Albemarle County updates as Virginia prepares to enter Phase One of slow reopen
Albemarle County local government has continued its operations since mid-March, shifting our workforce to telework wherever possible, while supporting our community’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While our doors have been closed to the public, we have continued to provide many of the same programs and services. For that reason, Phase 1 will not bring many changes for Albemarle County.
During Phase 1, here’s what you can expect for Albemarle County government
- The County Office Buildings will remain closed to the general public, with limited exceptions.
- Community Development will continue to receive intake of applications and payment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Many applications are also accepted online.
- The Police Department will continue to receive limited customers through managed access of the 5thStreet Office Building.
- Voter Registration will continue to offer curbside in-person absentee voting for the upcoming Scottsville Town Council election and the June primaries. Voters are encouraged, however, to vote by-mail absentee.
- Parks remain open, while certain amenities continue to be restricted or closed.
- Open spaces, trails, and boat launches remain accessible
- Playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts are closed
- Gathering areas, including grills, picnic tables, pavilions, and shelters are closed
- Parks programming remains suspended.
- Summer swim, summer camp, classes and recreation programs are canceled
- Field reservations are not available
- Community use of County facilities remains unavailable.
- Meeting rooms in County Office Buildings
- Training rooms/birthday parties at Fire Stations
- Community Centers
- Public meetings will remain virtual.
- Check the County’s web calendar (albemarle.org/calendar) for the latest meeting information.
- Our staff in the field – including inspectors, project managers, and Social Services personnel – will be wearing cloth face coverings. To protect our staff and reduce the transmission of COVID-19, they will ask you to wear a cloth face covering too. We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to flatten the curve and keep our community safe.
- First responders will continue with revised response protocols to ensure the safety of everyone.
- Our 911 call takers will continue to ask screening questions
- Police and Fire Rescue personnel may don additional personal protective equipment and/or request to meet you outside, if practical