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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Phase Two Guidelines to Further Ease Public Health Restrictions

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**This information was released by Governor Northam’s Office on June 2**RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Sixty-Five and presented the second phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to contin...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Sentara & Peninsula Health Dept to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing for Eligible Community Members

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To assist public health officials contain the spread of COVID-19 in overlooked, under-tested, underserved and/or uninsured communities, the Peninsula Health Department is partnering with Sentara Healthcare in offering free testing throughout the state of ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Actualización para el 2 de junio, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y Recordatorios Durante su conferencia de prensa de hoy, 2 junio, el Gobernador Northam anunció planes para que la mayoría de Virginia haga la transición a la Fase 2 el viernes, 5 junio. L...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

June 2, 4 p.m. Update - Governor Announces Plans for Phase 2; Safety is Our Priority Signs Available

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders   During today’s press briefing, Governor Northam announced plans for most of Virginia to move into Phase 2 on Friday, June 5. The Governor’s Office plans to post additional information ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Messages from the Chief of Police and the Board of Supervisors on the Death of George Floyd

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A Message from Chief Rinehimer:As human beings, we should all be shocked and saddened by the senseless death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis. As a member of law enforcement, I cannot express enough the deep feelings of disappointment, anger and f...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Community Participation Team Meeting Scheduled for June 8

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The Engage 2045 Community Participation Team (CPT) will meet Monday, June 8, 2020 at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held electronically pursuant to the Continuity of Government Ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors on April 14, 2020.The meeting will b...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Online Application for Land Use Map Designation Change Extended Through June 5

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As part of the County’s Engage 2045 Comprehensive Plan update process, property owners have the opportunity to apply to change the Land Use Map designations for their properties. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the County has extended the app...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Actualización para el 1 de junio, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y Recordatorios ¿Sabía que hoy, 1 de junio, es el primer día de la temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico? ¿Cómo te preparas para la temporada de huracanes...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

June 1, 4 p.m. Update - Preparing for Hurricanes During a Pandemic

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders  Did you know that today, June 1, is the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season? How do you prepare for hurricane season while you are still in the middle of a pandemic? Visit the CDC’s website: https:...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Colonial Parkway Emergency Stabilization Orientation Map Pullout Closed for 60-90 Days

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Williamsburg, Va. – Blue Construction Services, under contract with the National Park Service, will begin emergency stabilization of the James River shoreline adjacent to the Orientation Map pullout (near kilometer marker 27) along the Colonial ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Jamestown Beach Event Park, Beachfront Reopens

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Beachfront Reopens with Social DistancingThe beachfront at Jamestown Beach Event Park is now open to swimmers and sunbathers. Park visitors are required to continue to practice social distancing and limit groups to no more than 10 people. Please note: vis...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

May 29, 4 p.m. Update - Jamestown Beach Event Park Beachfront Reopens; Mask Guidance

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Mask Up Virginia - Help Reduce the Risk of Transmission

  • Any person age 10 or older must wear a face covering at all times while entering, exiting, traveling through and spending time in indoor public settings.
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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Businesses Can Receive 10 hours of Free Counseling

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The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary and the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center (HRSBDC) have formed a partnership to provide consulting services to small business owners in the Hampton Roads area through a newly-form...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Police Investigate Larcenies from Unlocked Vehicles

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James City County Police Department is investigating cases of individuals stealing from unlocked vehicles in Powhatan Crossing, Brandon Woods and the residential area of New Town. The incidents occurred between May 23 and May 25.If you saw anything suspic...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Actualización para el 28 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y Recordatorios Enmascarar Virginia - Ayudar a reducir el riesgo de transmisión

  • A partir del viernes 29 de mayo a las 12 a.m., cualquier persona de 10 años o más debe llevar una cobertura f...
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Posted on: May 28, 2020

May 28, 4 p.m. Update - Information on Masks; Free Signage Available for Businesses

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Mask Up Virginia - Help Reduce the Risk of Transmission

