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Posted on: April 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] April 20, 5 p.m. Update - CDC Info for Food/Grocery Pick-up and Delivery Drivers; DMV Select Update

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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders

Virtual Budget Community Meeting
We are hosting a Virtual Budget Community Meeting this Thursday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m. A Q&A will follow a brief overview of the proposed budget and we need your Q’s!. Please send in questions before or during the meeting. Details at

DMV Select
While all County facilities are closed to the public, James City County DMV Select – Toano, will begin processing the following transactions via the U.S. mail service (3127 Forge Road, Toano, VA 23168) and through our “drop boxes” (these boxes are located at each entrance to the EOC building, 3127 Forge Road, Toano, Virginia):

  • Vehicle Titles and Registrations
    Original (with or without liens), substitute and replacement titles and title maintenance (to change information on title records, adding/removing of names). Original registrations, renewals (including fleets), transfers, re-issues, and plate surrenders.
  • License Plates
    Specialized and personalized plate orders, including the issuance of motorcycle, permanent trailer, truck, taxicab and local government use plates.
  • Permits and Placards
    Trip permits and overload permits. Original issue of handicapped parking placards.
  • Transcript Requests
    Driver and vehicle transcripts (helpful for those who apply for job where a driver’s transcript is needed initially, submitted periodically or checked by their employer).

Only personal or cashier checks, and money orders will be accepted. Please allow 5 to 10 business days for processing.

Business Updates
The Save Small Business Fund has been established the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants nationwide to as many small employers located in economically vulnerable communities. Applications are now open. Businesses must employ between three and 20 people. Economically vulnerable communities are identified by zip code. Eligible zip codes located in James City County include 23185 and 23188; 23168 is not eligible.

Many County restaurants remain open for business with curbside and delivery options. If you are a restaurant located in James City County that is open and is not included please email

Business owners are encouraged to sign up for the Economic Development Emergency Information newsletter. Subscribe online: You can view the April 20 news online:

For more information for businesses, please visit

Social Services
Have you lost your job or had your hours reduced due to COVID-19? You may be eligible for assistance through the Department of Social Services. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Parents: Sudden changes in routine, as well as being home all the time can be hard for children.
Signs of stress include:
• Excessive worry or sadness
• Unhealthy sleeping or eating habits
• Difficulty with attention and concentration
Get tips for talking with your child about coronavirus: 

Information for:
Mail and Parcel Delivery Drivers
Food and Grocery Pick-up and Delivery Drivers
Rideshare, Taxi Limo and other Passenger Drivers-for-Hire

Need help? Know someone who does?
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others
- Call 911
- Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

Parks & Recreation Virtual Programming 
Interested in genealogy, want to learn a new language or need comforting activities for your child during these challenging times? Parks & Recreation wants to help you keep your spirits high and your mind and body well. Check out our new Virtual Programming page where you’ll find fun activities for all ages to do at home, in your yard, or in our parks. New offerings this week also include a virtual tour of hundreds of the world’s museums and more fitness videos. The list is updated weekly!

For more information
Hotline: 757-564-2140

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information:
- Virginia Department of Health (VDH):, Phone: 1-877-ASK-VDH3 or Peninsula Health District Call Center: 757-564-7069, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 
- FEMA Rumor Control: 

Media Contact:
Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer

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