#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... See MoreSee Less
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.
Jim Barnett Park 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! ... See MoreSee Less
10 questions, 10 minutes = More 💲 to help Winchester, VA to respond to disasters, complete infrastructure projects and educate our youth. If you haven't already, please take time to complete the 2020 Census today online or by phone: 2020census.gov/. #EveryoneCounts... See MoreSee Less
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! ☀️⚽️🤸♀️🚴🏾♂️🏀🧘🏿♀️ ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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... See MoreSee Less
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
Winchester Economic Development Director Shawn Hershberger sat socially distanced from host Barry Lee at the Rouss Review studio to discuss the steps that the Economic Development Authority is taking to help local businesses struggling in the wake of the Coronavirus. Also in this episode:
▪️ Council BLUF: March 31 meeting ▪️ Now U Know: Coronavirus facts ▪️ Upcoming Events & Programs: Things to do while social distancing ▪️ Coronavirus Updates with Communications Director Amy Simmons
You can bet that it will go up and hard to afford now with the 2 of us at over $100 a month.If we stop building in Winchester and the surrounding area we will not need to keep building things that cost us taxpayers more and can live with what we have and not become Little Washington like our city wants.It is running us out of town to build for the Washington retires to have it better than the ones that made this town what it was...comfortable without over paid City employees that want to keep building .
Can't wait for this new water meter exchange...Hope it lowers my bill.
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.
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
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... 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: www.winchesterva.gov/treasurer/dog-licenses... See MoreSee Less
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
So are they going to test all employees that work in the same hospitals / facilities as these employees who tested positive? To help stop the spread into the community and other employees/staff?!? We have been told it can take up to 14 days to display symptoms. We as a community are in this together.
April 1 is U.S. Census Day and the perfect time to complete your online Census form if you haven't already. Respond online, by phone or by mail. 📨 You should have received an invitation in the mail or visit 2020census.gov/en/about-questions.html for details and a link to the form. ... 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! 🥰 ... 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.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
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 (email@example.com), 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
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
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
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. ... See MoreSee Less
The FDA issued guidance today on a Temporary Policy Regarding Nutrition Labeling of Certain Packaged Food During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The FDA is issuing this guidance to provide restaurants and food manufacturers with flexibility regarding nutrition labeling so that they can sell certain packaged foods during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, restaurants may have purchased ingredients that they can no longer use to prepare restaurant food and instead wish to sell to their customers. Details: www.fda.gov/food/cfsan-constituent-updates/fda-provides-temporary-flexibility-regarding-nutrition...... See MoreSee Less
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!
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
Over the past few weeks, Valley Health has been contacted by a number of concerned citizens and businesses all wanting to help us win the battle against COVID-19. One popular idea is hand-sewn masks t...
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
Today's issue of CitE-News, the City's weekly e-newsletter, is now available. Check it out to stay informed or subscribe to have CitE-News delivered to your inbox every Wednesday at www.winchesterva.gov/enews.
To minimize in-person contact and public gatherings, reduce the spread of COVID-19, and ensure the safety of the public, City staff and Council members, we encourage you to watch the March 31, 2020 Co...
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
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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."
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:
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
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! ... See MoreSee Less
Lord Fairfax Health District Identifies First Local COVID-19 Case; Works to Identify and Notify Contacts March 22, 2020 Media Contact: Lorrie Andrew-Spear, firstname.lastname@example.org Lord Fa...
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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
🏠 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." ... See MoreSee Less
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... 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... See MoreSee Less
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.
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
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
Any Virginia small business owners being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, please take the time to complete the following survey provided by the Virginia Department of Small Businesses: surveymonkey.com/r/7RMY8SH Info will be used for fed disaster relief ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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.
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. ... See MoreSee Less
🚧 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. Old Town Winchester, VA... See MoreSee Less
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
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.
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
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-...... See MoreSee Less
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.
As a proactive measure, Interim City Manager Mary Price has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Winchester. As of today, there have been no confirmed cases in Winchester. If there is an outbreak in Winchester, this declaration will allow the City to be eligible for potential federal and state aid should the damage threshold be reached for the state. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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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. ... See MoreSee Less
For families of all ages, a global pandemic can be alarming and confusing. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading throughout the United States now, specifically, and has led to school and publi...
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
Slow the spread: The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Protect yourself and others: 1️⃣ Put distance between yourself and others. Stay home and only go out if necessary. Avoid large groups and crowded areas (especially those who are most at risk). 2️⃣ Wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth. 3️⃣ Stay home if you are sick. 4️⃣ Completely cover coughs and sneezes. 5️⃣ Clean and disinfect often. ➡️ www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html... See MoreSee Less
Dont cancel. This will all blow over. You're going to crash the economy cancelling everything for a .2% risk to folks under 60. Just make it clear these events highly recommend those at risk stay away.
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. ... See MoreSee Less