COVID-19 Cases in Virginia

For the latest information on COVID-19 Cases in Virginia, including the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by city or county from the Virginia Department of Health, visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/.

Covid-19 and Town Hall FAQs

When will Town offices re-open?

Town offices will reopen to the public on Monday, June 8th at 8:30 a.m.

The planning and zoning department will be available by appointment only. Please call 804-224-7181 to schedule your appointment.

How do I make payments to the Town?

You can make payments (in full or in part) by mail, online from our website, or drop it off at Town Hall in our new drop box.

Mail – P. O. Box 450, Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Online – www.colonialbeachva.net – click the Pay Online link

Drop box – located at Town Hall, 315 Douglas Avenue, Colonial Beach, VA 22443

How do I purchase my town decal with the office closed?

Decals are not being sold at this time. The due dates for decals have been postponed to June 30, 2020 per Resolution#16-20.

Will I get pulled over for not having a current decal?

No. The police department is informed on the due date and will not pull you over for an expired decal.

Will my water be turned off for non-payment?

No. We will not be shutting off service for non-payment at this time. However, you can pay your bill (in full or in part) by mail, online from our website, or drop it off at Town Hall in our new drop box.

Mail – P. O. Box 450, Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Online – www.colonialbeachva.net – click the Pay Online link

Is there any reduction in the bill for residents that are unable to come to Colonial Beach due to COVID-19?

No, the utility bill is currently a flat fee no matter the usage.

I just purchased a property in Colonial Beach, how do I get the water turned on and the bill put in my name?

If the water is currently not on, please contact Public Works at 804-224-7260 #1 – you may need to leave a message as only limited staff are currently working; your call will be returned ASAP.

The Westmoreland County Clerk’s office sends us property transfer notices monthly; we record the changes in our system as received from the county. If you would like the change recorded with the Town sooner, you can mail, fax, or email a copy of your closing statement along with your contact information or drop a copy in our new drop box at Town Hall.

Mail – P. O. Box 450, Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Fax – 804-224-7185

Email –  aschaefer@colonialbeachva.net

Is there an extension for the business license due date?

Yes. Resolution#14-20 extends the time for business license taxes to June 20, 2020.

Will I be charged penalty/interest if I am unable to pay my bills at this time?

No. The Town adopted Resolutions #14-20, #15-20, #16-20 & #17-20 on April 8, 2020 amending the penalty and interest rates to zero percent (0.00%) effective immediately through June 30, 2020.

Disaster Grants

Information about Covid-19 related Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) grants click here

Rigister for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) informational webinar regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) grant program that is made available through the Major Disaster Declaration for COVID-19, FEMA-DR-4512-VA. Click here to register.

 

Code Red Updates from the Mayor

Curfew for Minors

It shall be unlawful for any minor to be upon the streets or in other public places of the town between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless accompanied by the parent, guardian or some adult person lawfully in charge of such minor.

(b)

This section shall not be so construed as to prohibit minors from attending places of religious worship or meetings held by or under the auspices of the public schools, Boy Scouts or other like organizations, not accompanied by parents, guardians or other adult persons; provided, however, curfew shall be in effect thirty (30) minutes after the close of such activities.

(c)

The chief of police is hereby authorized to issue permits for exceptions to this section to minors for the purpose of going to or from work. Such a permit must be in writing and specify the time or times that the minor shall be exempt from this section.

(d)

It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the custody of a minor to allow such minor to be upon the streets or in other public places in the town in violation of this section.

(e)

Any person violating this section shall be deemed guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor.

(Ord. No. 128A)

Three Rivers Coronavirus Call Center

The Three Rivers Coronavirus Call Center will launch 3/19/2020. The call center hours will be 8:00am- 6:00pm Monday-Friday.

Three Rivers Coronavirus Call Center Number: 804-313-1638

 

Mental Health/Health Resources for COVID-19

“Coping with Stress”: US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/copingwith-stresstips.html

“Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19: US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

“Taking Care of your Emotional Health”: US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp

“Helping Children Cope with Emergencies”: US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html

RedBook Online COVID-19 Outbreak page: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):https://redbook.solutions.aap.org/ss/rbo_outbreaks_page_3.aspx

Q&A on coronaviruses- World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

Coronavirus & Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks American Psychiatric Association (APA):

https://www.psychiatry.org/news-room/apa-blogs/apa-blog/2020/02/coronavirus-and-mental-health-taking-care-of-ourselves-during-infectious-disease-outbreaks

Coronavirus & Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks Response Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS): https://www.cstsonline.org/resources/resource-master-list/coronavirus-and-emerging-infectious-disease-outbreaks-response

Taking Care of your Family during Coronavirus Fact Sheet: Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS):

https://www.cstsonline.org/assets/media/documents/CSTS_FS_Corona_Taking_Care_of_Your_Family.pdf.pdf

Research Information: Pandemics: American Psychological Association:

https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/pandemics

Five ways to view coverage of the Coronavirus: American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pandemics

Speaking of Psychology: Coronavirus Anxiety: American Psychological Association:

https://www.apa.org/research/action/speaking-of-psychology/coronavirus-anxiety

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19 The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus: National Public Radio:

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

Talking to Teens & Tweens about Coronavirus: The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html

 

Message from Planning & Zoning Department

Declaration of Emergency

 

 

School Community Meals

School Community,

As a result of COVA-19, Governor Northam has closed schools for the next two weeks. During this time, Colonial Beach Public Schools will be providing meals to our school community. To facilitate our meal program during this closure, we are asking parents, or students to email us at cbcafe@cbschools.net Monday-Friday by 6:00 a.m. informing us of the number of meals needed for breakfast and lunch. The meals will be available for pick up at the front entrance of Colonial Beach High School. Breakfast will be ready at 8:30, and it will end at 9:30. Lunch will be available at 11:00 and operate until 1:00. Requirements of this State and Federal program encourage schools to focus on the feeding of students. We will also have delivery to 343 12th Street and 368 Riverwood Drive. If you or your older child(ren) will be picking up meals, you are still expected to email cbcafe@cbschools.net to make the request. Meals will be available for pick up 8:30- 9:30 and 11:00-12:00. Please ensure that an older adult or sibling is with students Pk-5 at the listed stops. This request is for safety concerns. Again, parents and students are asked to email the school division at cbcafe@cbschools.net with the number of meals that are needed. Please do not email requesting meals that you are not going to pick up. As we are offering this program, we must meet federal and state guidelines while providing this service to the school community. If the need for this meal service expands, we will make the necessary adjustments to support our school community.–