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Following the Governor’s Emergency Declaration, James City County declared a local state of emergency at 11:30 a.m. today, March 13. The declaration is a precautionary move in the event it becomes necessary for the County to take further action.All County offices, facilities, recreation centers and libraries closed to the public at noon today, March 13 and will remain closed through the end of the day Monday, March 16. The Convenience Center located on Jolly Pond Road will remain open for trash disposal. County parks will remain open. We will share information on the courts when it is available.James City County officials are continuing to monitor and respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Our Office of Emergency Management, Public Safety, County Administration and others continue to communicate with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), as well as other localities and community agencies.For information on the number of cases, please go to the Virginia Department of Health’s web page at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider or immediately.Closings and Cancellations
Where to go for more information
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For information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):
What you can do:
To lower the risk of respiratory germ spread, including COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health encourages the following effective behaviors:
Scams and Reporting Price Gouging
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cautioning the public to be on the lookout for scammers taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. The FTC and U.S. Food and Drug Administration have jointly issued warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. Please visit the FTC website for more information.
Price-gouging protections are in effect now that Virginia is under a State of Emergency. If you see excessive price increases for COVID-19 necessities, report it to Attorney General Mark Herring’s office https://oag.state.va.us/consumer-protection/index.php/file-a-complaint?fbclid=IwAR2ZwzYjS5zXBd0n6470X9p62Nr9-Wh6aMuSxWRDMzlkGjLhFX_Fukh5SkM.Media Contact:Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer757-272-3337; firstname.lastname@example.org