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#HeartsforHeroes: Join us in sending ❤️ to the area's medical services and support personnel for all they do every day to keep us and our loved ones safe and healthy during the pandemic. From doctors, nurses, lab technicians and assisted living personnel to volunteers, admin staff, and custodians. You guys are amazing and we thank you from the bottom of our ❤️.
www.winchesterva.gov/city-asks-community-participate-hearts-heroes-campaign
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#HeartsforHeroes: Join us in sending ❤️ to the areas medical services and support personnel for all they do every day to keep us and our loved ones safe and healthy during the pandemic. From doctors, nurses, lab technicians and assisted living personnel to volunteers, admin staff, and custodians. You guys are amazing and we thank you from the bottom of our ❤️.
https://www.winchesterva.gov/city-asks-community-participate-hearts-heroes-campaign

Learn to grown your own vegetables 🍅 by watching this video provided by Michael Neese and Winchester Parks & Recreation. 🥬 Mike is the City’s Refuse & Recycling Manager, a community gardener and a living green expert.

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Learn how to reduce food waste and grow your own vegetables with the help of City of Winchester VA - Local Government very own Recycling Coordinator Michael Neese! This quick tutorial will show you how to properly cut and plant common sprouting and seeded vegetables that you probably already have at home.

Winchester Parks and Recreation is committed to keeping you active and engaged, even if you can't join us in person. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more videos like this!
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#HeartsforHeroes: Join us in sending 💜 to our awesome Social Services team for all they do every day to maintain benefits and community services for our individuals and families in need during these uncertain and difficult times. www.winchesterva.gov/city-asks-community-participate-hearts-heroes-campaign ... See MoreSee Less

#HeartsforHeroes: Join us in sending 💜 to our awesome Social Services team for all they do every day to maintain benefits and community services for our individuals and families in need during these uncertain and difficult times. https://www.winchesterva.gov/city-asks-community-participate-hearts-heroes-campaign

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Jobs opportunities! 540-665-1691 ext 129 monoflointernational.isolvedhire.com/jobs/

Winchester Medical CenterFlattening the Curve: Do you know what it means and why it’s so important? ... See MoreSee Less

Our COVID-19 web page has new accessibility features. Click the accessibility link at the top of the page and let us know what you think! winchesterva.gov/coronavirus ... See MoreSee Less

Our COVID-19 web page has new accessibility features. Click the accessibility link at the top of the page and let us know what you think! winchesterva.gov/coronavirus

Join Winchester Parks & Recreation for their second Spirit Week! Visit Jim Barnett Park to share photos of your activities. Have fun!SPIRIT WEEK #2 has arrived. 🥳 We had so much fun last week that spirit week #1 flew by! We can't wait to see your photos from this week's activities. Use hashtag: #WPRDSpiritWeek. Thanks for participating!
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Join Winchester Parks & Recreation for their second Spirit Week! Visit Jim Barnett Park to share photos of your activities. Have fun!

Governor of Virginia
I'm sharing the latest updates on our continued response to COVID-19 in Virginia.
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I am not happy that you tell us to stay in our homes and some are but some are not and they are making things harder on people that are in their homes.

The CDC now recommends everyone wear cloth masks while in public. Here are some do’s and don’ts to help keep you and your family safe.

DO
- wear a mask when running essential errands
- practice social distancing, even with the mask on in public
- take the mask off by the ear elastic when you get home and wash it as soon possible
- wash your hands for 20 seconds after removing the mask and on a regular basis

DON'T
- touch the mask without washing your hands
- play with the mask while wearing it
- take the mask off by grabbing the center fabric near your mouth and nose
- share masks with others in your household without washing them first

FACTS - Cloth masks are not 100% effective in blocking the spread of COVID-19 and are not a replacement for social distancing or washing hands. It is believed these masks may help individuals who have the virus but are not yet symptomatic from unintentionally spreading the virus. Please do not use N95 or surgical masks as there is a critical shortage of these items for our healthcare workers and first responders.

Learn more from the CDC (including how to make a mask) at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
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The CDC now recommends everyone wear cloth masks while in public. Here are some do’s and don’ts to help keep you and your family safe.

DO
- wear a mask when running essential errands
- practice social distancing, even with the mask on in public
- take the mask off by the ear elastic when you get home and wash it as soon possible
- wash your hands for 20 seconds after removing the mask and on a regular basis

DONT
- touch the mask without washing your hands
- play with the mask while wearing it
- take the mask off by grabbing the center fabric near your mouth and nose
- share masks with others in your household without washing them first

FACTS - Cloth masks are not 100% effective in blocking the spread of COVID-19 and are not a replacement for social distancing or washing hands. It is believed these masks may help individuals who have the virus but are not yet symptomatic from unintentionally spreading the virus. Please do not use N95 or surgical masks as there is a critical shortage of these items for our healthcare workers and first responders.

Learn more from the CDC (including how to make a mask) at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

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People need to think of masks, when used correctly, as another layer of protection with everything else we should also be doing.

and just like that, all coffee filters disappear from the shelves

Some more expensive air filters have virus protection also. The fabric can be separated and used.

You can also use blue shop towels as filters. Tough as hell.

I read vaccuum cleaner bags can be used as well

Kristin Weitnauer

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: We believe strong families are the cornerstone of a strong community. How are you keeping your family strong during these challenging times? 🔹 Inspire others by sharing your family's successful activities and ideas by commenting below! 🔹
#wesupportfamilies #ChildAbusePreventionMonth
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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: We believe strong families are the cornerstone of a strong community. How are you keeping your family strong during these challenging times? 🔹 Inspire others by sharing your familys successful activities and ideas by commenting below! 🔹
#wesupportfamilies  #childabusepreventionmonth

From Valley Health: We need your help! We're working to collect 10,000 hand-sewn masks in 2 weeks to preserve PPE for our providers and staff who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle. If sewing isn't your strong suit, you can still be #sewhelpful by contributing supplies or monetary donations to go toward this cause.
Our website has instructions, how-to videos, listed drop off locations and info on our limited supply of pre-cut mask kits: www.valleyhealthlink.com/patients-visitors/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/how-you-can-help/.
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From Valley Health: We need your help! Were working to collect 10,000 hand-sewn masks in 2 weeks to preserve PPE for our providers and staff who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle. If sewing isnt your strong suit, you can still be #sewhelpful by contributing supplies or monetary donations to go toward this cause.
Our website has instructions, how-to videos, listed drop off locations and info on our limited supply of pre-cut mask kits: https://www.valleyhealthlink.com/patients-visitors/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/how-you-can-help/.

