June 24, 2020

City Announces Additional Reopening Information

More City of Virginia Beach facilities where City services are delivered will reopen to the public soon. Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center - VBgov.com/housingFamilies and individuals experiencing homelessness or in imminent danger of losing their housing should, as always, call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline, (757) 227-5932, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Referrals will be conducted by phoneTriage and screening for homeless services remain closed to walk-ins, however the following services will reopen under modified operations and with precautions in place, including:Requiring all staff, volunteers and guests 10 and older to wear face coverings (in accordance with the Virginia Governor's Executive Order 63).Maintaining 6-feet social distancing, increased cleaning and sanitization (especially high-contact surfaces) and providing hand sanitizing stations throughout the building.Partial Reopening of Day Services Starting July 13 - Laundry, showers, housing support, and one meal for unsheltered adults (ages 18 and older) available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7 to 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 to 3 p.m.; and on Wednesday, 7 to 11:30 a.m. Capacity is limited and services will be available on a first-come, first-served basisIndividuals may access Day Services once each dayDay Services will close from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for additional thorough cleaning and sanitization.Health Center Now Accepting Appointments - Southeastern Virginia Health System, the health services provider at the Housing Resource Center, is accepting patients by appointment only Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; currently closed on Wednesday. Telehealth appointments are also offered when appropriate. Comprehensive primary care health services offered for adults and children include exams, immunizations, health education, nutrition counseling, medication assistance, and lab services. Call (757) 385-2437 for more information or to schedule an appointment.Department of Human Services – Reopening Monday, July 6All services will be open to the public except for the Behavioral Health & Developmental Services Day Programs.Visitors over the age of 10 should wear face coverings when meeting face-to-face with staff. Social distancing guidelines will be followed in all interactions.Visitation at group homes, Intermediate Care Facilities and the Juvenile Detention Center remain suspended until further notice.Citizens will continue to have the option to use telehealth or other electronic means to access services in most locations. If a face-to-face service is necessary, clients may request an appointment. Emergency crisis services will continue to be available 24/7.Building capacity at facilities will be limited to approximately 50%. Clients and family members may be asked to wait in their vehicle until the appointed time if the building capacity has been reached.For more information, please visit VBgov.com/DHSReopenPlanning & Community DevelopmentMonday, July 6 – Office open to the public by appointment only for limited services.Site plan release/surety postingLimited DSC comment review meetingResidential alterations not exceeding 500 square feeResidential interior alterationCommercial interior alterations less than 2,500 square feet for Use Groups B, M, S, and F. Appointments will be scheduled in one-hour increments. To schedule an appointment please call (757) 385-4621. Staff continues to encourage submittals be dropped off in the building vestibule drop box or online. Monday, July 27 – Office open to the public following social distancing and sanitizing protocols. In-person meetings will be limited to 10 or fewer individuals.Staff continues to encourage submittals be dropped off in the building vestibule drop box or online. Compete details will be posted at www.vbgov.com/planning Purchasing Office Will conduct most Pre-Bids and Bids virtually.Those attending bid openings are asked to wear face coverings.The public is required to remain in the reception area while waiting for a meeting to begin.Access to employee offices will not be allowed unless an individual meeting request is made.There is a drop box at the front of the building to drop off box for bid proposal submissions.Visit VBgov.com/purchasing for contact information.ReminderGovernor Ralph Northam's Executive Order 63 currently requires Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings, including state or local government buildings when accessed for the purpose of securing public services, to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. For the latest information, please visit emergency.vbgov.com/coronavirus and follow us on facebook.com/CityofVaBeach, twitter.com/CityofVaBeach and instagram.com/cityofvabeach.# # #

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