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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Proposed FY2021 Budget Released

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County Administrator Scott Stevens released his proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget for James City County on April 2. The FY2021 Proposed Budget is 6.0% more than the FY2020 budget at $261.9M, with the General Fund portion of the budget increasing 2.0% over ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

2 de abril, 5 p.m. Libreria ofrece puntos de acceso móvil

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El gobernador Ralph Northam emitió una orden estatal de quedarse en casa el 30 de marzo para proteger la salud y la seguridad de los virginianos y mitigar la propagación del nuevo Coronavirus, o COVID-19.La orden ejecutiva entra en v...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

April 2, 5 p.m. Update-Library Offers Mobile Hotspots; Peninsula District Call Center Adjusts Hours

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Governor Ralph Northam issued a statewide Stay at Home order on March 30 to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place un...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Planning Commission Working Group Meeting Scheduled for April 6

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The Planning Commission Working Group (PCWG) will hold a work session on Monday, April 6 at 4 p.m. to continue its work on Engage 2045, the process to update the 2015 Comprehensive Plan entitled Toward 2035: Leading the Way. The PCWG is comprised of all s...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

1 de abril, 5 p.m. Actualización

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ActualizacionesEl gobernador Ralph Northam emitió una orden estatal de quedarse en casa el 30 de marzo para proteger la salud y la seguridad de los virginianos y mitigar la propagación del nuevo Coronavirus, o COVID-19.La orden ejecu...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

April 1, 5 p.m. Update – Questions Needed for Q&A with Dept. of Health; Stress and PTSD

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UpdatesGovernor Ralph Northam issued a statewide Stay at Home order on March 30 to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in p...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Police Seek Identity of Counterfeit Suspect

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On March 24 at approximately 8:30 p.m., an unknown male passed a counterfeit $100 at the Subway at 9220 Old Stage Road in Toano. Surveillance cameras captured the individual.If you are able to identify this subject or know who may have been involved in th...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

31 de marzo, 5 p.m. Actualización - Colonial Parkway estará cerrada; Webinars comerciales ofrecidos

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ActualizacionesEl gobernador Ralph Northam emitió una orden estatal de quedarse en casa el 30 de marzo para proteger la salud y la seguridad de los virginianos y mitigar la propagación del nuevo Coronavirus, o COVID-19.La orden ejecu...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Colonial National Historical Park Is Modifying Operations to Implement Local Health Guidance

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Yorktown, Va. – Colonial National Historical Park, in response to guidance from James City County, City of Williamsburg, York County, and the Virginia Health Department, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support fe...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

March 31, 5 p.m. Update – Colonial Parkway Closed; Business Webinars Offered

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UpdatesGovernor Ralph Northam issued a statewide Stay at Home order on March 30 to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in p...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week: March 30-April 5

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With current guidelines of social distancing and staying at home, local restaurants have added new opportunities including curbside pick-up and delivery. The Virginia Tourism Corporation and communities are encouraging support of local restaurants with Vi...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remai...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Child Care Service Available for Children of Essential Personnel

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With the recent long-term closures of the public schools, many families who work in the medical field and other essential jobs in the community must find child care for their children. Governor Northam has called for communities to work together to ensure...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Sentara Warns Community of COVID-19 In-Home Testing Scam

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A Virginia Beach resident notified Sentara this weekend of a scam involving a caller who claimed to represent Sentara and offered a home visit for Coronavirus testing. The caller claiming to be with Sentara told the resident they may have been exposed to ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

March 30, 5 p.m. Update – Governor Issues Stay at Home Order; Use of Jamestown Beach Limited

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UpdatesToday, March 30, Governor Ralph Northam issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Peninsula Health District Reports Additional COVID-19 Death

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(Newport News, Va.) -- Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has reported the death of another Peninsula resident. The patient recently became ill and was admitted to a local hospital where they died. The patient was a female in her 80s. Testing ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