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Ori Cristina

Ernie Mimi Goode, have you seen this?

Join us in showing appreciation for our local heroes who are working and sacrificing to maintain essential services, educate us, feed us, and keep us safe and healthy. Decorate your front door or window with hearts and share a picture on your social media. Use hashtag #heartsforheroes. ❤️💛💙❤️💛💙❤️💛💙❤️💛💙❤️💛💙❤️💛💙❤️💛💙 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you, Susan Zehner, for this beautiful heart display of lights!

My kids help with ours today and we posted to our social media page still have alittle more to do

Just did my hearts on my front door! Posted in my story 🙂

We have a heart of lights in our yard

Message from Dr. Colin Greene, Director, Lord Fairfax Health District

"Each of us has the power through our own choices and actions to save American lives."

These words are spot on right now.

This virus can't survive on its own. It has to live off of human respiratory cells, and it can only survive in one person for a couple of weeks before that person's immune system destroys it. If it can't jump to a new person, it's finished.

This is its weak point, as we must exploit that weakness to defeat it...we need to take away its chance to make that jump.
Each of us has that power.

This virus is sneaky. Many people who get it have few or no symptoms, and don't know they can spread it. So we all must use our power.

Minimize the number and duration of close human contacts outside your household...that's the ticket to victory.
Stay home as much as possible...you can't infect new people from home.

Stay six feet away from others if you're out...the air disperses the virus over distance. Get exercise, but in individual sports: walk, run, cycle, hike...keeping your six-foot distance.

Don't be a vector: avoid unnecessary travel, especially from a high-risk area to one of low risk.

If you're starting to feel sick, absolutely stay home. If you think you need to be seen, call your doctor first if you can. Use the ER if you think you might need to be in the hospital, but still try to warn them before you walk in.

Stay away from the elderly and infirm, but call them, skype them, text them...let them know you still love them.

And of course, cover coughs and sneezes properly and wash your hands frequently.

Please don't hoard. Have 1-2 weeks worth of food at home, but please take only what you need.

If we all do all these things for the next month, most of the infections we have now will be gone.

We Americans have gotten through a lot before, and we'll get through this, too.

Each one of us has the power. But we all have to use it.
May you all be safe, healthy, and blessed. We'll spend lots of time together once this is over.

With thanks,
Colin M. Greene, MD, MPH
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Message from Dr. Colin Greene, Director, Lord Fairfax Health District

Each of us has the power through our own choices and actions to save American lives.

These words are spot on right now.

This virus cant survive on its own. It has to live off of human respiratory cells, and it can only survive in one person for a couple of weeks before that persons immune system destroys it. If it cant jump to a new person, its finished.

This is its weak point, as we must exploit that weakness to defeat it...we need to take away its chance to make that jump.
Each of us has that power.

This virus is sneaky. Many people who get it have few or no symptoms, and dont know they can spread it. So we all must use our power.

Minimize the number and duration of close human contacts outside your household...thats the ticket to victory.
Stay home as much as possible...you cant infect new people from home.

Stay six feet away from others if youre out...the air disperses the virus over distance. Get exercise, but in individual sports: walk, run, cycle, hike...keeping your six-foot distance.

Dont be a vector: avoid unnecessary travel, especially from a high-risk area to one of low risk.

If youre starting to feel sick, absolutely stay home. If you think you need to be seen, call your doctor first if you can. Use the ER if you think you might need to be in the hospital, but still try to warn them before you walk in.

Stay away from the elderly and infirm, but call them, skype them, text them...let them know you still love them.

And of course, cover coughs and sneezes properly and wash your hands frequently.

Please dont hoard. Have 1-2 weeks worth of food at home, but please take only what you need.

If we all do all these things for the next month, most of the infections we have now will be gone.

We Americans have gotten through a lot before, and well get through this, too.

Each one of us has the power. But we all have to use it.
May you all be safe, healthy, and blessed. Well spend lots of time together once this is over.

With thanks,
Colin M. Greene, MD, MPH

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Who gave a random barber permission to make house calls?! Absolutely NOT! You’re making my job, and countless others, harder by doing this!!!!!!!

Do we not have a stay at home? That is not social distancing even if they think they are not infected. Should not happen.

My sister is a salon owner and I'm here to tell you that person to person contact doing hair is going to spred this crap like wildfire. Shouldn't be allowed at all at this time.

Virginia State PoliceHave❓'s about traveling in, out or thru #Virginia during #COVID19? You're not alone. We've got some answers... #StayHome #StayHomeSaveLives ... See MoreSee Less

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Good. I live in WV, but my bank is in Winchester. It's Friday to I need to visit the bank.

