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Posted on: March 16, 2020

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Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), and in order to aid in slowing the rate of spread of the virus, the City has ordered that all City facilities be closed to the public from March 16th, 2020 through March 30th.  As such, anyone who de...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Governor Issues Stay-at-Home Order

Governor Ralph Northam today (3-30-2020) issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Library Offers Online Reading Options

Although public library locations are currently closed to the public, they are still offering resources that patrons can use and access from computers, tablets, and smartphones!

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Tax Relief Application Deadline Extended

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tax relief application deadline has been extended. Click on the link below for the details.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Department of Social Services Closes to the Public

The Portsmouth Department of Social Services will be CLOSED to the public as of Monday, March 30, 2020. Click on the link for a list of important contact numbers . . .

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Portsmouth Expands Food Service Program

Every Monday through Friday, starting Monday, March 30, and continuing until further notice, the City of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Public Schools are partnering to provide food program services for Pre-K through 12th-grade students.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Providing Assistance from a Distance

Although City Hall is closed to the public, know that city staffers are standing by in City Hall or remotely, ready to assist you. Find the methods where you can take care of business, obtain information, news and updates from the city of Portsmouth.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Executive Order 53 Mandated Closures of Businesses

On March 24, Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order 53, which mandated closures and limited services of businesses in the City of Portsmouth. Click the link below for more information for business owners and consumers.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

FAQs on the Recent Executive Order

Got questions about Governor Northam's Executive Order 53? Click on the link below for a FAQ that will help explain the order's meaning and impact on Virginia citizens.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Gov. Issues New Statewide Closures

Gov. Ralph Northam today issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order 53 orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses . . .

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City Offices Close Until Further Notice

All City of Portsmouth facilities and offices including Parks, Recreation and Tourism (Recreation Centers/Senior Station), Public Libraries, Portsmouth Museums, etc. are closed to the public UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

SBA Offers Economic Injury Loans

Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, etc. are being made available from the U.S. Small Business administration. The application filing deadline is December 21, 2020.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Social Distancing Illustrated

Social distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infection or disease. Click on the link for an infographic that illustrates the practice.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Portsmouth Health Department Confirms 1st Positive Case of COVID-19

The Portsmouth Health Department announced a resident has tested positive for coronavirus 19 (COVID-19). This case marks the first positive case in the Portsmouth Health District.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Food and Water Use in Emergencies

When an emergency strikes your community you might not have access to food, water or electricity for days. Take time now to store emergency food and water supplies for you and your family. FEMA offers assistance.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

10-Patron Limit Order Issued by Governor

Governor Ralph Northam and State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA today issued a public health emergency order prohibiting more than 10 patrons in restaurants, fitness centers, and theaters.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Portsmouth City Offices Close to Public Amid COVID-19 Precautions

Out of an abundance of caution and due to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all City of Portsmouth, Virginia facilities and offices are closed to the public Monday, March 16 through Monday, March 30, 2020. No in-person transactions will be conducted.

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, China. Find more information here on what you need to know about coronavirus disease.

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

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