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Posted on: April 8, 2020

PRHA Limits Operations Due to COVID-19

Due to concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Monday, March 23, 2020, Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority (PRHA) will be observing limited operations until further notice.

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Virginia Department of Health Message

Why is VDH advising people to wear cloth face coverings (nonsurgical masks)? COVID-19 is a new virus and we are learning as much as we can about it every day. Wearing a mask could help prevent a sick person from accidentally infecting others.

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Proper Method to Wear Face Coverings

Wearing cloth face coverings will help the spread of COVID-19. Click on the link below for a factsheet on how to properly wear face coverings.

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Hope Charities and DSS Partnership

Hope Charitable Services (HOPE) and Portsmouth Department of Social Services (DSS) are partnering to ease some of the stressors caused by the Coronavirus crisis.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Information Hub Active

The city of Portsmouth's Information Technology and Emergency Management departments have created a COVID-19 information hub. Follow this link: https://city-of-portsmouth-coronavirus-response-portsmouthgis.hub.arcgis.com/

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Community Concerts Cancels Event

The Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience has been postponed. Currently, the concert has not been rescheduled, and Portsmouth Community Concerts will be evaluating all available options once the threat of the virus has passed.

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Fire Department 3-Year Achievements

Portsmouth Fire & Rescue Services has shared its three-year department achievements. Read highlights from each division including the Emergency Communications Center and first responders. Click on the link below to read the report.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Helping Children Cope with COVID-19

Having a difficult time talking to your children about COVID-19? Here’s an article titled, Ways to Support Children’s Emotional Health During COVID-19, by Dr. Asha Patton-Smith of Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. Click on the link for the full story.

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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

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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