A lot of wv residents are essential workers in Va including firefighters nurses etc

On Friday, April 3, we will kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month with a call to visibly commit 🔹by wearing blue🔹 to the prevention of child abuse and the creation of great childhoods. Whether you are at home or at work, we hope you join us in solidarity while social distancing 🔹🔹🔹 WEAR BLUE 🔹🔹🔹 ! ... See MoreSee Less

On Friday, April 3, we will kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month with a call to visibly commit 🔹by wearing blue🔹 to the prevention of child abuse and the creation of great childhoods. Whether you are at home or at work, we hope you join us in solidarity while social distancing 🔹🔹🔹 WEAR BLUE 🔹🔹🔹 !Image attachment

Winchester Police DepartmentOur Emergency Communications Center has started receiving an influx of Coronavirus/COVID-19 related calls. We understand that this is a difficult time with confusing and conflicting information being released from multiple sources. However, we need to keep our emergency lines open for emergencies ONLY. Please do not call 9-1-1 to ask questions about Coronavirus/COVID-19 or for clarifications about the Governor's Executive Order. You can find the most up-to-date information on the City of Winchester VA - Local Government Coronavirus webpage: www.winchesterva.gov/emergency-management/coronavirus

Because the same dispatchers that take care of emergency calls are also answering calls on the non-emergency line, we kindly ask that you refrain from calling the non-emergency number for COVID-19 related questions as well.

Some frequently asked questions and clarifications:

🔴 You do not need paperwork to prove that you are going to the grocery store or seeking medical care. However, some essential businesses may give their employees paperwork stating that their employees are essential.
🔴 You will not be stopped simply for having out-of-state license plates.
🔴 There is not a curfew.

⚫️ If you are experiencing severe symptoms and are in need of medical attention, it is imperative that you describe your symptoms to the dispatcher and let them know if you think you have been exposed to Coronavirus. That information will help us protect our first responders.

⚫️ If you are experiencing mild symptoms, please do not call 9-1-1. Talk to your doctor before going to the hospital or urgent care.
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Today is U.S. Census Day! Time to take the census if you haven't already. Help Winchester get the federal and state funding it needs to respond to disasters, educate our students, and complete infrastructure improvement projects. Take the census online or by phone or mail. www.facebook.com/uscensusbureau/photos/a.231246012363/10156743590797364/?type=3&theater.Today is Census Day! Show your support and help us spread the word about the importance of the #2020Census.

Make this image your profile picture, post it on your timeline (or both) and make sure to tell your friends to complete to the census today at 2020CENSUS.GOV! Tag us so we can see your updates.
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Today is U.S. Census Day! Time to take the census if you havent already. Help Winchester get the federal and state funding it needs to respond to disasters, educate our students, and complete infrastructure improvement projects. Take the census online or by phone or mail. https://www.facebook.com/uscensusbureau/photos/a.231246012363/10156743590797364/?type=3&theater.

2020 Winchester city dog licenses are now available. 🐾When registering your dog, you must provide a valid rabies certificate. Submit your license application and fee to the Treasurer via mail or drop box (located outside the Creamery Building, 21 S. Kent Street) and the tag will be mailed to you. Form: www.winchesterva.gov/treasurer/dog-licenses ... See MoreSee Less

2020 Winchester city dog licenses are now available. 🐾When registering your dog, you must provide a valid rabies certificate. Submit your license application and fee to the Treasurer via mail or drop box (located outside the Creamery Building, 21 S. Kent Street) and the tag will be mailed to you. Form: https://www.winchesterva.gov/treasurer/dog-licenses

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City needs the money? They need to get back to reality on their salaries. Want to raise taxes at this time? What is a turn off for me is why in the hell are we going to give a temporary city manager around $13000.00 a month. Our city government needs to downsize and stop keep putting in on our taxpayers.

With everything going on right now with the spread of this virus and a Stay at Home order..this is what is important to you?!? This can’t be delayed until we get through this pandemic?!? Unbelievable.

I'm with you we have more imported thing to do now

In honor of Social Work Month (March), we want to give a big shout out 📣 to the Family Services team at Winchester Department of Social Services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this team continues to do the hard, often unsung work to ensure children and families are safe. Thank you for all you do every day to serve others in need! 🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

In honor of Social Work Month (March), we want to give a big shout out 📣 to the Family Services team at Winchester Department of Social Services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this team continues to do the hard, often unsung work to ensure children and families are safe. Thank you for all you do every day to serve others in need! 🥰Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you Jesse kleckner and all of you!! You are amazing ❣️

Thank you all! You are all awesome! 🤩

Thank you for all you do!. Love and miss you guys!

Good team there at WDSS. You guys rock.

Beautiful ladies

What an amazing team!! ❤️

And gentlemen

Thank you all for the amazing work you do in our community!

Thanks to all for what you do ♥️

These are my peeps!❤️❤️❤️

These will be trying times for these workers in the coming weeks.

Sammie Jo <3

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Yes!! Thank you so much to all the doctors and medical staff out there sacrificing for us all! We appreciate you more than we could ever express.To all of the doctors in the Lord Fairfax Health District and beyond who are working endlessly to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we thank you not only on National Doctors' Day (today, March 30) but everyday. We appreciate your long hours and sacrifice to help those who are suffering, to mitigate the spread, and to keep our community healthy. ... See MoreSee Less

Yes!! Thank you so much to all the doctors and medical staff out there sacrificing for us all! We appreciate you more than we could ever express.

Applications for the City's tax relief for low income elderly and disabled homeowners are due soon. Please submit as close to the April 1 deadline as you can with whatever documentation you have readily available. Visit www.winchesterva.gov/commissioner-of-the-revenue/forms for the form and details. Submit forms via: mail (P.O. Box 546, Winchester, VA 22604), fax (540-667-8937), email (commrevenue@winchesterva.gov), or place the completed form in the drop box outside the Creamery building, 21 S. Kent Street (look for the glass entryway facing the parking lot entrance). ... See MoreSee Less

Applications for the Citys tax relief for low income elderly and disabled homeowners are due soon.  Please submit as close to the April 1 deadline as you can with whatever documentation you have readily available. Visit https://www.winchesterva.gov/commissioner-of-the-revenue/forms for the form and details. Submit forms via:  mail (P.O. Box 546, Winchester, VA 22604), fax (540-667-8937), email (commrevenue@winchesterva.gov), or place the completed form in the drop box outside the Creamery building, 21 S. Kent Street (look for the glass entryway facing the parking lot entrance).

