier: Closed until further notice.

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

Cherrystone Family Camping Resort: Currently taking reservations for 2021 season.  Campground open.

Chincoteague Bay Adventures: Call for future bookings.

Chincoteague Bay Field Station: Closed through April 15th.

The Chincoteague Center: Closed. Call for inquiries.

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance: Activities canceled through June 10th.

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: Closed.

Daisey’s Island Cruises: Call for future bookings.

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: Opening in May.

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.

Virginia Space Flight Academy: Summer camp still in session. Updated refund, cancellation, and data policies on the website.


Annual Spring Pony Round-Up: On Friday April 17, the Refuge will close at 2 p.m. to allow Saltwater Cowboys the opportunity to set up and move animals into the South Corral for health checks. On Saturday April 18, the Refuge will open at approximately noon, opening earlier if the South Corral work is completed and ponies are released to the grazing area. However, the Service Road from the Wildlife Loop to the North Corral will be closed April 18 for the remainder of the day to allow for health check operations at the North Corral.

Public is asked not to attend. Non-residents and visitors are not allowed on Chincoteague Island due to COVID-19 precautions. Please adhere to these restrictions.

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

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

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

Tryfan Gallery – Offering six online Watercolor Art Classes this month.

RCEC Onancock International Films: Suspended until further notice.


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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