Page County declares local emergency

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Page Valley News will have continuing coverage of the Coronavirus' impact on Page County

~ Press release issued by Page County on March 17

Following decision by the President of the United States to proclaim a national emergency and the Governor of Virginia to declare a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the County of Page has officially declared a local emergency as of 10 a.m. March 17, 2020.

The emergency declaration enables Page County to draw on additional resources to prepare for and coordinate the County’s response to the potential spread of the virus. Specifically, the declaration will allow the County to pursue reimbursements that may be available from the Federal and state governments as a result of their declaration, among other response tools.

At this time, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Page County. This declaration does not change any protocols regarding COVID-19. Residents should continue to follow Virginia Department of Health guidelines on prevention.

On March 16, Page County posted on its website:

County Offices will remain open for business as long as our employees are healthy and able to work.  For the health of our staff and the public, please practice social distancing by conducting business over the phone or online when possible.

Effective March 15, 2020, public gatherings have been limited to less than 50 people and social distancing of 5 to 6 feet. The Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020, will be limited to 12 attendees in order to meet CDC recommendations. There will be limited seating in the hall.

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