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Posted on: April 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] April 23, 5pm Update-Services Available for Those Involved in Violent Intimate Partner Relationships

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders

Virtual Budget Community Meeting
Did you miss today’s Virtual Budget Community Meeting? Continue sending in your questions and comments by calling 757-253-6826 or emailing The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the proposed budget in June. Details at

If you are dealing with a violent intimate partner relationship, services ARE still available to you. Visit our website to see what services are available to you or call us at 757-566-0112.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Older adults – those age 65 and older – and people of any age who have serious underlying health conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Learn more about these conditions and what you can do to reduce your risk of getting sick. 

If you are not feeling well, do not shop in-person for food and other things you need. Instead order online for home delivery or curbside pickup. Protect yourself and others from possible spread of coronavirus.

Business Updates
County businesses are invited to participate in a new initiative from the Greater Williamsburg Business Council. Take a photo and submit it to participate.

Two surveys for businesses to take close tomorrow, Friday, April 24.

Business owners are encouraged to sign up for the Economic Development Emergency Information newsletter. Subscribe online: Previous messages are available 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. 

Parks & Recreation 
We have noticed a few things since our doors closed...we are not "Us" without "U!" Check out for this tribute to our patrons! New programming also includes arts & crafts for Astronomy Day, workouts and a variety of therapeutic activities for those with disabilities, reading resources for children, and the world of NASA at your fingertips! These programs and more are posted on our new Virtual Programming page where you’ll find fun activities for all ages to do at home, in your yard, or in our parks. Let us help you keep your spirits high and your mind and body well. The list is updated weekly! 

James City County has a variety of opportunities available in our parks to maintain your mental wellness and connect to nature during these challenging times. Visit to learn what’s open and closed. Please note: James City County’s tennis courts and pickleball courts are open; however, please note the courts are open for singles play only. The tennis courts are located at Jamestown High School, Warhill High School and Lafayette High School. At Veterans Park, only the eight pickle ball courts are open, 7 a.m. to sunset daily. To ensure we can continue to offer these and more physical fitness and recreational opportunities, please follow social distancing guidelines - maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet and groups of more than 10 will be asked to separate.

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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