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Even in a pandemic, City business has to continue and transparency remains crucial to good government. What do you think of the format of the City's live streamed Zoom work session? Are there ways the City could improve public access to its discussions in the coming weeks? ... See MoreSee Less

Even in a pandemic, City business has to continue and transparency remains crucial to good government. What do you think of the format of the Citys live streamed Zoom work session? Are there ways the City could improve public access to its discussions in the coming weeks?

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None of these guys are wearing pants!

The coronavirus response has created significant uncertainty for local government finances moving forward, which makes passing a budget difficult. Waynesboro relies heavily on sales and meals taxes, which have historically been used to keep real estate taxes low. Despite this uncertainty and the difficulty in holding large meetings, Council must still pass a budget this month. Last night, Waynesboro City Council held its first fully virtual work session to receive the City Manager's budget. You can watch the entire work session here on the City's YouTube channel:youtube.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Need something to read? Waynesboro's librarians are stocking the City's little free libraries with thoroughly sanitized copies.We might be closed but our director is making sure there are still free books in the community!
Yesterday Director Osborne stocked Little Free Libraries all over the city with nice clean books.
Far exceeding CDC guidelines, these books were wiped down with disinfectant and left in quarantine for several days before being distributed.

Thanks to Waynesboro Kiwanis for many of the Little Free Libraries!
If you want to find a @littlefreelibrarynear you check here: littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/
Do you want a Little Free Library in your yard or workplace? Here’s how: littlefreelibrary.org/build/
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Need something to read? Waynesboros librarians are stocking the Citys little free libraries with thoroughly sanitized copies.

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If I want to donate books to this what’s the best way?

BRITE bus updates:

1. BRITE is extending fare free service on all fixed and paratransit routes until the crisis is over.

2. Bus capacity will be restricted to maintain 6 feet of distance between occupants of the bus and seats not in compliance will be covered.

3. Buses will begin their routes, once they reach capacity, the bus will change the marquee to “out of service.”

4. When at capacity, the bus will then travel to its closest destination for an onboard passenger.

5. If a demand response vehicle is free and nearby, that bus can assist either by assuming the route, or extracting passengers from the full bus for direct drop off.

6. Once a seat becomes available, the bus will change the marquee back to its route designation and will reassume its route as best it can until the seats are filled again.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to maintain this essential service in the safest way possible.
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BRITE bus updates:

1. BRITE is extending fare free service on all fixed and paratransit routes until the crisis is over.

2. Bus capacity will be restricted to maintain 6 feet of distance between occupants of the bus and seats not in compliance will be covered.

3. Buses will begin their routes, once they reach capacity, the bus will change the marquee to “out of service.”

4. When at capacity, the bus will then travel to its closest destination for an onboard passenger.

5. If a demand response vehicle is free and nearby, that bus can assist either by assuming the route, or extracting passengers from the full bus for direct drop off.

6. Once a seat becomes available, the bus will change the marquee back to its route designation and will reassume its route as best it can until the seats are filled again.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to maintain this essential service in the safest way possible.

Late notices for utility payments are being issued today. Note that charges will continue to accrue, but the City will NOT be cutting off water, sewer, or refuse service for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less

Waynesboro Sheriff's OfficeSTIMULUS CHECK SCAM ALERT

As most, if not all of you are aware, the United Sates Government has approved economic stimulus checks for the vast majority of our nation’s citizens. Payment amounts and schedules are being determined at this time. SCAMS HAVE BEGUN. People are being called and asked for bank account numbers, PayPal account numbers, etc. The IRS will not call you for information.

The IRS will determine your income and status from your 2018 and 2019 tax returns. If you direct deposit, the money will be direct deposited into the account on file. If you use paper checks, a check will be mailed to the last address you used when you filed your taxes.

THE IRS WILL NOT CALL YOU. ANY CALL YOU GET ABOUT THE STIMULUS CHECK IS A SCAM CALL.

Scammers tend to take advantage of the elderly and phone calls are already being received asking for bank account information.

Please be careful!

Information formulated by Robert L. Hogan, Committee on Law Enforcement, Grand Lodge of New York
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The Virginia Department of Health’s Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) has informed the City of Waynesboro of two positive COVID-19 cases in the City of Waynesboro.

