September 30, 2020

County administrator declares local emergency

York County Administrator Neil Morgan declared a local state of emergency at 2 p.m. Friday, according to a county press release. The declaration is an accounting mechanism that may allow the county to be reimbursed for virus-related costs.

The following York County sponsored programs/events are closed/canceled in order to best minimize the risk of exposure:

  • York County offices will be closed to the public March 16- 17 — to allow staff to clean the buildings and hold discussions to determine a potential course of action. York Hall will be open for the March 17 Board of Supervisors meeting, but will limit attendance to critical staff and those members of the public who have business with the board. As a reminder, Board of Supervisor meetings are televised live on WYCG-TV (Cox 46, Verizon 38) and streamed live online at www.yorkcounty.gov/tv.
  • The Yorktown and Tabb Public Libraries are closed March 14-17.
  • The Senior Center of York will close for 30 days effective March 16.
  • All library programs are canceled through April 30.
  • The Home Based Business Conference scheduled for March 20 has been postponed. New date to be determined.
  • The 24th annual Healthy Aging Conference scheduled for April 4 has been postponed. New date to be determined.
  • York County Little League activities have been suspended until April 6.
  • All York County Parks and Recreation programs and activities are suspended through April 12. Staff will reach out to participants registered for these programs.

The following Visit Yorktown attractions have delayed openings for at least two weeks:

  • Yorktown Trolley
  • Gallery at York Hall
  • York County Historical Museum
  • The YMCA’s Victory at Yorktown race has been canceled

York County residents, and those doing business with the county, are reminded that there are many online resources to assist them, including online payments for utilities, taxes and fees; the filing of forms with the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office (i.e. Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled due April 1); Customer Service Request System (for drainage, garbage/recycling, zoning/code enforcement, sewer, etc.); and the OverDrive Digital Collection through the York County Public Library. Visit www.yorkcounty.gov to reach these options.

The following boards/commissions will not hold meetings in March:

  • Arts Commission
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Comprehensive Plan Review Steering Committee
  • Historical Committee including Historical Lectures
  • Historic Yorktown Design Committee
  • Library Board
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
  • Social Services Advisory Board
  • Transportation Safety Commission
  • Youth Commission

The closures/cancellations listing is regularly updated on the County’s website — www.yorkcounty.gov — and is being shared on the County’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/yorkcountyva.

York County officials continue to monitor COVID-19 and are in regular contact with regional officials and representatives of the Virginia Department of Health. Citizens are reminded to ensure they seek up-to-date information from reliable sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Virginia Department of Health and local city and county websites.