COVID-19 Business Updates Downtown Norfolk

As a Downtown organization, we wish to support our local businesses and members while providing the public with as much up-to-date information as possible.

While the first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health of our community, if you can, please consider supporting the Downtown Norfolk small business community.

Please see below for updates on businesses — including closings, cancelations, and adjusted hours.

Please note that DNC staff is monitoring and updating this list as frequently as possible. If you are aware of a change or addition to this page, please email Sam Black at
We recommend calling stores to check on their status, hours of operation, and best options as well.

Due to the ever-changing nature of the current situation, we appreciate your patience and continued support of our Downtown businesses. 

American Rover Sailing Cruises

  • Suspending daily cruises until further notice.

Chrysler Museum of Art & Glass Studio

  • Closed to the public until further notice.

City of Norfolk

  • Until further notice, all city buildings will remain closed to the public.
  • Norfolk city employees will continue to report to work. Essential services, including trash pick-up and services provided by Norfolk Community Services Board, will continue as normal. The public is encouraged to use the many online options to access city services and make payments.

Downtown Norfolk Council

  • DNC offices closed to the pubic until further notice.

Elizabeth River Ferry

  • Nightly service will end at 9pm until further notice.

Elizabeth River Trail Foundation

  • Postponing all events.

General Douglas MacArthur Memorial

  • Closed to the public until further notice.

Glass Light Hotel

  • Closed until further notice.

Hampton Roads Transit

  • Effective Tuesday, March 31, 2020, HRT will begin an “Essential Service Plan” in response to the pandemic. Many routes have been temporarily suspended. Visit website to learn more. PLEASE plan ahead. Check the Essential Service Plan by calling 757-222-6100. Your route may be affected.

Hurrah Players

  • All shows have been postponed.
  • Spring Session of classes and Spring Break Camp have been canceled

MacArthur Memorial

  • Closed to the public until further notice.

Massage Envy

  • Closed until further notice.

Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin

  • Closed to the public until further notice.

Norfolk Festevents

  • Offices closed to public walk-ins until further notice. 
  • Normal business operations Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
  • May events have been postponed.

Norfolk Tour Company

  • Offering Facebook live tour broadcasts on Hampton Roads pandemics, history, walking tours, etc. See Norfolk Tour Company's Facebook for details.


  • NorVa will be closed until the date(s) specified by local officials, subject to ongoing reassessment. 

Pedego Electric Bikes

  • By appointment only.

Push Comedy Theater

  • Closed until further notice.

Selden Optometry

  • Open for orders, pickups, and emergencies 3/30-4/24, Mon-Thu, 10am-2pm. Appointments are canceled.

Slover Library

  • Closed until further notice. 

  • For additional assistance with borrowing materials, fines or library cards, call the Circulation Desk at (757) 431-7504.

Spirit of Norfolk by Hornblower Cruises 

  • Operations suspended until further notice. 


  • Closed until further notice.

Virginia Arts Festival

  • Virginia International Tattoo (schedueld Apr. 40-May 3) has been canceled.

  • Norfolk NATO Festival events have been canceled.

  • All VAF events sheduled through June 14 have been postponed or canceled. 

Virginia Opera

  • Upcoming performances of Aida in Norfolk and Richmond have been postponed. 

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

  • The Virginia Symphony will postpone concerts through April 15.

Virginia Stage Company

  • Virginia Stage Company will cancel all further productions of The Legend of Georgia McBride.

  • Performances of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof have been postponed.

Virginia Zoo

  • Closed for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16. Any programs, tours or events scheduled between March 16 and March 30 have been canceled. Breakfast with the Animals, originally scheduled for April 4, has been rescheduled for June 27. Every effort will be made to reschedule or offer flexible cancellation options.

Wave Church

  • Easter Service and Celebration has been postponed.