March 29, 5 p.m. Update – Unemployment Insurance Reminder; Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewals

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UpdatesAs a reminder, per Governor Northam’s Executive Order Fifty-Three, all gatherings of more than 10 people are banned statewide. This does not include gatherings that involve the provision of health care or medical services, access to essen...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

March 28, 5 p.m. Update – Message from the Board of Supervisors; Info on Managing Stress

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UpdatesAs a reminder, per Governor Northam’s Executive Order Fifty-Three, all gatherings of more than 10 people are banned statewide. This does not include gatherings that involve the provision of health care or medical services, access to essen...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Governor Northam Encourages Virginians to Complete 2020 Census Online Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today encouraged Virginians to complete the 2020 Census online as the country works to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. This week, households across Virginia began receiving invitations from ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

March 27, 5 p.m. Update – COVID-19 Podcast; Restaurant List and More

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UpdatesAs a reminder, per Governor Northam’s Executive Order Fifty-Three, all gatherings of more than 10 people are banned statewide. This does not include gatherings that involve the provision of health care or medical services, access to essen...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Police Seek Shoplifting Suspect

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On March 21 at approximately 4:40 a.m., an unknown male entered the 7-Eleven at 8776 Pocahontas Trail and asked the clerk for a carton of cigarettes. As the clerk was scanning the cigarettes, the male grabbed them and fled the store. Surveillance videos c...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Police Warn of Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Police remind citizens that legitimate businesses will not ask you to purchase prepaid debit or gift cards and provide the numbers on those cards. This is not normal business practice.Dominion Energy scams continue in our area. Scammers call unsuspecting ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

March 26, 5 p.m. Update – New Information on COVID-19 Website; Campground at County Park Closes

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UpdatesAs a reminder, per Governor Northam’s Executive Order Fifty-Three, all gatherings of more than 10 people are banned statewide. This does not include gatherings that involve the provision of health care or medical services, access to essen...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Peninsula Health District Reports Two Additional COVID-19 Deaths

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(Newport News, Va.) -- Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has reported the deaths of two Peninsula residents. Both recently became ill and were admitted to a local hospital where they died. One patient was a female in her 80s and the other a f...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

March 25, 5 p.m. Update – County to Absorb Convenience Fees for Credit/Debit Card Payments

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UpdatesAs a reminder, per Governor Northam’s Executive Order Fifty-Three, all gatherings of more than 10 people are banned statewide. This does not include gatherings that involve the provision of health care or medical services, access to essen...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

March 24, 5 p.m. Update – Business Updates, Internet Safety and Scams

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UpdatesAs a reminder, per Governor Northam’s Executive Order Fifty-Three, all gatherings of more than 10 people are banned statewide, beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This does not include gatherings that involve the provision...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Northam Orders Statewide Closure of Certain Non-Essential Businesses, K-12 Schools

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential bu...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

March 23, 5 p.m. Update–County Office Closure Extended; Governor Issues Executive Order Fifty-Three

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UpdatesClosure Extended All James City County offices, facilities, public basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, volleyball courts, sports courts, athletic fields, playgrounds, skate park and recreation centers and libraries are clo...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Peninsula Health District Reports Three Additional COVID-19 Deaths

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(Newport News, Va.) -- Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has reported the deaths of three Peninsula residents, two who previously tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 and a third newly positive case. All three were females in th...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

March 22, 5 p.m. Update – How Pandemics Work Video; FEMA Rumor Control Hotline

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For more information about COVID-19 including case counts, please continue to visit the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus or call 877-ASK-VDH3 or the Peninsula Health District Call Center 757-564-7069, 8 a.m.-6 p....

