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COVID-19 Updates and Reminders TestingTo assist public health officials contain the spread of COVID-19 in overlooked, under-tested, underserved and/or uninsured communities, Sentara Healthcare and the Peninsula Health District is offering free testing tomorrow, June 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Williamsburg House of Mercy. https://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4006&ARC=6129Phase TwoGovernor Northam has announced plans for most of Virginia to move into Phase Two beginning Friday, June 5. The full text of Executive Order Sixty-Five and Order of Public Health Emergency Six is available here. For more information, visit https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Virginia-Forward-Phase-Two-Guidelines.pdf.Personal Property/Real Estate TaxesPersonal property and real estate taxes are due tomorrow, June 5, A late payment penalty is waived until Aug. 5, 2020, however, 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. 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. For information on payment options, visit https://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3919&ARC=6170Social ServicesFamilies who received free or reduced lunch through their schools will be issued a one-time benefit called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT. https://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/pebt.cgi
Business Updates SCORE is hosting a webinar explaining loan forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program on Tuesday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. This webinar is free, but you must register in advance. https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900400037Businesses are encouraged to update their electronic communications regarding their operations especially as Phase Two of Forward Virginia begins. Make sure to update your website, social media and send an update to your email subscribers.Business 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=3751.
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-ElectionsSocial 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