Local Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To protect the health and safety of Virginians and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Governor Ralph Northam has issued a statewide "Stay at Home" order, which is in effect until June 10, 2020. The order directs all Virginians to stay home except in extremely limited circumstances. Individuals may leave their residence for allowable travel, including to seek medical attention, work, care for family or household members, obtain goods and services like groceries, prescriptions, and others as outlined in Executive Order Fifty-Three, and engage in outdoor activities with strict social distancing requirements. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about the Stay at Home order.
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the city is enhancing its social distancing measures. The following actions are effective immediately, and will remain in effect until further notice:
All city offices, facilities and buildings are closed to the public. This includes city hall, offices at city center, Treasurer’s Office, Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office, Voter Registrar’s Office, Visitor Center, public libraries, recreation centers, and senior centers. All city sponsored events, programs, classes and activities scheduled during this time are canceled.
Please note the City closures and cancellations below. These are subject to change and will be continually updated on the City of Newport News website.
- All City-sponsored special events
- All Active Lifestyle Programs and Senior Centers (including programs at Denbigh, DMCC and Midtown)
- All Youth Programs/ Sites (School Age Program) - coincides with School closures
- All large scale private events in parks or in recreation buildings
- All large athletic tournaments, meets, competitions - swimming, softball, soccer, hockey, tennis
- Administration at City Center
- Newport News Visitor Information Center
- Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
- Denbigh Community Center
- Riverview Gymnastics Center
- All indoor City-sponsored rentals, classes and activities
- Warwick Recreation Center
- Courthouse Way Community Center
- Virginia War Museum
- Newsome House
- Endview Plantation
- Warwick Courthouse
- Lee Hall Mansion
- Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center
- Stoney Run Athletic Complex 16
- Newport News Park Discovery Center
- Achievable Dream Tennis Center
- Golf Course Pro Shop (Business at Starter Shack only
- The James River Fishing Pier, including the Crab Shack restaurant, is closed.
- Parks remain open at this time; however park restrooms and picnic areas are closed.
- All playgrounds are closed.
- All recreation centers are closed.
- The golf course is open.
- Huntington Park Beach is closed to swimming and sunbathing.
- Picnic shelter reservations will not be taken until at least mid-April; additional guidance will be provided when the city resumes normal operations.
- The City’s 311 Call Center is available for residents and can be reached at 933-2311, email@example.com or www.nnva.gov/311.
City officials will re-evaluate these actions based on the status of the outbreak and guidance from the Virginia Department of Health before reopening facilities to the public.
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