Click here for more information on the City's response to COVID-19: www.waynesboro.va.us/1033/Coronavirus

These are new cases reported since the 3 in Staunton and Augusta on 3/29.
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The Virginia Department of Health’s Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) has informed the City of Waynesboro of two positive COVID-19 cases in the City of Waynesboro.

Click here for more information on the Citys response to COVID-19: https://www.waynesboro.va.us/1033/Coronavirus

These are new cases reported since the 3 in Staunton and Augusta on 3/29.Image attachment

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There looks to be some typos on this - referencing 3 cases not yet on the VDH site as of 03/30 from the last release. Are these two Waynesboro cases separate or updated data from the three previous - with corrected locations?

Why has no one pointed out the typo 🤣

Mandy sent this to me today

Its one thing to Accidently share. ...its another to PUT everyone in jeopardy STAY HOME IF POSSIBLE

Leslie Keys

Susan Farley Jones Sarah Jane Smith

Daniel Davis

Oh no

Kristina Earhart Dodson

The share that keeps on giving

Travis Hooligan Hood be careful. 😔

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Due to the governor's stay-at-home order, the library will no longer be offering curbside pickup and playgrounds and ballfields are closed. Parks and greenways remain open, but please maintain good hygiene and appropriate distance from other users. ... See MoreSee Less

Due to the governors stay-at-home order, the library will no longer be offering curbside pickup and playgrounds and ballfields are closed. Parks and greenways remain open, but please maintain good hygiene and appropriate distance from other users.

Waynesboro Public LibraryDue to ongoing social distancing efforts Waynesboro Public Library will be ceasing its curbside pick-up service effective today , Monday, March 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. The City of Waynesboro encourages our patrons and residents to practice good hygiene and social distancing. Stay tuned for more information about online library resources. Please call 540-942-6746 for assistance. ... See MoreSee Less

Important Information Concerning Waynesboro Courts

On Friday March 27, the Virginia Supreme Court extended the Judicial Emergency Order until April 26, 2020. The Waynesboro Courts will be suspending normal operation to the public for all non-essential and non-emergency cases until April 26, 2020 or until further Order of the Court.

**SPECIAL ATTENTION**
If you have a case scheduled to be heard in one of the Waynesboro Courts, only the attorneys, parties, court personnel, and witnesses under subpoena will be granted access to the courthouse. Those under witness subpoena, once released by the judge, will be escorted from the building.

Those not under lawful subpoena, to include family members or friends, will not be permitted to enter the courthouse.

JD&R and General District Courts: Non-emergency business with the clerks’ offices will be by appointment only. Both offices will be available during regular business hours by telephone and email.

Court Services Unit: Protective order requests will be heard in the Waynesboro office when the office is staffed. Please call the office to check on availability.

Circuit Court: Non-emergency business will be by appointment only. The clerk will be available during regular business hours by telephone and email. The clerk will accommodate individuals requiring access for important matters, including but not limited to, title or record searches and recordation of land records.

If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate court from the numbers listed below:

Waynesboro Circuit Court: (540) 942-6616 briggsna@ci.waynesboro.va.us

Waynesboro Court Services Unit: (540) 942-6630

Waynesboro J&DR Court: (540 942-6633
cbailey@vacourts.gov

Waynesboro General District Court: (540) 942-6636 jbalderson@vacourts.gov
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Important Information Concerning Waynesboro Courts

On Friday March 27, the Virginia Supreme Court extended the Judicial Emergency Order until April 26, 2020. The Waynesboro Courts will be suspending normal operation to the public for all non-essential and non-emergency cases until April 26, 2020 or until further Order of the Court.

**SPECIAL ATTENTION** 
If you have a case scheduled to be heard in one of the Waynesboro Courts, only the attorneys, parties, court personnel, and witnesses under subpoena will be granted access to the courthouse. Those under witness subpoena, once released by the judge, will be escorted from the building.

Those not under lawful subpoena, to include family members or friends, will not be permitted to enter the courthouse.  

JD&R and General District Courts: Non-emergency business with the clerks’ offices will be by appointment only. Both offices will be available during regular business hours by telephone and email.

Court Services Unit: Protective order requests will be heard in the Waynesboro office when the office is staffed. Please call the office to check on availability.

Circuit Court:  Non-emergency business will be by appointment only. The clerk will be available during regular business hours by telephone and email. The clerk will accommodate individuals requiring access for important matters, including but not limited to, title or record searches and recordation of land records. 