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

March 21, 5 p.m. Update – Convenience Center Coupons; Guidance for Parents and Caregivers

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UpdatesBeginning March 23, Convenience Center coupon books may be purchased in person at the Jolly Pond Solid Waste Office from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. Coupon books can also be purchased online or by calling the Treasurer’s Office at 757-253-6705...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

March 20, 5 p.m. Update – Managing Stress, Unemployment Insurance Changes and More

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UpdatesBeginning with claims effective March 15, 2020, Governor Northam has directed that the one week waiting period and the requirement to conduct a weekly job search both be suspended for those receiving unemployment insurance benefits. Visit http://ww...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

A Special Message for James City County Neighborhoods

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Dear James City County community members,During this difficult time, many concerned citizens are asking what they can do to help their neighbors. James City County local government has been working with our community partners to ensure the continued deliv...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Additional Actions to Address COVID-19

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced further actions to protect public health and support Virginians impacted by the spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.Video of today’s media briefing is available here.Increased Access...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

March 19, 5 p.m. Update – Business Disaster Loans Available; 9,000 New Ebooks and More

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UpdatesOn 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 ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

March 18, 5 p.m. Update – JCSA Suspends Disconnections; Pickleball and Tennis Courts Closed

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JCSA and Newport News Waterworks Suspends DisconnectionsIt is essential that people have access to clean water during this pandemic (COVID-19). Therefore, the James City Service Authority (JCSA) and Newport News Waterworks have suspended all servic...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Governor and Health Commissioner Issue Public Health Emergency Order to Enforce 10-Patron Limit

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam and State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA today issued a public health emergency order prohibiting more than 10 patrons in restaurants, fitness centers, and theaters. The order gives local and state l...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

March 17, 5 p.m. Update – County Services Update; Video from March 17 Board of Supervisors Meeting

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Board of Supervisors Special Meeting 

The James City County Board of Supervisors held a Special Meeting today. Video from the meeting can be found at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCowspQGb_g&feature=youtu.be&t=457For More Inf...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Governor Northam Announces New Measures to Combat COVID-19 and Support Impacted Virginians

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced additional steps to help Virginians impacted by novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, stop the spread of the virus in the Commonwealth, and protect public health."Everyone must play a role to help f...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Peninsula Health District Reports Second COVID-19 Death

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(Newport News, Va.) -- Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has reported the death of a hospitalized patient who previously tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.The patient was a male in his 70s who acquired COVID-19 through an unk...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

March 16, 10:15 a.m. Update - Local Restaurants Encouraged to Use Delivery and Takeout Options

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Based on guidance from Governor Northam, James City County strongly encourages our restaurant community to temporarily close in-restaurant dining and bar areas. We encourage those establishments to continue to serve our community through take-out and deli...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

March 14, 9:30 p.m. Update - Joint Message from Peninsula County Administrators and City Managers

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A message 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 Wheel...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Commonwealth of Virginia Reports First COVID-19 Death in the Peninsula Health District

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(Richmond, Va.) — Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Peninsula Health District reported the death of a hospitalized patient who previously tested positive for COVID-19. This event marks the first death in the Commonwealth of ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Peninsula Health District Confirms Five Positive Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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(Newport News, Va.) – The Peninsula Health District (PHD) announced today that five people, in addition to the two positive cases announced yesterday, have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All the cases reside in James Ci...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Biennial Reassessments Mailed to 17,400 Property Owners

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James City County mailed approximately 17,400 change of assessment notices for the biennial general reassessment on Feb 28. Assessments increased 1.81% due to reassessment and .48% due to new development which combined for a total change of 2.29%. Assessm...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

National Weather Service to Offer Basic SKYWARN Class May 4

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Want to learn how to spot approaching hazardous weather conditions? James City County and the City of Williamsburg, in partnership with the National Weather Service, will offer a Basic SKYWARN class Monday, May 4 at 6 p.m. The class will take place at the...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Winter/Spring Activity Brochure Available. Get your copy!

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Winter/Spring Activity Brochure AvailableParks & Recreation can help you plan for a new year filled with opportunities to live happier and healthier! The Winter/Spring 2020 edition of Destination Recreation highlights all of the department&am...

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