Windsor declares local emergency in response to COVID-19

Published 10:36 am Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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Town offices closed until further notice


Windsor Mayor Glyn Willis issued a declaration of local emergency for the town Monday evening in response to the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia.

“This will put us in a position to respond to the ever-changing threat of the COVID-19 virus,” said Town Manager Michael Stallings. “This puts us in line with the rest of Hampton Roads localities that have already adopted such a declaration.”

The mayor’s declaration authorizes the town to begin purchasing whatever equipment or supplies it will need to maintain services to residents during the emergency. Stallings added that effective Tuesday, March 17, town offices will close to the public until further notice.

Staff will still report to work as normal and will continue to offer all of the same services either via telephone or online. The town will still accept payments through the town hall’s drop box and online.

According to The Washington Post, as of Tuesday morning there were 52 known cases of coronavirus in Virginia. Two Virginians – one from James City County and one from nearby York County, both in their 70s – have died from the virus to-date.

Stallings has not heard of any reported cases in Isle of Wight County.