City of Norfolk facilities to close to public for 2 weeks due to coronavirus concerns

Posted at 8:25 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 20:25:55-04

NORFOLK, Va. — All City of Norfolk facilities - including recreational centers, libraries, the MacArthur Memorial, Nauticus and the Virginia Zoo - will close to the public starting Monday, March 16 until Monday, March 30 out of an abundance of caution amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This includes DMV Select, the Commissioner of the Revenue and the Treasurer's office located in City Hall.

City employees will continue to report to work during this time. Essential services, including trash pick-up and services provided by the Norfolk Community Services Board, will continue as normal.

The city is encouraging the public to use the many online options to access city services and make payments.

All city-managed events will be canceled during this time.

The city made the decision to modify city operations after Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Thursday. City leaders will continue to actively monitor COVID-19 and assess city operations based on developments.