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Posted on: April 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] April 22, 5 p.m. Update - Fraudulent Testing and Treatment Scams Continue

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders

Virtual Budget Community Meeting
We are hosting a Virtual Budget Community Meeting this Thursday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m. A Q&A will follow a brief overview of the proposed budget and we need your Q’s!. Please send in questions before or during the meeting. Details at

The Alliance on Violence Against Women is a coordinated community response group towards preventing domestic violence crimes in the Greater Williamsburg area. If you think that you may be a victim of domestic abuse, visit our website to see the many resources available for you. You may also give us a call at 757-566-0112 to speak to an officer. Please call 911 in an emergency. #jccpolice #domesticviolence

Unfortunately, fraudulent testing and treatment scams are continuing. Please visit the FBI’s website to familiarize yourself with these scams. Unsure? Contact JCCPD at 757-566-0112 and speak to an officer before acting on an offer you receive.

Parks & Recreation
We have noticed a few things since our doors closed...we are not "Us" without "U!" We’re a “Rec” from missing you and look forward to seeing you soon!

Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
The process which compiles COVID-19 case information overnight experienced an error that caused complete case information to be unavailable this morning. VDH staff are working to resolve the issue, and updated information will be posted as soon as possible.

Business Updates
There is a second wave of the 757 COVID-19 Business Leaders Survey. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes of your time. Responses will not be associated with your name or company. All findings will be reported in aggregate. The survey is open through Friday, April 24.

William & Mary will be hosting multiple sessions of a webinar, “Ways Small Businesses can Pivot in Times of Uncertainty” in partnership with Launchpad, the Greater Williamsburg Business Incubator. Sessions are next week and are free, but please register in advance.

Business owners are encouraged to sign up for the Economic Development Emergency Information newsletter. Subscribe online: You can view the April 22 news online:

For more information for businesses, please visit

Social Services
Have you lost your job or had your hours reduced due to COVID-19? You may be eligible for assistance through the Department of Social Services. 

Need help? Know someone who does?
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others
- Call 911
- Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

For more information
Hotline: 757-564-2140

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information:
- Virginia Department of Health (VDH):, Phone: 1-877-ASK-VDH3 or Peninsula Health District Call Center: 757-564-7069, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 
- FEMA Rumor Control: 

Media Contact:
Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer

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