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Blacksburg could issue new limits as college students return

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 11:34:19-04

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- 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.