County of Prince George, Virginia
For Immediate Release
January 21, 2021
For further information contact:
Percy C. Ashcraft – (804) 722-8600
Prince George County government buildings will remain closed to the public until at least March 1, according to County Administrator Percy Ashcraft.
With the rising number of coronavirus cases in Prince George County the last three weeks and no signs of slowing down, all County buildings will remain closed to the public with two exceptions. Parks & Recreation will continue its classes offered during the day, and the fitness center on Old Stage Road will be open by appointment.
“All employees will continue to work normal hours, and exceptions to public visits will continue to take place by appointment should there be unusual or emergency circumstances,” Ashcraft said. “The entire focus is to continue to keep people safe. The best way is to continue the reduction of the flow of people in and out of our buildings.”
Ashcraft said the continued closing to the public is aimed at protecting the community and employees from any exposure within County buildings.
“All of our employees have a responsibility to follow the CDC guidelines, even when they are away from the office,” Ashcraft noted. “Employees will also be reminded to have masks on when being within six-feet of co-workers or attending meetings where social distancing is allowed.”
Ashcraft is encouraging the public to continue 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 the remainder of January and February, but under the special guidelines established months ago. All major meetings can also be seen online through Zoom and You Tube Live.
The announcement regarding the closure does not apply to the court system or court proceedings.
The Circuit Clerk’s 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.