NEW ORDER: Effective today, Governor Northam has issued a stay-at-home executive order for all Virginians to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Details: www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-855702-en.html ... See MoreSee Less

NEW ORDER: Effective today, Governor Northam has issued a stay-at-home executive order for all Virginians to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Details: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-855702-en.html

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Rosie Caldera

He is the worst governor Virginia has ever had. June 10th, the day after important Primary voting on the 9th! He is definitely using this virus for his own agenda and making it political forcing everyone to do absentee ballots which will probably "get lost", "not received in time", or just "not counted"! Who's to say he won't shut down the state until after the Nov election?!

Well not all Virginian because some of still have to take a chance of catching it by still going to work ... all as of everyone should mean everyone don't matter if it is non essential or essential everyone should matter

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From VDH: Social distancing is truly an effective and proven way to slow the spread of the virus. With nice weather, public parks and gathering spots are of particular concern. People weary of being inside may want to go out and gather. VA Governor's Executive Order 53 prohibits gatherings of 10 or more people (regardless of age) in public or private spaces, inside and out. ✅ Please practice social distancing (stay at least 6 ft apart from anyone not in your household), ✅ cover your coughs and sneezes, ✅ stay home if you are sick, and ✅ do not gather in groups. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

From VDH: Social distancing is truly an effective and proven way to slow the spread of the virus. With nice weather, public parks and gathering spots are of particular concern. People weary of being inside may want to go out and gather. VA Governors Executive Order 53 prohibits gatherings of 10 or more people (regardless of age) in public or private spaces, inside and out. ✅ Please practice social distancing (stay at least 6 ft apart from anyone not in your household), ✅ cover your coughs and sneezes, ✅ stay home if you are sick, and ✅ do not gather in groups. Thank you!

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LFHD: Many forms of exercise can be practiced while maintaining social distancing, including,🚶🏼‍♂️walking, 🏃‍♀️ running, 🚴🏿‍♂️ cycling, 🥾 hiking, 🏌️‍♀️ golf (no clubhouse, bring your own clubs and balls), 🎾 singles tennis, and 🏊🏾‍♀️ swimming (one of the things you can still legally do at the beach). All can easily take place without exposing additional people. Abide by the social distancing, group ban and hygiene requirements to keep parks and these activities in public areas accessible for all.

Winchester Parks & Recreation is hosting a virtual SPIRIT WEEK! Join in on the fun and share a photo each day of your participation. 😀
Use hashtag #WPRDSpiritWeek when posting your picture on your page.It's our first virtual SPIRIT WEEK! Join us and share a picture of you doing these activities. Have fun! 🥳 Use hashtag: #WPRDSpiritWeek.
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Winchester Parks & Recreation is hosting a virtual SPIRIT WEEK! Join in on the fun and share a photo each day of your participation. 😀 
Use hashtag #WPRDSpiritWeek when posting your picture on your page.

Current and upcoming road closures:
🚧 Pall Mall Street - Today and March 30-31
🚧 Chestnut Street - Today and March 30
🚧 Bellview Avenue - March 30
Details: www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/current-road-closures
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Current and upcoming road closures:
🚧 Pall Mall Street - Today and March 30-31
🚧 Chestnut Street - Today and March 30
🚧 Bellview Avenue - March 30
Details: www.winchesterva.gov/public-works/current-road-closures

Check out this new program from WPD for kids 10 and under. 🎂💙

Winchester Police Department
We 💙 our community. And we miss seeing all of you at our usual community outreach events. We have an exciting new program that we're beginning to bring joy to our youngest residents (10 and under) who will be missing out on fun birthday activities in the next couple of months - watch the video (sound on!) for details!

Parents, if you:
🥳 Are a resident of the City of Winchester (ZIP 22601) and...
🎂 Have a child that is ten years old or younger who...
🎈Has a birthday in April or May, then...
contact Lt. Amanda Behan to arrange a special, personalized birthday wish from a Winchester Police Officer at your home (social distancing compliant) for your child!

👝 amanda.behan@winchesterva.gov
📞540-545-4716
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If your business or organization is interested in making donations to help the Commonwealth respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.winchesterva.gov/covid-19-donations for details. The VA Department of Emergency Management is leading this effort. ❤️ Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

If your business or organization is interested in making donations to help the Commonwealth respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit https://www.winchesterva.gov/covid-19-donations for details. The VA Department of Emergency Management is leading this effort. ❤️ Thank you!

Looking for something fun and educational to do with your children? Have fun coloring and learning about Winchester history with this coloring book: www.winchesterva.gov/sites/default/files/documents/history/275thanniversary-coloring-book-web.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for something fun and educational to do with your children? Have fun coloring and learning about Winchester history with this coloring book: https://www.winchesterva.gov/sites/default/files/documents/history/275thanniversary-coloring-book-web.pdf

Chestnut Street between Woodstock Ln and Berryville Ave will be repaved on March 27 and March 30 (weather permitting). 🚧 Closed to thru traffic. ... See MoreSee Less

Chestnut Street between Woodstock Ln and Berryville Ave will be repaved on March 27 and March 30 (weather permitting). 🚧 Closed to thru traffic.

To minimize public gatherings, reduce the spread of germs, and ensure the safety of everyone, the community is encouraged to watch the March 31, 2020 Council meetings online (live broadcast of these meetings will not be available on Comcast cable channel 6). Like to address Council (re: public comments section or public hearing item on agenda)? Please do so by using the new online comment form. Comments submitted by 8 am on Monday, March 30 will be provided to Council that day. More info and link to form: www.winchesterva.gov/new-online-public-comment-form-available-march-31-council-meetings ... See MoreSee Less

To minimize public gatherings, reduce the spread of germs, and ensure the safety of everyone, the community is encouraged to watch the March 31, 2020 Council meetings online (live broadcast of these meetings will not be available on Comcast cable channel 6). Like to address Council (re: public comments section or public hearing item on agenda)? Please do so by using the new online comment form. Comments submitted by 8 am on Monday, March 30 will be provided to Council that day. More info and link to form: https://www.winchesterva.gov/new-online-public-comment-form-available-march-31-council-meetings

