March 24 Status Update: The Latest from York County
This email is part of an ongoing status update from York County.
Effective immediately, York County has closed the Yorktown Beach to swimming and sunbathing. This closure also includes the National Park Service (NPS) Beach Picnic Area located at the end of Water Street as well as the NPS beach west of the Coleman Bridge.
The Yorktown Beach and Riverwalk Landing walkway are open for pedestrians. However, the rules of social distancing apply (stay six feet apart) with group size limited to no more than 10 people.
The following parking areas are now closed:
- Upper Level of the Riverwalk Landing Parking Terrace
- NPS Beach Picnic Area
- Archer Cottage Lot (corner of Read and Water Streets)
- York Hall (301 Main Street)
The following public restroom facilities
are now closed:
- Yorktown Beach
- Riverwalk Landing Parking Terrace
The public restroom facilities adjacent to the Freight Shed are open.
These steps are being taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to protect public health. If you have questions about what is/is not permitted, please call York County at (757) 890-3300.
For a listing of York County phone numbers, visit www.yorkcounty.gov/directory
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 - https://www.facebook.com/yorkcountyva/
Symptoms of COVID-19 - fever, cough, shortness of breath - have ranged from mild to severe, and like other respiratory illnesses, it is spread through coughing and sneezing. There is currently no vaccine to prevent the disease, and the CDC recommends that we take the following steps to help prevent the spread of not only this virus, but the flu and other respiratory diseases as well:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
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 (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).