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Board of Supervisors Virtual Meeting Details
Reminder: The Board of Supervisors will have their next regular meeting Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 at 5 pm . Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this will be the first virtual meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Grant Opportunity for Albemarle Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
25 grants will be awarded to local businesses to assist in implementing infrastructure for COVID-19.

Albemarle County Passes Ordinance Extending the Deadline to Apply for Property Tax Exemption
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance to extend the deadline in consideration of the effects of COVID-19.

Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Our Office of Economic Development has assembled a list of resources to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Cancellations and Modifications
Please click the title for a full list of modified/cancelled events, meetings, programs, and reservations in response to COVID-19.

Temporary Procedures for Visitors to Our Offices
To protect our staff and the public, Albemarle County is instituting temporary procedures in an effort to reduce transmission within our offices. If you cannot complete business with Albemarle County on the web or by phone, please note the following changes. Visit before you come in to see all of the services we offer online.

Statement from Chair Ned Gallaway on the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Process
In my capacity as Chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, I have asked County Executive Jeff Richardson to bring forward at the work session on Tuesday, March 17, a revised budget schedule that will delay further activity on the budget process and extend the schedule such that the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget will not be adopted on April 20, as originally planned.

Update: Albemarle County continues to monitor and plan for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community.
Albemarle County continues to monitor guidance from the CDC and VDH. There are no known cases of COVID-19 in our community at this time. Read on to learn more about what Albemarle County is doing to respond to COVID-19.

Albemarle County Issues Declaration of Local Emergency for COVID-19
Albemarle County Executive Jeff Richardson has issued a Declaration of Local Emergency in response to the COVID-19 Virus, effective Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm. This declaration follows Governor Northam’s State Declaration of Emergency. A local declaration allows our community to access resources during a public health crisis, such as this.

Albemarle County continues to monitor and plan for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community.
What is Albemarle County doing to prepare?  
Public safety agencies use a structure called the Incident Management Team (IMT) to plan for and respond to major incidents, including severe weather, public health incidents like COVID-19, or planned large-scale events. The IMT structure allows us to efficiently direct resources and coordinate across organizations. The IMT is meeting at least weekly but will adjust meeting frequency to address our community’s needs. 

Albemarle County’s IMT has developed a multi-phased plan, in alignment with guidance from the CDC, on what measures to take and when to reduce the spread of disease and to maintain our business operations. The plan was developed in coordination with Albemarle County Public Schools and our regional health and public safety partners and is being revised continuously to adapt to the needs we see to achieve our goals -- 
  • Reduce transmission among staff 
  • Protect people who are at higher-risk for adverse health complications 
  • Maintain essential services for the public 
The phases of the plan are designed to respond to what happens locally – from the current planning phase through to if local cases are reported. 

Coronavirus Information
The Center for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health are the best sources of information about COVID-19, or coronavirus.   

Any area resident or business may contact the Thomas Jefferson Health District (local district of the Va Department of Health) for more information or to answer specific questions at 434-972-6217.