York County Update 7/10/2020:
Yorktown Day events cancelled with some ceremonies still pending; Adopted FY21 budget now online; Fire and Life Safety COVID testing
July 10, 2020
Yorktown Day Cancels Some Events; Decisions on Ceremonies Pending
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for everyone as we go through everyday life. This has proved especially true for conducting special events in our park. As we prepared to enter Phase III, there were several discussions on the safest and most prudent approach to celebrate Yorktown Day in October. In accordance with guidance from Governor Northam, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, an in agreement with our Yorktown Day Association partner, we made the following decisions for the Yorktown Day Commemoration this year:
- At the meeting of The Yorktown Day Association last week, they voted to make changes to the 2020 event. The information was shared in a memo from the National Park Service, outlining which events will be cancelled and how they might proceed with some of the ceremonies.
- The Yorktown Day Dinner and reception luncheon have been cancelled
- The Yorktown Day Parade has been cancelled
- The French Wreath laying ceremonies at the cemetery and memorial will be conducted with minimal attendance
- The Yorktown Day Patriotic wreath laying ceremony at the monument will be conducted with minimal attendance; program details have yet to be determined
Brian Fuller, Director Community Services and County Liaison to the Committee, sent a memo
to Neil Morgan that was shared with the Board of Supervisors. York County Adopted Budget and CIP Documents Now Available Online
Eleven York County Fire and Life Safety Personnel Test COVID-19 Positive;
- The Fiscal Year 2021 adopted budget and CIP have been posted on the County website. Both are available on the budget webpage and are formatted to be ADA compliant.
Department Takes Pro-Active Steps
Mosquito Control Ground Spraying Resumes as Weather Conditions Permit
- There have been reports with varying numbers of COVID-19 positive results within the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety. As of today, there have been 11 positive cases. Although this situation has affected some members of the department, services to the community have not been impacted. Read the press release.
- York County Mosquito Control has begun spraying around the County. If you would like to have notice of where and when the spraying will occur, sign up for text or email alerts. As always, our Mosquito Control trained staff are available for a free home visit to inspect your yard and offer their expertise. Call 757-890-3790.