  • Starting Friday, May 29 at 12 a.m., any person age 10 or older must wear a face covering at all times while entering, exiting, traveling through and spending ti...
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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Board of Supervisors Appropriates WJCC School’s Estimated FY2020 Surplus to School’s FY2021 Budget

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The James City County Board of Supervisors has agreed to appropriate $1.7 million of the Williamsburg-James City County (WJCC) School’s estimated FY2020 end-of-year surplus to the WJCC School’s FY 2021 operating budget. In addition, th...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Actualización para el 27 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y Recordatorios La orden del gobernador Northam de usar revestimientos faciales (mascara) mientras que estén adentro de los edificios interiores entra en vigor el viernes 29 de mayo a las 12 a.m. Es importante ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

May 27, 4 p.m. Update - Get the Facts on Executive Order 63; Online Risk-Assessment Tool Available

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Governor Northam’s order to wear face coverings while inside buildings goes into effect on Friday, May 29 at 12 a.m. It is important to know what it includes and does not include. Visit the website to read...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Face Covering Requirement and Workplace Safety Regulations

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**This information was released by Governor Northam’s Office on May 26**RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today signed Executive Order Sixty-Three, requiring Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to help contain the...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Actualización para el 26 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y Recordatorios La nueva cara del gobernador Northam que cubre los requisitos no entran en vigor hasta el viernes. Compartiremos más información sobre los nuevos requisitos cuando sea publicada por l...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

May 26, 4 p.m. Update - CDC Considerations for Restaurants and Bars; Curbside Recycling Reminder

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Governor Northam’s new face covering requirements do not go into effect until Friday. We will share more information about the new requirements when it is released by the Governor’s Office.The de...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

May 22, 4 p.m. Update - Memorial Day Closings, Reminder About Beach Activities and more

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Memorial Day ClosingsMost County services will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. Public safety services and County parks will remain open, however, not all park amenities may be available. As a reminder,...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

James City County Parks

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County Parks UpdateMay 29, 2020Before heading out to County parks, please check the complete list of park amenity openings and closings, listed below. Help us keep the park open by adhering to all restrictions. Practice Social Distancing - groups of more ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Actualización para el 22 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y Recordatorios Cierres del Día de los CaídosLa mayoría de los servicios del Condado permanecerán cerrados el lunes 25 de mayo para el Día de los Caídos. L...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Governor Announces New Artificial Intelligence-Powered Online Tool for COVID-19 Self-Screening

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginians can now use COVIDCheck, a new online risk-assessment tool to check their symptoms and connect with the appropriate health care resource, including COVID-19 testing.

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

May 21, 4 p.m. Update - Memorial Day Closings; New CDC Guidance for Camps, Sports and More

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Memorial Day ClosingsMost County services will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. Public safety services and County parks will remain open, however, not all park amenities may be available. Please visit t...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Actualización para el 21 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y Recordatorios Cierres del Día de los CaídosLa mayoría de los servicios del Condado permanecerán cerrados el lunes 25 de mayo para el Día de los Caídos. L...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Police Respond to Shooting

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On May 21 at approximately 12:08 p.m., officers were called to the area of Adams Road near Gibson’s Mobile Home Park to a gunshot victim. The 20-year-old female victim (a York County resident) reported that she was walking on Adams Road when she...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Actualización para el 20 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y Recordatorios La mayoría de las oficinas, instalaciones y bibliotecas del condado de James City están cerradas al tráfico. El Condado continúa brindando la mayoría ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

May 20, 4 p.m. Update - New Resource for Businesses; Contact Tracers and Scams

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Most James City County offices, facilities and libraries are closed to walk-in traffic. The County continues to provide most services by appointment, by phone or online. Visit jamescitycountyva.gov or call 757-253-6...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

First VA Case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19 Reported

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(Richmond, Va.) —The Fairfax Health District has confirmed a case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19. This is the first case of MIS-C reported in Virginia. The child was hospitalized on May 5 and ha...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Actualización para el 19 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y Recordatorios La mayoría de las oficinas, instalaciones y bibliotecas del condado de James City están cerradas al tráfico. El Condado continúa brindando la mayoría ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

