A list of some of the closures in Charlottesville and Albemarle County
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- The recreational area around Sugar Hollow Reservoir now is closed, “as visitors trying to access Sugar Hollow Reservoir recreational area have significantly increased in recent days,” according to a news release. Additionally, the Encore Shop at Ivy Materials Utilization Center, the Book Bin at the McIntire Recycling Center and all water and wastewater treatment plants are closed to the public until further notice.
- Effective immediately, all tennis courts and basketball courts in Albemarle County parks and schoolyards are closed.
- The following are closed or canceled, per Charlottesville Parks and Recreation:
- All indoor recreation centers and pools
- All playgrounds on park or city school property
- All outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts and picnic shelters
- The downtown administration office
- Park restrooms
- The Meadowcreek Golf Course
- The Charlottesville Skate Park
- All recreation and athletic programs, classes, camps, field trips, rentals and special events are cancelled through April 24
- The City Market on April 4; the city will reassess the April 11 market and future markets in early April.
- In Charlottesville, the following are open
- All outdoor parks and trails
- Dog parks, but they are limited to only 10 people at a time in the fenced-in area
- The city of Charlottesville has closed Neighborhood Development Services to the public and also has shuttered tennis and basketball courts.
- Effective March 24, Gov. Ralph Northam has closed all entertainment and recreation facilities, and various establishments — including barbershops, salons and spas — will be closed for at least 30 days. Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and some retail outlets will remain open with sanitation protocols or restrictions on the number of customers inside of building at once.
- All city of Charlottesville-related meetings and most Albemarle County meetings for the week of March 22 have been canceled.
The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce has suspended all non-critical Chamber events and meetings. Its offices are also closed to the public.
- All events that are a part of the Charlottesville Dogwood Festival have been canceled.
- The University of Virginia has moved classes online for the remainder of the semester and canceled Final Exercises. President Jim Ryan’s announcement effectively shut down Grounds to all except staff and faculty who need access for critical reasons. The release said that staff compensation and benefits would not be interrupted, and said the situation for contract workers would be explained in a forthcoming announcement. Ryan on Wednesday, March 18, clarified that holding Final Exercises at a later date still is an option.
- The Charlottesville Police Department is suspending front counter services and closing its facilities to the public indefinitely. In person requests for police reports, fingerprinting services and taxi license registrations have been suspended Sex offender registrations and updates will continue. To request police reports and crash reports, email RecordsTeam@charlottesville.org, call (434) 970-3280, fax (434) 970-3233 or send a letter to 606 E. Market St., Charlottesville, VA 22902, ATTN: Records.
- PVCC announced the “cancellation/postponement” of this year’s graduation ceremonies, following a decision from Virginia Community College Chancellor Glenn DuBois to cancel graduation events across the state. “Commencement is a time of celebration. At the ceremony we recognize and congratulate our amazing students for their educational success. It breaks my heart that we have to cancel or postpone this event. But not having an event in no way detracts from the accomplishments of these graduates. I encourage families, in small gatherings, to honor their graduates and celebrate their achievement,” said PVCC President Frank Friedman. More info from PVCC can be found here.
- Piedmont Family YMCA announced the closure of all of its locations effective March 17. More information is here.
- Effective immediately, the Jefferson Area Agency on Aging will not be accepting in-person visitors. JABA staff members are teleworking and are available via phone and email. More information is here.
- Effective March 18, the Charlottesville Clerk of Circuit Court’s Office is closed to walk-in traffic. Timely matters are by appointment only by contacting Clerk of Court Llezelle Dugger at firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 970-3064. Calls will continue to be answered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free access to land and probate records will be available by remote access. Anyone with a paid subscription will have it extended for the amount of time that the clerk’s office is closed to the public.
- Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered all DMV locations closed. Licenses that expire during this time will have a 60-day extension.
- Food pantries at the Meadows, Scottsville and Yancey Community centers in Albemarle County will distribute food curbside.
- Region Ten Community Services Board has modified its operations. All Region Ten public meeting spaces are closed; day programs will be open for Region Ten residential consumers only; the Wellness Recovery Center, Mohr Center and Women’s Center at Moores Creek will suspend new admissions until further notice; and same Day Access and intake assessments will be postponed until further notice.
- All ACAC locations will close at 4 p.m. Monday, March 16, and will remain closed at least a week. The gym said it will no longer place memberships on hold, and all lost time will be credited to membership accounts.
- The Albemarle County General District Court is closed Monday, March 16 for planning. Court will not be in session. Charlottesville General District Courts also closed. Video bond hearings and protective orders will still be heard. All other matters will be continued. The clerk’s office will send notices of hearing to impacted individuals with the new court dates and times. Charlottesville Circuit Court technically still is open but there is nothing on the docket today, Clerk of Court Llezelle Dugger said. It will continue operating under safety measures for now.
- The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library will shut down on Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m. and will remain closed until the end of March. After 6 p.m. Monday, all library materials due in March will have their due dates changed to April.
The Center has announced that:
Jefferson Bridge Association has cancelled its five weekly duplicate bridge games for the remainder of March, at the least.
The Center has closed
- Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia closed for at least two weeks.
- Monticello is closing March 16 and reopening, public health conditions allow, on March 30.
- The Oratorio Society of Virginia‘s community sing-in, “Together in Song” workshop and concert, scheduled for Saturday, have been canceled.
- James Monroe’s Highland is closing thorough April 3.
- James Madison’s Montpelier is closed “until further notice.”
- Several events at the Jefferson Theater have been postponed.
- All activities at Congregation Beth Israel are canceled through Sunday, March 29.
- ReadyKids will suspend all program activities effective Monday, March 16
- The Junior League’s Kids in the Kitchen 2020 event, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled.
- Albemarle County has a list of modified meetings and virtual meeting access.
- Many classes, programs and events through Charlottesville Recreation and Parks have been canceled. Effective March 14, all indoor recreation centers and pools, the downtown recreation and parks administration office and park restrooms are closed through March 27. All parks and trails remain open in both Charlottesville and Albemarle. All restrooms are closed in county parks.
- All SOCA activities have been canceled through April 5
- The Tom Tom Founders Festival has been rescheduled to September.
- All events through April 5 at The Paramount Theater have been postponed, rescheduled or canceled.
- Piedmont Virginia Community College is cancelling classes March 16 and 17. Beginning March 18, most classes will move to online instruction.
- The Virginia Festival of the Book has been canceled
- The Charlottesville Ten Miler has been canceled.
- Charlottesville and Albemarle County public schools are closed to students on Monday.
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