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King and Queen County Declares Local Emergency

King and Queen County

Founded 1691 in Virginia

 

P.O. Box 177 • King and Queen Courthouse, Virginia 23085

Phone: (804) 785-5975 • (804) 769-5000

Fax: (804) 785-5999 • (804) 769-5070

 

 

KING AND QUEEN COUNTY DECLARES LOCAL EMERGENCY

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DATE: 3/17/2020

 

As of 12:00 a.m. today, King and Queen County declared a local emergency in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) pursuant to Virginia Code section 44- 146.21, as amended. COVID-19, a communicable disease that threatens public health is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant coordinated local government action to prevent or alleviate potential hardship or suffering. The Declaration is issued as a precautionary security measure to allow for the full powers of government to deal effectively with the emergency.

 

Public access to King and Queen County offices and buildings is suspended effective immediately until at least Tuesday, March 31st.

 

The public will have access to the Circuit and General District Courts. The Courts will issue their own notices.

 

Closed offices include County Administration, Building Official, Planning and Zoning, finance, Registrar, Social Services, and the offices of the Treasurer, Commissioner of the Revenue. The Department of Social Services will continue to respond to child and adult protective services reports. Documents for Social Services may be left in the drop box in the front hallway of the Administrative building.  Tax payments to the Treasurer’s office can be made on-line or left in the drop-box in the front hallway of the Administrative building.

 

All public meetings scheduled during this time may be canceled and rescheduled later.

 

All County Staff will report to work as usual or as directed by their supervisor. County staff will be available to conduct business and assist the public over the phone or by email. Additional updates, notices, information and announcements will be posted on the County website, www.kingandqueenco.net.