Today’s Virginia Beach City Council Meeting Cancelled: Contact Tracing Related to Positive COVID-19 Test Results Not Complete

Today’s Virginia Beach City Council Meeting Cancelled: Contact Tracing Related to Positive COVID-19 Test Results Not Complete
October 6, 2020

​(Virginia Beach, VA., Oct. 6, 2020) The Virginia Beach City Council meeting scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. today is cancelled on the advice of the Virginia Beach Health Department out of an abundance of caution because contact tracing related to a positive case is not yet complete and most of the people required to attend today's meeting are advised to quarantine.The items on the formal agenda will be rescheduled and the Planning items must be re-advertised. "Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to make the necessary notifications or technical arrangements for citizens to participate virtually, otherwise we might have been able to proceed with the meeting via video conference," said City Manager Patrick Duhaney. "Because we are in a pandemic, the most responsible step for us to take is to ensure the health and safety of Council members, staff and citizens and that means delaying the items scheduled for today's meeting and getting any necessary testing done."Staff with the City's Occupational Safety and Health and with the Virginia Beach Health Department will facilitate the testing. City staff is contacting individuals who had items scheduled for tonight's meeting and those who had signed up to speak to any agenda items.