County of Prince George, Virginia
For Immediate Release
December 30, 2020
For further information contact:
Percy C. Ashcraft – (804) 722-8600
Prince George County government buildings will be closed to the public until at least February 1, according to County Administrator Percy Ashcraft.
As a precaution because of the rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the County, all County buildings have been closed since December 21 and were scheduled to reopen January 4. However, with a holiday surge predicted by state and federal health authorities, Ashcraft feels it is necessary to keep the buildings closed.
“Our Employees will work normal hours, and exceptions to public visits may take place by appointment should there be unusual or emergency circumstances,” Ashcraft said. “The entire focus is to keep people safe. The best way is to certainly reduce the flow of people in and out of our buildings.”
Ashcraft said he is hopeful the coronavirus vaccines will become available to the general population very soon.
“We know the pandemic will still be the major topic in 2021,” Ashcraft said. “But hopefully it will be the start of a sharp decline in cases and deaths and greater immunity when citizens start taking the vaccine.”
Ashcraft is encouraging the public to contact the County office they might need to do business with by telephone or email during this time of closure.
Ashcraft said that members of the public will be allowed to attend all public meetings scheduled for January, but under the special guidelines established months ago. All major meetings can also be seen online through Zoom and You Tube Live.
Commonwealth Attorney Susan Fierro said the County announcement regarding the closure does not apply to the court system or court proceedings.
Circuit Clerk Bishop Knott said his office will be open all business days to the public in the County Courthouse, but will limit the number of customers to two at the front counter at one time and three will be allowed in the Record Room at one time.
Please contact County Administration at (804) 722-8600 with any general question or concern. Otherwise, contact the individual office to conduct business.
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