The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce is working closely with the Town of Chincoteague, which is actively monitoring all available information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This monitoring includes but is not limited to daily briefings with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia Department of Health and Accomack Department of Public Safety and weekly communication with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation in regards to local trolley service. They are also reviewing local plans to ensure local government and services will continue should we find ourselves in the grips of COVID-19 in our region.
Public Service Announcements concerning COVID-19 will be posted here and on the Town’s website and Facebook page. The Town will communicate further information as necessary and when immediately available from public health experts through state and federal partnerships.
Governor Northam Executive Order #61- Phase I Re-opening – May 8, 2020
Governor Northam Forward Virginia Blueprint – May 4, 2020
Town of Chincoteague Executive Order #1 Update – April 15, 2020
Governor Northam Extends Business Closures for Two Weeks to May 8 – April 15, 2020
Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order – March 30, 2020
Town of Chincoteague Executive Order #1 – March 27, 2020
Governor Northam Directs Postponement of Elective Surgeries – March 25, 2020
Town of Chincoteague COVID-19 #5 – March 23, 2020 – Visitors and Non-Residents Asked to Leave and Postpone Travel to Chincoteague by Noon Tuesday, March 24. UPDATE: Non-residents may still come to the island to work and to receive medical treatment.
Town of Chincoteague COVID-19 PSA #4 – March 21, 2020
Chincoteague Police Department Message – March 21, 2020 – If you own a second home, vacation rental or primary residence and you are out of the area and feel the need to have it checked, call the department at 757-336-3155 and police will do a security check.
Town of Chincoteague COVID-19 PSA #3 – March 19, 2020
Town of Chincoteague COVID-19 PSA #2 – March 18, 2020
Town of Chincoteague COVID-19 PSA #1 – March 13, 2020
Governor Northam Outlines Plans for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – March 4, 2020
Contact Information for State Officials
Congresswoman Elaine Luria – Regional Representative: Caroline Bott Caroline.Bott@mail.house.gov 757-364-7631
Small Business Hotline – 757-364-7632
US Senator Mark Warner – Regional Representative: Drew Lumpkin Drew_Lumpkin@warner.senate.gov 276-206-6472
US Senator Mark Warner – Coronavirus Resource Page
US Senator Tim Kaine – 202-224-4024
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