City Facilities/Buildings to Remain Closed an Additional 30 Days
Consistent with Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order Fifty-Three, Williamsburg City Manager Andrew O. Trivette announced that City facilities and buildings would remain closed for an additional 30 days and eligible city staff will continue to telework.
Order Fifty-Three, which goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 schools for the remainder of the academic year. Governor Northam is also urging all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel outside the home, if and when possible.
“To best model the Governor’s order, I am keeping all City buildings closed through Thursday, April 23, 2020,” said City Manager Trivette. This includes the Municipal Building, Community Building, Quarterpath Recreation Center, police station (no visitors) and fire station (no visitors). City parks and playgrounds will remain closed until further notice.
Eligible City employees will continue to work from home while others, such as police, fire and public works employees, will report in for work but will adhere to prevention and protection guidelines such as social distancing, disinfecting surfaces and hand washing/sanitizing. Teleworking allows for City services to remain on schedule while continuing to provide one-on-one communication with City employees via email and telephone. “These are unprecedented circumstances, but I am confident that we are fully capable of providing the same high-quality service to our community as we always have,” said Trivette.
City residents can stay up-to-date on the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic by accessing the City’s website and clicking on the City of Williamsburg Hub at the top of the page. The hub provides federal, state and local information, links, resources and contacts. The City also has a 24-hour COVID-19 telephone hotline for questions and concerns about the City actions, current status, closings, and services: (757) 259-7200.