If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate court from the numbers listed below:

Waynesboro Circuit Court: (540) 942-6616  briggsna@ci.waynesboro.va.us

Waynesboro Court Services Unit: (540) 942-6630

Waynesboro J&DR Court: (540 942-6633
cbailey@vacourts.gov

Waynesboro General District Court: (540) 942-6636      jbalderson@vacourts.gov

The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro area received confirmation of its first three cases of COVID-19 today. Please continue to be vigilant and help us slow the spread of this virus. ... See MoreSee Less

The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro area received confirmation of its first three cases of COVID-19 today. Please continue to be vigilant and help us slow the spread of this virus.Image attachment

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Ok, so drive by Lowe’s and tell those people to stay the heck home. 🤬

I found most customers at Lowe’s were keeping some space this weekend. It was the employees all piled up on each other and getting too close.

I guess I'm missing where it said anything about Lowe's.

Yep Lowe’s has been booming the last three Saturdays when I was by there.

Waynesboro Parks and RecreationIt is another beautiful day and I'm sure many of you will be heading out to one of the parks or the greenway for a much needed recharge. When you do remember to follow these recommendations:
- Refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.
- Observe social distancing. Maintain a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and others. If this is not possible, users should find an alternative activity or depart the space.
- Follow CDC guidance on recommended gathering sizes, 10 or less, currently and maintain proper physical distance at all times.
- Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene prior to, during, and after park or trail use.
- Prepare for limited access to public restrooms and water fountains. Bring hand sanitizer or wipes for personal use.
- While on trails, warn others of your presence and your intention to pass. Step aside to allow others to pass, if necessary.
- Consult local and state ordinances and guidelines for the most up to date recommendations on park and trail use.

Safe and responsible use of park space will allow for facilities to remain open as long as possible. Please be responsible.
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Waynesboro Public LibraryWe are so excited to bring Storytime with Ms Jamie to you online! Today Ms Jamie will be reading “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. ... See MoreSee Less

Terry Short, Jr. - Waynesboro City Council
Thanks to the amazing Berkeley Glenn Elementary crew for driving thru the neighborhood tonite to say hi to all of the kids! ❤️❤️❤️ #roadrunnersrock
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COVID-19 updates from Parks and Recreation - including things you CAN do during social distancingImage attachment

Getting tired of cooking yet? Want to help support our restaurants? The Economic Development Department has created a google doc of restaurants in the City, including their emergency hours of operation, whether they're doing pickup or delivery, whether they offer gift cards, and phone numbers to order out. Click on the link below:

docs.google.com/document/d/1rBR0CcbigDqNDmahZdBrsJvLlekmAPtDOzAVKLqs1DA/edit
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Getting tired of cooking yet? Want to help support our restaurants? The Economic Development Department has created a google doc of restaurants in the City, including their emergency hours of operation, whether theyre doing pickup or delivery, whether they offer gift cards, and phone numbers to order out. Click on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rBR0CcbigDqNDmahZdBrsJvLlekmAPtDOzAVKLqs1DA/edit

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Thank you for supporting our eateries, this list is appreciated and very helpful. You know what else would be appreciated & helpful?!! Waynesboro promoting a list of ALL of their small businesses, especially during a time when they need you. See you in May.

Why are farmers markets closed but ABC stores are open as usual? Doesnt make sense. When possible, I get fresh produce from farmers markets instead of the month old stuff in grocery stores.

Support the small local businesses... corporations have money and should help their employees.

We added this to our links section on AFP: augustafreepress.com/coronavirus-links/#closures_afp

Cracker barrel in waynesboro has to go

Nice picture of Weasie's . Can't wait to go there again.

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Virginia Department of Emergency ManagementToday, the Governor of Virginia is:
➡️ Ordering certain non-essential businesses to close for 30 days.
➡️ Banning gatherings of more than 10 people.
➡️ Requiring restaurants to do carryout or delivery only.
This all begins Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m.

➡️ Governor Northam is also ordering all K-12 schools to remain closed at least through the end of this academic year.

