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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders Mask Up Virginia - Help Reduce the Risk of Transmission
For more information on exceptions and more, visit https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/may/headline-857020-en.html.For tips on making sew and no-sew masks at home, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-make-cloth-face-covering.html Business UpdatesThe Virginia Department of Health has expanded the business section of their website and added a toolkit of signage available for businesses to print and use. Signage is available in English and Spanish. https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/schools-workplaces-community-locations/businesses/The National Restaurant Association has updated their guidance for restaurants reopening. https://go.restaurant.org/covid19-reopening-guideBusiness owners are encouraged to sign up for the Economic Development Emergency Information newsletter. Subscribe online: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/list.aspx?ListID=356. Previous messages are available online: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/list.aspx?PRVMSG=356.For more information for businesses, please visit https://www.yesjamescitycountyva.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3751Parks & Recreation James City County plans* to resume Parks & Recreation summer programming on June 29! For specific program and camp offerings and descriptions, dates, cost and all registration information, please visit our website starting June 1 (https://jamescitycountyva.gov/635/Parks-Recreation). Programs will follow social distancing and other safety procedures as outlined by CDC and the Governor of Virginia.
*Camp/class offerings are limited and subject to change based on CDC and Governor’s timelines and recommendations.Parks & Recreation wants to help you and your family stay engaged while feeling “safer at home.” Our Virtual Programming page offers outlets for activities for all ages to do at home, in your yard, or in our parks. Check out the latest offerings at https://jamescitycountyva.gov/3765/Virtual-Programming and our ongoing list of programming at https://jamescitycountyva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24687/Ongoing-Virtual-Programs-PDF.For information on parks and available amenities, visit https://jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3980. Voter Registration and Elections The next election for James City County voters is Tuesday, June 23 and it is a primary. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage all James City County Voters to Vote from Home by absentee ballot. Visit the website for your options for obtaining an application or making your request: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/1044/Voter-Registration-ElectionsPersonal Property and Real Estate TaxesJames City County personal property and real estate tax bills have been mailed and are due Friday, June 5. If you did not receive your tax bill, please call the Treasurer’s Office at 757-253-6705. Taxes are still due even if you did not receive the bill.The Board of Supervisors voted on May 5 to not charge a late payment penalty for personal property tax payments made between June 6, 2020 and midnight, Aug. 5, 2020. Interest will be charged at a rate of rate of ten percent (10%) per annum (about .83% monthly) for all payments made after June 5, 2020. Visit the website for more information: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3919 Social ServicesHave 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. https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3822 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 1-800-787-3224For more information- Hotline: 757-564-2140- https://jamescitycountyva.gov/covid- www.facebook.com/jamescitycounty- www.twitter.com/jamescitycountyCoronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information:- Virginia Department of Health (VDH): www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus, 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): www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ - FEMA Rumor Control: www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control Media Contact:Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer757-272-3337; firstname.lastname@example.org