March is Flood Awareness Month, and in Virginia, March 8-14 was Flood Awareness Week! City Engineer Kelly Henshaw joined host Barry Lee in the new publiCITY studio high atop East Piccadilly Street to talk about the City's flood management system, the importance of flood insurance, and an interactive tool for citizens to find out how their homes would fare in the event of a flood. ... See MoreSee Less

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(UPDATED) Links to resources mentioned and contact info: 1) City's Interactive Map: gis.winchesterva.gov/prelimfloodhazard/; 2) Flood Awareness: www.dcr.virginia.gov/dam-safety-and-floodplains/floodawareness; 3) Flood insurance resource: www.floodsmart.gov/; 4) Flood preparedness: www.vaemergency.gov/threats/floods/; and 5) City's Engineering Department, 540-667-1815 or engineering@winchesterva.gov.

How about providing a link to the resources that you mention during these videos?

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Are there any cases confirmed in the city?

TIPS for social distancing from VDH:
www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/prevention-tips/

Social distancing involves changing your day-to-day routine to reduce close contact with others. These changes will likely be challenging and disrupting. If everyone practices social distancing, it can have a real and important impact to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the community. Slowing the spread can help protect those most vulnerable to severe disease, reduce the impact on the healthcare system, and “buy some time” for scientists to develop a vaccine and treatment medications.
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TIPS for social distancing from VDH:
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/prevention-tips/

Social distancing involves changing your day-to-day routine to reduce close contact with others. These changes will likely be challenging and disrupting. If everyone practices social distancing, it can have a real and important impact to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the community. Slowing the spread can help protect those most vulnerable to severe disease, reduce the impact on the healthcare system, and “buy some time” for scientists to develop a vaccine and treatment medications.

Winchester EDA now offers a Disaster Relief Funding Program for small businesses in the city. Details: www.winchesterva.gov/winchester-eda-offering-disaster-relief-funding-program-small-businesses ... See MoreSee Less

Winchester EDA now offers a Disaster Relief Funding Program for small businesses in the city. Details: https://www.winchesterva.gov/winchester-eda-offering-disaster-relief-funding-program-small-businesses

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EDA will probably give all to a developer of some god-awful apts. like approved on Piccadilly!

Awesome

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According to some, this is a viable reason to defy visitation orders.

March 23 (2 pm) update from Governor Northam, "Our priority is to save lives." (See comment section below for clarifications as provided in the Governor's order):
❗️All public schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year.
❗️At midnight on Tuesday, additional restrictions will go into affect for businesses (details coming to the Governor's website: www.governor.virginia.gov/)
❗️Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned for at least 30 days.
❗️Need food? Text FOOD or COMIDA to 877877 for a list of food sites in your area.
"We need to put aside what we want and replace it with what we need...it will require all of us to sacrifice...we will get through this together."

Governor of Virginia
I'm making an announcement about our ongoing, statewide COVID-19 response efforts.
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Other: Professional businesses not listed specifically in the order must utilize telework as much as possible. Where telework is not feasible, such businesses must adhere to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing procedures, and apply relevant workplace guidance from state and federal authorities, including CDC, OSHA, and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. Businesses in violation of this order may be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor. Nothing in Executive Order Fifty-Three limits the provision of health care or medical services, access to essential services for low-income residents, such as food banks; the operations of the media; law enforcement agencies; or operations of government.

Clarification on dining and on-site alcohol establishments: All dining and congregation areas in the following establishments must close to the public beginning at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. These establishments may continue to offer delivery and/or takeout services. Establishments include: Restaurants; Dining establishments; Food courts; Farmers markets; Breweries; Microbreweries; Distilleries; Wineries; and Tasting rooms.

Clarification on non-essential business closing requirement: The following recreation and entertainment businesses are considered non-essential and must close to the public beginning at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020: ➡️ Theaters, performing arts centers, concert venues, museums, and other indoor entertainment centers; ➡️ Fitness centers, gymnasiums, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities; ➡️ Beauty salons, barber shops, spas, massage parlors, tanning salons, tattoo shops, and any other location where personal care or personal grooming services are performed that would not allow compliance with social distancing guidelines to remain six feet apart; ➡️ Racetracks and historic horse racing facilities; ➡️ Bowling alleys, skating rinks, arcades, amusement parks, trampoline parks, fairs, arts and craft facilities, aquariums, zoos, escape rooms, indoor shooting ranges, public and private social clubs, and all other places of indoor public amusement.

Clarification on public school closure: All schools will remain closed through the end of this academic year. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will issue guidance to help divisions execute plans to continue instruction, while ensuring students are served equitably, regardless of income level, access to technology, English learner status, or special needs. This includes options for additional instruction through summer programming, integrating instruction into coursework next year, and allowing students to make up content. VDOE will submit a waiver to the federal government to lift end-of-year testing requirements and is exploring options to waive state mandated tests.

Clarification on new 10 people ban: All gatherings of more than 10 people are banned statewide, beginning at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This does not include gatherings that involve the provision of health care or medical services, access to essential services for low-income residents, such as food banks; operations of the media; law enforcement agencies; or operations of government.

Clarification for retail businesses: The following retail businesses are considered essential and may remain open during normal business hours: ➡️ Grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retailers that sell food and beverage products or pharmacy products, including dollar stores, and department stores with grocery or pharmacy operations; ➡️ Medical, laboratory, and vision supply retailers; ➡️ Electronic retailers that sell or service cell phones, computers, tablets, and other communications technology; ➡️ Automotive parts, accessories, and tire retailers as well as automotive repair facilities; ➡️ Home improvement, hardware, building material, and building supply retailers; ➡️ Lawn and garden equipment retailers; ➡️ Beer, wine, and liquor stores; ➡️ Retail functions of gas stations and convenience stores; ➡️ Retail located within healthcare facilities; ➡️ Banks and other financial institutions with retail functions; ➡️ Pet stores and feed stores; ➡️ Printing and office supply stores; and ➡️ Laundromats and dry cleaners. All essential retail establishments must, to the extent possible, adhere to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing practices on common surfaces, and other appropriate workplace guidance from state and federal authorities. Any brick-and-mortar retail business not listed above must limit all in-person shopping to no more than 10 patrons per establishment, adhere to social distancing recommendations, sanitize common surfaces, and apply relevant workplace guidance from state and federal authorities. If any such business cannot adhere to the 10-patron limit with proper social distancing requirements, it must close.

