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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Governor Northam Updates Mask Guidance to Align with CDC Changes (4/29)

Guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks outdoors when alone or in small gatherings. Mask use is still required indoors and outdoors at large crowded events like concerts, sporting events, and graduation ceremonies.

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Governor Announces Expanded Capacity to Begin May 15

Effective May 15, social gathering size and capacity at entertainment venues and sporting events will increase due to the rise in vaccinations.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Virginia Expands Vaccine Eligibility to All Adults

Effective Sunday, vaccinations will be available to 16+ (Pfizer) and 18+ (Moderna).

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Virginia Pauses Administration of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The Commonwealth is pausing the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while the FDA and CDC investigate recent claims of a serious side effect from the inoculation.

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Governor Northam Announces Executive Order Updates with Next Steps for the Forward Virginia Plan

Certain sports and entertainment venues may begin to operate with additional capacity, and gathering limits will increase starting April 1. Vaccination rates rising as approximately one in four Virginians are now vaccinated with at least one dose.

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

An important message from our partners at the City of Williamsburg & James City County (3/23)

COVID Vaccine Hotline

Did you receive an email from WJCC COVID Vaccine Clinic asking you to register for an appointment at the Greater Williamsburg Clinic? It’s not a scam! Vaccine appointment emails are being sent to those in 1a and 1b.Still not sure? Call the COVID...

Call 877-724-1954 for more information...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Health Districts, Localities and Health Systems Join Forces Under Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula

(3/16) The goal is to ensure every member of the Peninsula community has easy access to COVID-19 vaccine information and is able to make the best decision for their health and well-being.

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

CDC Issues Guidelines For Those Who Are Fully Vaccinated (3/8)

Based on what the CDC knows today about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Grant Applications Still Being Accepted for the Eviction Prevention Program (3/5)

Funding is still available from the Williamsburg Health Foundation’s generous grant to assist York County renters who have experienced financial loss and are behind in their payments due to Covid-19.

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

York County COVID-19 Helpline to Suspend Services Today, March 2

After assisting thousands of residents with vaccine registration, calls are now being referred to the Vaccinate Virginia Call Center at 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682), available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Governor's Executive Order amended to safely and gradually ease public health restrictions (2/24)

As of March 1 new guidelines will increase capacity limits for outdoor sports and entertainment venues for at least one month. These and other measures may be eased further if key health metrics continue to improve.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Virginia on the list to receive vaccines at Walgreens beginning Thursday, Feb. 25 (2/22)

Plans include distribution of a portion of these vaccines, provided through a federal program, to individuals in underserved areas.

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Health officials report delay in vaccine shipments due to inclement weather across the region (2/18)

Local clinics including those at York Senior Center, CNU, and WJCC Visitor Center will reschedule citizen vaccination appointments for a later date.

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

New VDH Vaccination Registration Portal Launched Today (2/16)

Vaccinate.virginia.gov is open for statewide registration or to confirm that you are in the queue. Those previously registered were transferred into the new system. There is now one form for all groups with eligibility determined within the application.

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Select CVS Stores Plan to Distribute Vaccine Mid-February (2/5)

Registration for 26,000 doses will begin Tuesday

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program (2/3)

Together with the City of Williamsburg, James City County & York County, the Williamsburg Health Foundation announced grant funding to the localities to prevent rental evictions of Greater Williamsburg residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

York County Establishes COVID-19 Helpline (2/1)

If you or someone you know does not have Internet access, and are having trouble getting registered - you can now call our York County Covid-19 Helpline at 757-890-5890 for assistance

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Governor Northam continues Executive Order 72 through February 28

Extends requirements to maintain the 10-person limit on social gatherings, wearing masks in public places, guidelines for businesses, and other provisions.

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Riverside Health System Using My Chart to Schedule COVID-19 Vaccines (1/27)

Adults age 65+ with a Riverside primary care physician are now eligible to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine through the online health portal, My Chart. Find weekly updates, vaccine status tracker, & FAQs on the Riversideonline.com website.