Full news release ➡️ bit.ly/3afI9y7

#COVID19VA
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(From Waynesboro Public Schools)

Dear Waynesboro Families, Faculty, and Staff:

Governor Northam has announced that all schools in Virginia will be closed for the remainder of the school year. The Virginia Department of Education will provide guidance to local school divisions regarding graduation for seniors. This guidance is expected to give localities flexibility and waivers for graduation requirements that will allow students on track for graduation to graduate on time. We are concerned about the time all students are missing from school and additional guidance from the Virginia Department of Education is expected regarding continuity of instruction. The school division will continue to provide information to families throughout the coming days and weeks as information become available. The school meals distribution will continue during the school closure. Please be assured that we are making the best decisions for our students during these unprecedented and uncertain times. Continue to check our website for updated information. We realize there are many questions that are unanswered and we will strive to provide answers as they become available. Thank you for your continued support of our school division.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey D. Cassell, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Waynesboro City Schools
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Virginia Department of Emergency ManagementIf you experience mild signs of illness such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, it's important to STAY HOME! Even mild symptoms such as these can spread the infection to others. Learn more: bit.ly/3beoAGj

#COVID19VA #FightTheSpreadVA
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Charles Yancey Municipal Building to Close
March 20, 2020

In an effort to protect the public and Waynesboro City employees from the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Charles Yancey Municipal Building (City Hall, 503 W. Main St.) will be closing to the public at 5:00 pm today, March 20, 2020, until further notice. The Treasurer’s drive-through window and drop-box will remain open.

The City encourages citizens to conduct business online, by telephone or by email. Please visit www.waynesboro.va.us to explore online services or get contact information for City departments. Citizens can also call 540-245-6600 for more information.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. The City staff is committed to working with our citizens through alternatives to face to face contact as efficiently and responsively as possible.
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Charles Yancey Municipal Building to Close
March 20, 2020 

In an effort to protect the public and Waynesboro City employees from the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Charles Yancey Municipal Building (City Hall, 503 W. Main St.) will be closing to the public at 5:00 pm today, March 20, 2020, until further notice. The Treasurer’s drive-through window and drop-box will remain open. 

The City encourages citizens to conduct business online, by telephone or by email. Please visit www.waynesboro.va.us to explore online services or get contact information for City departments. Citizens can also call 540-245-6600 for more information.   

The City apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. The City staff is committed to working with our citizens through alternatives to face to face contact as efficiently and responsively as possible.

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wil we be able to pay water online?

Is the drive through open normal hours?

Good idea. Hope some people get some rest and enjoyment too.

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Waynesboro Police DepartmentDear Waynesboro Community,

The men and women of the Waynesboro Police Department are committed to continuing to provide a high level of law enforcement services to our community during this challenging time. During the current National Emergency, we will continue to provide law enforcement services while doing our best to safeguard the health of our staff and the citizens of Waynesboro.

Some of the safeguards we have implemented include but are not limited to the following:

• If a request for police service is not an emergency, we may call you and work through your situation over the phone rather than responding in person.
• When officers do arrive at the scene of a call for service, they may ask that you exit your home or business to speak with them outside.
• If you come to the police department, the officer may request to speak with you outside instead of in the lobby.
• Officers and/or dispatchers may inquire about the health of those inside your home or business if they need to respond in person to you.
• Officers may be wearing personal protective equipment (gloves, surgical mask, safety glasses, etc.) when they respond to a call for service. Please do not be offended, this is to protect you as well as our officers.
• Officers may utilize social distancing (6 feet) and may not shake your hand when responding to a call for service.
• Some of the normal programs we offer to the community such as our ride along program and employment fingerprinting have been suspended indefinitely.

Waynesboro Police Officers will continue to respond to emergency calls for service, major case investigations, crimes in progress, motor vehicle crashes, missing person/runaway cases, and domestic disturbances however; they may take certain precautions as listed above during the course of responding to your call for service.

Most importantly, please be patient and realize that we are implementing these safeguards to protect our officers as well as the Waynesboro community.

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate this difficult time together.

Respectfully,

Michael D. Wilhelm
Chief of Police
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BRITE is continuing operations so that essential community personnel can get to work and so that residents who must travel within the community for other necessary reasons may do so. Please be cautious and use social distancing, even if you are not currently an at-risk individual. We must ensure the safety of our riders, as well as our drivers, mechanics, and other staff. Public Transit is an essential service to the public, and with your cooperation, we can keep those services running. ... See MoreSee Less

BRITE is continuing operations so that essential community personnel can get to work and so that residents who must travel within the community for other necessary reasons may do so. Please be cautious and use social distancing, even if you are not currently an at-risk individual. We must ensure the safety of our riders, as well as our drivers, mechanics, and other staff. Public Transit is an essential service to the public, and with your cooperation, we can keep those services running.

