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UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

Emergency Management Team

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The Emergency Management Team is responsible for managing and mitigating emergencies and disaster situations for the City of Williamsburg. The members of the team work hand-in-hand with local, county, state, and federal agencies such as the American Red Cross, Williamsburg-James City County Schools, Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William & Mary.

Planning and training are vital to effectively manage an array of disaster situations. The Emergency Management Team follows an all encompassing strategic plan written specifically for the City. The plan is continually improved and updated and members partake in yearly exercises to stay proficient regarding their mitigation skills.