Status Update 06/05/2020 - The Latest from York County
Tourism Development Announces Gallery Reopening
Beach is Open; Waterfront Ambassadors Return
- Gallery at York Hall re-opens! The Yorktown Onions aren't all that's opening up in Historic Yorktown. The Gallery at York Hall celebrated its grand re-opening on Wednesday, June 3 and is currently offering 10% off all merchandise through the next two weeks. As an added COVID-19 safety precaution, all volunteers who do not have underlying medical issues will wear facemasks and customers are asked to extend the same courtesy. Visitors will also find stickers strategically placed near the register to help designate 6-feet spacing for those waiting in line. Hand sanitizer stations have been added and there will be extra cleanings and wipe-downs between customer sales. The Gallery, located at 301 Main Street, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
- Re-opening Alerts: A new landing page within www.visityorktown.org exists to keep citizens and tourists up to date on which restaurants, stores, museums, and other attractions are once again serving the public and at what capacity. It can be found here: https://bit.ly/2Y6Ox62. The Tourism Development Office is working closely with all community partners to help promote re-openings, announce any modifications to operations, and feature amenities as they resume. This page also acts as the central hub for all COVID related press releases and details about rescheduled special events. It is anticipated this page will remain live with regular updates through at least Phase 3 of Virginia's re-opening process.
Board of Supervisors Work Session June 2
- The Yorktown Beach reopened last weekend and beachgoers were greeted by colorful signs reminding them of certain safety measures to follow to ensure everyone can safely enjoy the beach. This weekend, we welcome back our Waterfront Ambassadors on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to reinforce safety messaging, answer questions, direct visitors to amenities, and ensure that the lower level of the Riverwalk Landing Parking Terrace remain available to visitors to our restaurants and shops.
Four Programs Win National Association of Counties Achievement Awards
- Actions taken at the June 2 Board of Supervisors meeting are available online. See a presentation by the York County School Division on budget and technology and another from York County Finance on CARES Act funding allocations. The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, at 6:00 p.m., and will be conducted electronically. Once published, the meeting agenda will be available on the Board's website. This meeting will be broadcast live on WYCG-TV (Cox 46, Verizon 38) and streaming on the York County website.
Safety Town, Summer Programs, Playgrounds and More!
- This week, York County was notified that it is the recipient of four Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties. Award-winning programs are: Yorktown Trolley: Riding with Technology; Partners for Pollinators; Citizen Cyber Security; and Wormley Creek Landing Facility Enhancements: Accessibility for All. Summaries of these programs and their award submissions are available on the County's website.
- York County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the award-winning Safety Town program that teaches pre-kindergartners various aspects of life safety, Summer Fun program operating Monday through Friday July 6-31, Field Trip Fever 2 from August 3-7, Tennis Camp for Youth, and Kayak Trips from New Quarter Park and Back Creek Park. Also, big news...playgrounds and basketball courts are now open! See the press release for program dates, fees, and more.