Blacksburg could issue new limits as Virginia Tech students return

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia city of Blacksburg may scale back some of its reopening plans in an effort to lessen the spread of the coronavirus as Virginia Tech students return to campus.

The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that the Blacksburg town council has been asked to approve an emergency ordinance that would generally limit public and private gatherings to no more than 50 people.

The proposed ordinance would also require that food and drinking establishments close at midnight. The ordinance would remain in effect for about three months.

The town council is set to vote on the measure Tuesday.

The proposed ordinance would come with some exceptions. For example, the 50-person gathering limit would not apply to religious and wedding ceremonies.

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