Love Jean look at this. This something Carolyn and Wendy need to see

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FYI: All playgrounds in Jim Barnett Park and the city's neighborhood parks are closed to help slow the spread of germs. Please stay home as much as possible and help slow the curve!❌ Playgrounds in all city parks are closed until further notice in an effort to help prevent the spread of germs.
✅ Please do your part and practice social distancing, proper hand washing, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home whenever possible, especially if you are sick. Thank you!
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FYI: All playgrounds in Jim Barnett Park and the citys neighborhood parks are closed to help slow the spread of germs. Please stay home as much as possible and help slow the curve!

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How has it taken this long to shut down the playgrounds?

I can’t see. Are they roped off?

I assumed they already were

About time!

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VDH: Virginia's health is in your hands. 👐 Help stop the spread of #COVID19 by practicing social distancing. Learn more ➡️ vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus ... See MoreSee Less

VDH: Virginias health is in your hands. 👐 Help stop the spread of #COVID19 by practicing social distancing. Learn more ➡️ vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus

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So now with 2 cases confirmed nearby yall gonna shutter the city yet or wait for there to be many more before you take any real or helpful actions for us here? City of Winchester VA - Local Government

Here are some helpful shopping tips to help you stay safe during the #COVID19 pandemic.
www.winchesterva.gov/coronavirus
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Here are some helpful shopping tips to help you stay safe during the #COVID19 pandemic.
www.winchesterva.gov/coronavirus

Message from Valley Health:

Winchester Medical Center
Valley Health System President and CEO, Mark H. Merrill, shares a message about Valley Health's preparation and response to COVID-19. Our team of highly-trained professionals are working around the clock to help curb the spread of coronavirus, to ensure our residents know how to access testing, and to provide high-quality, safe care for all who need it.

For the latest COVID-19 info and updates from Valley Health, visit valleyhealthlink.com/coronavirus
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I unfortunately ended up in WMC emergency room with my daughter for non Covid19 issues Friday evening and was very impressed with the system they had in place...I had originally taken her to their Rutherford urget care location because I was a little fearful being exposed to so many people at the ER but she needed to be transported to the ER because they didn't have the testing capabilities we needed...both locations masked and hand sanitized everyone and triaged them at the entrance...they are doing a great job in protecting patients and themselves all while delivering care...

City of Winchester VA - Local Government how about you do the hospital a favor and shut the town down to prevent further spread?

VDH: If 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 ... See MoreSee Less

VDH: If you experience mild signs of illness such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, its important to STAY HOME! Even mild symptoms such as these can spread the infection to others. Learn more: bit.ly/3beoAGj

🏠 Please do your part and practice social distancing, avoid gatherings, and stay home as much as possible to help slow the spread of germs. Thank you! 😍 www.winchesterva.gov/coronavirus
State health officials: "We do not have medication or a vaccine for COVID-19. The only thing we have to stop the spread of this disease is social distancing, so please do your part."
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🏠 Please do your part and practice social distancing, avoid gatherings, and stay home as much as possible to help slow the spread of germs. Thank you! 😍 www.winchesterva.gov/coronavirus
State health officials: We do not have medication or a vaccine for COVID-19. The only thing we have to stop the spread of this disease is social distancing, so please do your part.

City's COVID-19 March 20, 2020 update regarding:
1️⃣ Downtown meter enforcement (suspended through 4/3)
2️⃣ Public transit changes
3️⃣ Online resources
4️⃣ For businesses
5️⃣ Upcoming Council meetings
6️⃣ Public meetings
7️⃣ Circuit Court Clerk's office services
Read update details: www.winchesterva.gov/covid-19-city-services-update
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Citys COVID-19 March 20, 2020 update regarding: 
1️⃣ Downtown meter enforcement (suspended through 4/3)
2️⃣ Public transit changes
3️⃣ Online resources
4️⃣ For businesses
5️⃣ Upcoming Council meetings
6️⃣ Public meetings
7️⃣ Circuit Court Clerks office services
Read update details: https://www.winchesterva.gov/covid-19-city-services-update

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Victoria Cheryl Lindsay more coordinated resources

Message from Mayor John David Smith, Jr.: “Thank you to everyone who is taking the pandemic seriously and following recommendations by the CDC and State Officials. We know this is hard on our residents, families, businesses and tourism attractions. Please take care of one another and help out those who are at risk or in need. We are thinking of all of you and working hard to keep City services going with little to no interruptions. Our Development Services Team has offered their assistance to local businesses. Social Services is continuing to provide benefits and services to those in need, and all City departments are finding ways to continue services while keeping everyone safe. We are closely following the Commonwealth’s lead and sharing information as we receive it from the Governor, VDH or CDC. If you have any questions about the City’s pandemic response or services, please let us know. We will get through this together and we will be stronger and more prepared for the future. Take care and be safe!” More info: www.winchesterva.gov/coronavirus ... See MoreSee Less

Message from Mayor John David Smith, Jr.: “Thank you to everyone who is taking the pandemic seriously and following recommendations by the CDC and State Officials. We know this is hard on our residents, families, businesses and tourism attractions. Please take care of one another and help out those who are at risk or in need. We are thinking of all of you and working hard to keep City services going with little to no interruptions. Our Development Services Team has offered their assistance to local businesses. Social Services is continuing to provide benefits and services to those in need, and all City departments are finding ways to continue services while keeping everyone safe. We are closely following the Commonwealth’s lead and sharing information as we receive it from the Governor, VDH or CDC. If you have any questions about the City’s pandemic response or services, please let us know. We will get through this together and we will be stronger and more prepared for the future. Take care and be safe!” More info: www.winchesterva.gov/coronavirus

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Take early action now! Following the commonwealth’s lead may put us in a situation where we are reactive and more people will get sick, or worse die from this. Our time to flatten the curve is now. Winchester be proactive! Tell people to stay at home.