Waynesboro joins Staunton and Augusta County in declaring a local state of emergency. ... See MoreSee Less

Waynesboro joins Staunton and Augusta County in declaring a local state of emergency.

PUBLIC ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT WRITTEN OR VIRTUAL COMMENT TO 3/17 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

The Planning Commission will hold its regular business meeting as scheduled on Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 PM in City Council chambers. In accordance with the guidance of the Virginia Department of Health we encourage individuals to refrain from attending the meeting if they are sick and/or experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection which include fever and/or symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g., cough, difficulty breathing). Attendance will be limited to 50 persons.

The meeting will be broadcast in the same format as City Council meetings. Members of the public who wish to speak during public comment or a public hearing are encouraged to do so via phone or in writing. A telephone line will be available for citizens watching live. Citizens who wish to comment in writing may contact the Planning Director at judaylj@ci.waynesboro.va.us or 540.241.2375. All comments submitted in writing will be read during the public hearing.
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PUBLIC ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT WRITTEN OR VIRTUAL COMMENT TO 3/17 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

The Planning Commission will hold its regular business meeting as scheduled on Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 PM in City Council chambers. In accordance with the guidance of the Virginia Department of Health we encourage individuals to refrain from attending the meeting if they are sick and/or experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection which include fever and/or symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g., cough, difficulty breathing). Attendance will be limited to 50 persons. 

The meeting will be broadcast in the same format as City Council meetings. Members of the public who wish to speak during public comment or a public hearing are encouraged to do so via phone or in writing. A telephone line will be available for citizens watching live. Citizens who wish to comment in writing may contact the Planning Director at judaylj@ci.waynesboro.va.us or 540.241.2375. All comments submitted in writing will be read during the public hearing.

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That FOOD TAX needs to go. Its already expensive to eat out or order food. Who came up with this idea....for a special group. NEEDS TO GO.

Waynesboro Public LibraryThe health and safety of the citizens of Waynesboro is the library’s top priority.
Based on guidance from the Virginia Department of Health we are closing the Waynesboro Public Library today at 6:00 p.m. through April 15th.

Late fees will not be charged during this time, so please continue to enjoy previously checked out books and DVDs in the comfort of your home.
Be sure to take advantage of our online resources including electronic books and audiobooks at www.waynesboropubliclibrary.org
We have staff standing by to assist you over the phone Monday through Saturday From 9am-5pm at 540-942-6746.
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LIBRARY EVENTS CANCELED: Effective Monday, programming and public meetings at the library are suspended. We will monitor the situation. This reflects measured action to promote public and employee health while maintaining service to the community. ... See MoreSee Less

LIBRARY EVENTS CANCELED: Effective Monday, programming and public meetings at the library are suspended. We will monitor the situation. This reflects measured action to promote public and employee health while maintaining service to the community.

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the library itself will remain open correct?

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Full text of the Citys statement on COVID-19 response

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Excellent. Thank you for the update.

City of Waynesboro COVID-19 Response: www.waynesboro.va.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1568

The City of Waynesboro government is monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and initiating response measures. The City is activating its Continuity of Operation (COOP) procedures to ensure the consistent delivery of essential government services and, hopefully, reduce the spread of infection. The public can rest assured that the City of Waynesboro will continue to deliver the vital services upon which citizens depend, notably police, fire and emergency medical services, basic infrastructure and sanitation. Citizens should be prepared for disruptions to non-core services and closure of government facilities in a worst-case scenario event. For more information, see the full press release linked above.
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City of Waynesboro COVID-19 Response: https://www.waynesboro.va.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1568

The City of Waynesboro government is monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and initiating response measures. The City is activating its Continuity of Operation (COOP) procedures to ensure the consistent delivery of essential government services and, hopefully, reduce the spread of infection. The public can rest assured that the City of Waynesboro will continue to deliver the vital services upon which citizens depend, notably police, fire and emergency medical services, basic infrastructure and sanitation. Citizens should be prepared for disruptions to non-core services and closure of government facilities in a worst-case scenario event. For more information, see the full press release linked above.

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Dont let fake news media scare you plus it mostly older people who are at risk plus it is blown up by the left.

More people sick by reg flu still. I will not be scared by propaganda

War is it at

Agenda 21 begins

Verona case ? Cruise ship . Great. True?

Curse of the decade

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