FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2020
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT #3-A
TOWN OF CHINCOTEAGUE
LOCAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY
The Mayor and Town Council have declared a local state of emergency effective at 2:00 PM, March 19, 2020, and lasting until the emergency no longer exists.
The declaration in conjunction with Accomack and Northampton counties enables the localities to better respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This will be accomplished by utilizing resources and procedures not normally available in day to day operations. It also allows the request of state and federal assets and possible reimbursement of emergency protective measures incurred during to the emergency response.
You are still the first line of defense in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Continue to remain calm; wash your hands and maintain all social distancing guidelines that have been issued in previous announcements as they are for your and your family’s protection.
Please see www.chincoteague-va.gov or follow us on Facebook for updated information or direction as it becomes available.