May 19, 4 p.m. Update - Pool Health and Safety Tips from the CDC; Bulk Pickup Services

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Most James City County offices, facilities and libraries are closed to walk-in traffic. The County continues to provide most services by appointment, by phone or online. Visit jamescitycountyva.gov or call 757-253-6...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

New Appointment to Economic Development Authority

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The Economic Development Authority (EDA) of James City County is pleased to announce that the Board of Supervisors appointed Brandon Nice to the EDA. Nice will serve through May 2021.Nice is the Vice President of Construction Operations for David Nice Bui...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Governor Announces Education Work Group to Guide Process for Safe, Equitable Reopening of Schools

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced a diverse set of education stakeholders participating in the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Education Work Group to help chart a path forward for determining how schools can safely reopen later ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Governor Northam Highlights New Housing Resources and Eviction Protections

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today shared new resources to protect Virginians from eviction and support individuals who have lost their job or income due to COVID-19.These tools include StayHomeVirginia.com, a new website to help Virginians n...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Water Elevation Levels Drawdown Begins at Little Creek Reservoir

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Newport News Waterworks has initiated a controlled, partial drawdown of Little Creek Reservoir. Boating and fishing patrons should anticipate a draw down elevation level of 55 feet by May 25; and an elevation level of 50 feet by the end of June.Due to rec...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Actualización para el 18 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y Recordatorios La mayoría de las oficinas, instalaciones y bibliotecas del condado de James City están cerradas al tráfico. El Condado continúa brindando la mayoría ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

May 18, 4 p.m. Update - No May Election in JCC; Grieving the Loss of a Loved One During COVID-19

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Most James City County offices, facilities and libraries are closed to walk-in traffic. The County continues to provide most services by appointment, by phone or online. Visit jamescitycountyva.gov or call 757-253-6...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Takeout Tuesday

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As we continue to adapt to our "new normal," why not start a new tradition with Takeout Tuesday? Enjoy lunch or dinner at home with family from a local James City County restaurant. Many local restaurants are offering curbside pick-up and delive...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Actualización para el 15 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y RecordatoriosLas Oficinas del Condado de James City County, facilidades y libraries estancia cerradas para el trafico de personas. El Condado continua proveyendo la mayoríaia de sus servicios por citas, telé...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

May 15, 4 p.m. Update - Phase 1 Reminders; Board Allocates $500,000 to Small Business Relief Fund

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Most James City County offices, facilities and libraries are closed to walk-in traffic. The County continues to provide most services by appointment, by phone or online. Visit jamescitycountyva.gov or call 757-253-6...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

James City County Allocates $500,000 to Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund

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James City County is pleased to announce that it has allocated $500,000 to the Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund. At their May 12 meeting, the Board of Supervisors unanimously allocated savings from the Capital Improvements fund to support a...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

May 14, 4 p.m. Update - Phase One: What Changes and What Remains the Same; Ferry Update

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Moving Forward: Phase 1 begins at 12 a.m., Friday, May 15.

What will change:

  • Non-essential retail – Changed from open with 10 people to open with 50% capacity.
  • Restaurants and beverage services – Re...
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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Actualización para el 14 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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Hacia Adelante: Fase 1 empieza a las 12 a.m., Viernes, 15 de Mayo.

