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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town offices closed to the public beginning March 17

On Friday, March 13, 2020, the Town of Ashland declared a local state of emergency as a precautionary measure over the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As of Tuesday, March 17, all Town offices will be closed to the public until further notice. This action is intended to not only protect Town staff but the entire community by promoting social distancing. Town staff will continue to be available by phone and e-mail during normal business hours, and public safety operations will not be impacted. Contact information for each department is provided at the bottom of this announcement.

The March 17th Town Council meeting and budget work session will be held as scheduled but the agenda has been reduced in scope to limit the length of the meeting, and actions are being taken to protect those who do participate in person. We recommend that you watch the meeting on Channel 17 or online (http://ashlandva.gov/89/Town-Meetings) from the comfort and safety of your home. You can submit questions and comments before or after the meeting by calling Town Hall or emailing Matt Reynal (mreynal@ashlandva.gov).

For those who are interested in following the actions of our business community, we recommend you follow Downtown Ashland Association (@DowntownAshlandAssoc) and Market Ashland Partnership (@MarketAshland) on Facebook.

At this time, the Town’s parks remain open. Be advised that the amenities in these areas are not sanitized, so use with caution and follow the CDC health and safety guidelines. We reiterate the importance of social distancing and the avoidance of large gatherings and group activities. We understand the importance of the park system to our residents and will re-evaluate the need for closures and cancellations as this unprecedented situation evolves. Please stay up to date with COVID-19 facts through the CDC (www.CDC.gov/nCoV) and Virginia Department of Health (www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus).

Town Manager: Joshua Farrar 798-9219 jfarrar@ashlandva.gov 

Finance Director: Cliff Goldsborough 798-8650 cgoldsborough@ashlandva.gov or finance@ashlandva.gov

Assistant to the Town Manager: Wanda Cornwell 798-9219 wcornwell@ashlandva.gov

Assistant Town Manager: Matthew Reynal 798-9219  mreynal@ashlandva.gov

Director of Planning and Community Development: Nora Amos 798-1073 namos@ashlandva.gov

Police Chief: Douglas Goodman 798-1227 dgoodman@ashlandpolice.us DIAL 911 for Police, Fire or Medical Emergency

Public Works Director: Mike Jennings 798-9219 mjennings@ashlandva.gov

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