Interim City Manager Mary Price has declared a State of Emergency for the city following a statewide declaration by Governor Northam on March 12, 2020.
"As of today, we are not aware of any confirmed cases in the Lord Fairfax Health District, but we need to be prepared in case of an outbreak in Winchester,” stated Ms. Price. “To prepare for potential future impacts on the City in costs and resources, I declared a state of emergency for the City at 8:00 am. This will allow us to be eligible for potential federal and state aid should the damage threshold be reached for the state.”
On March 16, 2020, Ms. Price announced that all City buildings will be closed to the public beginning March 17, 2020. City departments will continue providing all services but ask that residents and businesses conduct business with the City online or via phone, email, mail or drop box. Drop boxes are available at City Hall, the Creamery Building, and Timbrook Public Safety Center. Visit the City’s website for forms and information and the online department directory for contact numbers, mailing addresses and staff emails. A list of pay online resources is available at www.winchesterva.gov/bill-pay.