City buildings set to close following Governor Northam's ban of large gatherings

Posted at 10:15 PM, Mar 15, 2020

Governor Northam announced Sunday during a press conference that all gatherings of 100 people or more are banned in the state of Virginia and gatherings of 50 are banned on the Peninsula.

The CDC announced Sunday evening that all gatherings of 50 or more people should be canceled for the next eight weeks.

As coronavirus continues to spread, the Hampton Roads area is set to shut down many city buildings.

Suffolk, Newport News, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Portsmouth, and James City County announces it will close city building to the general public starting Monday. City employees are still required to report, however the general public will not have access to buildings such as libraries and recreation centers.

Virginia Beach city officials announce that Tuesday's city council meeting will be canceled.

The Norfolk Department of Utilities announces it is suspending all water cutoffs due to delinquency until March 30.

The Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA is set to close all centers for two weeks.