Virginia Beach closes recreation centers, libraries and more. Tuesday’s City Council meeting canceled

The City of Virginia Beach will be closing all recreation centers, libraries and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for at least the next two weeks to support efforts to slow or mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

 “Social distancing is still one of the best ways we have to combat the spread of the virus,” said Dr. Demetria Lindsay with the Virginia Beach Health Department. “If you are ill with symptoms of COVID-19, contact your health provider.” 

“These are prudent steps we are taking for the collective health and safety of our community,” said Mayor Bobby Dyer. “Limiting our non-essential gatherings and following all of the basic hygiene advice we have received, including frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes, are the best tools we have. This takes all of us working together to be effective.” 

The Virginia Beach City Council will only hold a brief informal meeting on Tuesday, March 17 to receive a COVID-19 update report and take action on one item, according to a press release.

The formal agenda meeting is cancelled and the planning and any other items that require a public hearing currently on the agenda for March 17 will be carried forward, with appropriate notification, to the April 7 agenda.

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