Thank you!!

Crews began paving Cameron Street (from Piccadilly to Clark Streets) today and will continue paving, weather permitting, on Friday 3/20, Monday 3/23, and Tuesday 3/24. Remember to use caution while driving in this area - one lane on Cameron St. will remain open at all times, and connecting streets may occasionally have short closings depending on the location of the work. ... See MoreSee Less

Crews began paving Cameron Street (from Piccadilly to Clark Streets) today and will continue paving, weather permitting, on Friday 3/20, Monday 3/23, and Tuesday 3/24. Remember to use caution while driving in this area - one lane on Cameron St. will remain open at all times, and connecting streets may occasionally have short closings depending on the location of the work.

Today's issue of CitE-News has arrived. Check it out, stay informed, subscribe to have the newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, and view archived issues at www.winchesterva.gov/enews. ... See MoreSee Less

Todays issue of CitE-News has arrived. Check it out, stay informed, subscribe to have the newsletter delivered to your inbox each week, and view archived issues at www.winchesterva.gov/enews.

Details from the Governor about the recent mandate and more.This morning, I updated Virginians on the coronavirus outbreak and announced several additional actions we are taking to mitigate the spread of the virus in our Commonwealth and #FlattenTheCurve.

Right now, 67 people have tested positive for #COVID19, and sadly 2 have died.

I'm urging Virginians to further reduce the size of public gatherings to 10 people or less, per federal guidelines. Essential services like manufacturers, distribution centers, airports, bus and train stations, medical facilities, grocery stores, and pharmacies aren't included.

I am ordering all restaurants, fitness centers, and theaters to significantly reduce their capacity to 10 patrons, or close. We encourage restaurants to continue offering carry-out and takeaway options.

Virginians with chronic health conditions and those 65 and older are at increased risk of severe illness from #COVID19 and should self-quarantine. We must all do our part to regularly check in with high-risk individuals who are staying at home.

We know this will affected many workers and businesses, and we're taking steps to support those who are impacted by these decisions. Learn more here: www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Frequently-Asked-Que...

And we're helping working Virginians impacted by the #COVID19 outbreak by:
➡️ waiving the waiting period for unemployment benefits
➡️ enhancing eligibility for unemployment
➡️ loosening restrictions for those receiving unemployment insurance

I've ordered the VirginiaDMV to temporarily close. You can still renew a driver's license or vehicle registration online, and we will grant a 60-day extension those who can't renew online, or whose license or registration expires before May 15.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Virginia granted my request to declare a judicial emergency in Virginia, which includes a prohibition on new eviction cases for tenants who are unable to pay rent as a result of #COVID19. www.courts.state.va.us/2020_0316_scv_order_declaration_of_judicial_emergency.pdf

The Virginia State Corporation Commission is directing the utilities it regulates—electric, natural gas, and water companies—to suspend service disconnections for 60 days. This action will provide immediate relief to customers, residential and business, who have been financially affected by #COVID19.

We can, and we will get through this difficult and unprecedented public health crisis. But we must work together to do so.

For a comprehensive list of actions we are taking to combat #COVID19 in Virginia, visit virginia.gov/coronavirus.
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Details from the Governor about the recent mandate and more.

🚧 Paving on N. Cameron Street between Piccadilly and Clark Streets is expected to begin Thursday, 3/19 and end Tuesday 3/24, weather permitting. One lane on Cameron St. will remain open at all times. Connecting streets may have short closings occasionally depending on the location of the work. ☺️ Thank you for your patience.
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🚧 Paving on N. Cameron Street between Piccadilly and Clark Streets is expected to begin Thursday, 3/19 and end Tuesday 3/24, weather permitting. One lane on Cameron St. will remain open at all times. Connecting streets may have short closings occasionally depending on the location of the work. ☺️ Thank you for your patience. 
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From Virginia Governor: "In an effort to increase social distancing to inhibit the spread of the virus, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that all restaurants, fitness centers and theaters are mandated to significantly reduce seating capacity to 10 patrons or close; while encouraged to continue carry-out and takeaway options."
Details: www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Order-of-the-Governo...
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From Virginia Governor: In an effort to increase social distancing to inhibit the spread of the virus, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that all restaurants, fitness centers and theaters are mandated to significantly reduce seating capacity to 10 patrons or close; while encouraged to continue carry-out and takeaway options. 
Details: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Order-of-the-Governor-and-State-Health-Commissioner-Declaration-of-Public-Health-Emergency.pdf

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I work at gas station so I cant work from home

There’s no point to this if I still gotta goto work everyday with 200 plus other people lol

I think this is a good compromise

Yasime Rachael Norton

George Bridgett 10 or less WOOT WOOT

Sherry Dempster

Limit everything to 10 people or less or else close down. Everybody else self quarantine yourselves and work from home. Well, that's only IF you do not work at a blue collar manufacturing plant, warehouse, etc. Even if yoir place of employment employs 100's of people. Then you all report to work as usual and if you do not come into work your employer will still write you up and/or fire you for missing work. That sounds totally fair.

Then how are daycares still open? This don't make since.