Que Va a Cambiar

  • Ventas No-esenciales – Cambio de abrir con 10 personas a 50% de capacidad.
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Posted on: May 13, 2020

May 13, 4 p.m. Update - Coping With Stress and COVID-19; Hampton DMV to Open by Appointment Only

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders James City County offices, facilities and libraries are closed to walk-in traffic. The County continues to provide most services by appointment, by phone or online. Visit jamescitycountyva.gov or call 757-253-6728 f...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Actualización para el 13 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y RecordatoriosLas oficinas, las instalaciones y las bibliotecas del condado de James City están cerradas al tráfico de entrada. El Condado continúa brindando la mayoría de los servicios...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Actualización para el 12 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y RecordatoriosLas oficinas, las instalaciones y las bibliotecas del condado de James City están cerradas al tráfico de entrada. El Condado continúa brindando la mayoría de los servicios...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

May 12, 4 p.m. Update - Personal and Real Estate Tax Information; New Episode of This Week in JCC

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders James City County offices, facilities and libraries are closed to walk-in traffic. The County continues to provide most services by appointment, by phone or online. Visit jamescitycountyva.gov or call 757-253-6728 f...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Governor Northam Delays Phase One for Northern Virginia Localities

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued Executive Order Sixty-Two, allowing specific localities in Northern Virginia to delay entering Phase One of the “Forward Virginia” plan to ease restrictions on certain business ope...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Actualización para el 11 de Mayo, 4 p.m.

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COVID-19 Actualizaciones y RecordatoriosOrden ejecutiva 61 del gobernadorPara familiarizarse con lo que incluye y no incluye la Fase 1, visite https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/may/headline-856681-en.htmlRegistro de votantes y e...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

May 11, 4 p.m. Update - Details on Executive Order 61; Information on Upcoming Election

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Governor’s OfficeTo familiarize yourself with what Phase 1 includes and does not include, visit https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/may/headline-856681-en.html for details.Voter Re...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Personal Property/Real Estate Taxes Due by June 5, Late Payment Penalty Waived Until Aug. 5, 2020

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James City County Personal Property and Real Estate tax bills have been mailed and are due Friday, June 5. If you do not receive your tax bill by May 15, please call the Treasurer’s Office at 757-253-6705. Taxes are still due even if you did not...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Phase One Guidelines to Slowly Ease Public Health Restrictions

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**News Released by the Governor’s Office on Saturday, May 9**RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-One and presented a detailed framework for the first phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Owners of Businesses Closed due to COVID-19 Should Flush Plumbing Systems before Workers Return

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(Hampton Roads, Va., May 8, 2020) – Directors of Hampton Roads’ water utilities and health department officials advise business owners and operators who closed or evacuated buildings due to COVID-19 to thoroughly flush their establishm...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Virginia Receives Approval to Implement Pandemic EBT Program

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Richmond, VA (May 8, 2020) – The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) will provide Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to families of school-age children who no longer have access to free or reduced-price school meals due to public s...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Governor Outlines Phased Plan to Safely, Gradually Ease Restrictions

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May 4, 2020Governor Ralph Northam outlined a three-phase plan to ease restrictions on businesses and gatherings, when health data supports doing so.Governor Northam said he will extend key provisions of Executive Order 53, which places restrict...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund Launches Partnership with the Virginia 30 Day Fund

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The Greater Williamsburg Partnership (GWP) and the Williamsburg Community Foundation (WCF) are pleased to announce the Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund in partnership with the Economic Development Authorities of the City of Williamsburg, Ja...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Love Lives Here

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Over the years, Virginia is for Lovers has helped create more than 200 LOVEworks around the Commonwealth to share the love. Now, the Virginia Tourism Corporation is asking you to help spread that message from home.Create your own LOVEwork while y...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Have You Lost Your Job or Had Your Hours Reduced Due to COVID-19?

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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. The following programs are available:Medicaid- to assist with the cost of medical bills, doctor visits, hospita...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

New Call-in Option for Public Meetings

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Beginning with the April 14 meeting of the James City County Board of Supervisors, citizens now have a call-in option for public comment and public hearings. To participate, call 757-253-6762 to record a comment that will be played during the meeting. Rec...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Online Application for Land Use Map Designation Change Now Available Through May 31

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As part of Engage 2045, the County’s Comprehensive Plan update process, property owners have the opportunity to apply to change the Land Use Map designations for their properties. Applications will be accepted through May 31 via JCC PermitLink, ...

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