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Regional Joint Statement regarding Williamsburg Health Foundation $1 Million in grant funding (1/25)

The Williamsburg Health Foundation , together with York County, City of Williamsburg, and James City County announces grant funding to prevent rental evictions of local residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

VDH-Peninsula Health District has a registration portal available for those 65 and up

VDH-Peninsula Health District has a registration portal available for those 65 and up to sign up for notification once the vaccine is available.  Also, you can register by calling (757) 594-7496. Note: Those age 75 and up are being scheduled for ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Regional Joint Statement Regarding Vaccination Clinics (1/22)

Three clinic locations have been established to serve the Peninsula.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts Will Expand COVID-19 Vaccinations

Targeting Priority “Phase 1b” Recipients (focusing on front line workers, those living in congregate settings and those most at risk)

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Letter to Governor Northam from Hampton Roads Leadership (1/21)

The Hampton Roads Planning District sent this letter on behalf of the 17 local governments in Hampton Roads, concerning the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations in our region.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Utility Resources

York County Utility billing has CARES Act funds available to assist those who are behind on their bills due to Covid-19. Certain qualifications apply.

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Have some free time during your lunch break? Get home and the kids are going crazy? Do a clean up!

Clean he Bay Day

Time to Clean the Bay! Registration is open so let's go cleanup our region, plant native plants, and install rain barrels through June 5 for Clean the Bay Day 2021.

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

See it. Stop it. Prevent it.

May is Adult Abuse Prevention Month

Advocating for our Virginia Adults

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Registration begins March 15

Summer Fun

Youths will have a fun-filled week of organized recreational games, arts/crafts, sports, guest speakers, special events, and more!

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Virginia State Income Tax filing due date has been extended to May 17

VA Tax Date - Date Extended

This extended date also applies to the payment. As long as the return is filed and any tax due amount paid in full by May 17 no additional penalty and interest will be applied.

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Your input is critical to the overarching safety plan for the Surry Power Station

Dominion Energy Survey

Stay informed and stay in touch with your energy officials on what to do during emergency situations

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Posted on: May 1, 2021

Activities for Kids, Tweens & Teens During May

May activities and programs for kids, tweens, and teens.

Youth Services is offering a variety of fun activities and programs during May for kids, tweens and teens! If you have any questions about the activities, contact the Youth Services Department at Tabb, 757-890-5110, or Yorktown, 757-890-3236.

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

SYNC - Free Audiobooks for Teens

SYNC - download free audiobooks for teens

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens returns for a 12th season of free audiobook downloads for individuals ages 13 and up! This year, the SYNC season runs for 14 weeks, from April 29 through August 4, for a total of 28 titles, all available to participants worldwide...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Master Your Garden!

Learn gardening tips and tricks in these Zoom classes

The York County Public Library, Poquoson Public Library, and York-Poquoson Master Gardeners are partnering to host a series of educational gardening seminars on Zoom. The series will feature a variety of topics to help save you time and build your gardeni...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

York County Public Libraries Hours of Operation

York County Public Library System Hours of Operation

York County Public Libraries are open to the general public with modified hours of operation:

Sunday - ClosedMonday - 10 am to 7 pmTuesday - 10 am to 7 pmWednesday - 10 am to 7 pmThursday - 10 am to 7 pmFriday - 10 am to 5 pmSaturday - 10 am to 5 pm

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Volunteer Park Ambassadors Needed

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If you enjoy the outdoors and would like to volunteer to check on our parks, please consider becoming a park ambassador. We would like ambassador to check the park weekly and complete a monthly inspection report. Please fill out the park ambassador volunt...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Clean the Bay Day

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May 31 - June 5

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Homegrown National Park

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Restore Biodiversity by Planting Native Plants

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Posted on: April 4, 2021

2021 Master Gardener Training Course

Registration opens on April 28th.

Visit the Peninsula Master Gardener Training page for more information.

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Virtual Master Gardener Help Desk

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Master Gardener Volunteers can answer your gardening and landscaping questions year round.  Visit the VCE Master Gardener Help Desk page for more information.

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

2021 4-H Junior Summer Camp

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York/Poquoson 4-H Junior Summer Camp is scheduled for August 2 - 6, 2021 at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center.  More information and the Camper Registration links can be found by visiting our Junior Summer Camp page

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Clean the Bay Day

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May 31 - June 5

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

DIY Vegan Laundry Detergent

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Make Your Own for Earth Day

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Homegrown National Park

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Restore Biodiversity by Planting Native Plants

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