He's a joke

Now we’re getting a taste of communism

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We understand that this is a difficult time for our businesses. Tonight (3/17/20), City Council approved a resolution (R-2020-13) to direct the City Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue to not impose penalties and interest upon certain local taxes (meals, transient occupancy and admission taxes) during the pandemic. This will allow businesses additional time to pay certain taxes without penalty, interest and collection activities. Council also strongly recommended that the City Treasurer not undertake collection actions upon any business that fails to pay any of the taxes subject to this relief. ... See MoreSee Less

We understand that this is a difficult time for our businesses. Tonight (3/17/20), City Council approved a resolution (R-2020-13) to direct the City Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue to not impose penalties and interest upon certain local taxes (meals, transient occupancy and admission taxes) during the pandemic. This will allow businesses additional time to pay certain taxes without penalty, interest and collection activities. Council also strongly recommended that the City Treasurer not undertake collection actions upon any business that fails to pay any of the taxes subject to this relief.

WPS is offering free meals to their students: "Beginning Wednesday, March 18, we will have 12 meal sites available within the city. At each site, students may receive lunch for that day and breakfast for the next day at no cost. The meal sites will be available from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Locations List: bit.ly/2TVMwIX (or use map link below). Find the closest location and look for the yellow school bus. Anyone under the age of 18 is eligible for a meal regardless of free or reduced meal status. At least one child must be present in order to receive meals for the other children in the household."
Map: www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1yq4TOzmBX0ySQd7CdDH5DwAggW_-P0CG&hl=en&ll=39.17038801727457%2C-...
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WPS is offering free meals to their students: Beginning Wednesday, March 18, we will have 12 meal sites available within the city. At each site, students may receive lunch for that day and breakfast for the next day at no cost. The meal sites will be available from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Locations List: http://bit.ly/2TVMwIX (or use map link below). Find the closest location and look for the yellow school bus. Anyone under the age of 18 is eligible for a meal regardless of free or reduced meal status. At least one child must be present in order to receive meals for the other children in the household.
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1yq4TOzmBX0ySQd7CdDH5DwAggW_-P0CG&hl=en&ll=39.17038801727457%2C-78.16568039999999&z=13

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Is this Monday-Friday only??

Renee Clairece Wotring

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam: To slow the spread of the virus and flatten the curve, everyone must use common sense and good judgement. "Everyone has a personal responsibility in this situation and a role in being a part of the solution." Urges Virginians to practice social distancing and not to go to St. Patrick's Day parties. "If you do, you are putting others at risk." He announced that VA will follow federal guidelines regarding gatherings of no more than 10 people. Also closing all DMV offices (online services available). Watch video for details: www.facebook.com/WTKR3/videos/207309787011433/ or read the news release: www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-854487-en.html.

WTKR News 3
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Here's the news release with the information discussed during the press conference: www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-854487-en.html.

No blackface today?

If you are interested in watching the City Council Special Meeting tonight at 5 pm (no comment period on agenda), please stay home and watch online (see link below) or on Comcast cable ch. 6. Otherwise, the meeting video will be available anytime at the below link and the video will be replayed on ch. 6 on Wed., March 18 at 12 pm and Thur., March 19 at 6 pm.
➡️ Watch Live: winchesterva.civicweb.net/Portal/CitizenEngagement.aspx
➡️ Agenda: winchesterva.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=1223
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If you are interested in watching the City Council Special Meeting tonight at 5 pm (no comment period on agenda), please stay home and watch online (see link below) or on Comcast cable ch. 6. Otherwise, the meeting video will be available anytime at the below link and the video will be replayed on ch. 6 on Wed., March 18 at 12 pm and Thur., March 19 at 6 pm. 
➡️ Watch Live: https://winchesterva.civicweb.net/Portal/CitizenEngagement.aspx
➡️ Agenda: https://winchesterva.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=1223

Winchester Police DepartmentEffective March 17, 2020: Public access to the Timbrook Public Safety Center will be allowed in an emergency and by appointment, when necessary. The Winchester Police Department will continue to provide response to all calls for service; however, reports may be taken by phone on a case by case basis. Officers responding to calls for service may ask the public to step outside in order to have a healthier environment.

Phone: 540-545-4705 and Email: police@winchesterva.gov for the following:

Permits:No new massage, gold, pawn, or taxi permits will be accepted at this time. Renewals of permits will only be handled electronically and by phone.

Parking tickets: Payments will be not accepted in person. Payment for parking tickets can be paid by phone, online, and drop box only. Request for an appeal for parking tickets can be made by phone. You will then be given instruction on how to complete the necessary form.

Records request: Will not be accepted in person. Request for records and accident reports must be made by phone or email.

Fingerprinting: Suspended unless determined necessary. Please call to find out if you are eligible.
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We're doing our part. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, all City buildings will be closed to the public. City services WILL continue and staff will be available via phone and email during the closure. Please conduct business with the City online or via email, phone, mail or drop box. Details: www.winchesterva.gov/city-buildings-close-public-beginning-march-17. Please do your part and remember to follow all recommendations by the CDC and VDH. ... See MoreSee Less

Were doing our part. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, all City buildings will be closed to the public. City services WILL continue and staff will be available via phone and email during the closure. Please conduct business with the City online or via email, phone, mail or drop box. Details: https://www.winchesterva.gov/city-buildings-close-public-beginning-march-17. Please do your part and remember to follow all recommendations by the CDC and VDH.

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What about the City of Winchester Clerk of Circuit Court?

Awesome! But I bet you still expect all of the small businesses that are getting kicked in the groin right now to show up with their tax payments on Friday, right?

Just an FYI! Chic-fil-A !! ..is only open on the outside drive thru until April? Be careful on Pleasant Valley Rd!

It's VA Flood Awareness Week: Did you know a car can be taken away in as little as 12 inches of water? Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Learn more: www.weather.gov/safety/flood-turn-around-dont-drown ... See MoreSee Less

Its VA Flood Awareness Week: Did you know a car can be taken away in as little as 12 inches of water? Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Learn more: https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood-turn-around-dont-drown

DYK: The Census is CONFIDENTIAL. The Census Bureau is not permitted to share your personal information with any other agency or organization. Each Census worker takes a
lifelong oath to keep your information private, at risk of a $250,000 fine and up to five years in jail.
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