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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Joint Message from Peninsula Localities Regarding COVID-19

The following message is from James City County Administrator Scott Stevens, Williamsburg City Manager Andrew Trivette, York County Administrator Neil Morgan, Newport News City Manager Cindy Rohlf, Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting, and Poquoson City Manager Randy Wheeler.

On Tuesday, March 17, Governor Ralph Northam announced new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 including the avoidance of non-essential gatherings of 10 or more people, per federal guidelines. This does not apply to essential services such as grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities, airports, bus and train stations, and manufacturers. 

Collectively, the localities of the Virginia Peninsula would like to encourage you follow the Governor’s order and limit the number of individuals in popular gathering spots – restaurants, gyms – to no more than 10. We all recognize the hardship this places on everyone – from business owners to employees to citizens – and applaud you for the creative steps you are taking to continue providing services to the community. 

By working together and implementing social distancing today, we may reduce the incidence of this virus tomorrow.


March 19, 2020

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