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March 19, 2020

County government offices closed to public until April

File Photo/Lawrence Emerson
The closure of county government offices took effect at the close of business Wednesday.
While I realize the inconvenience to county citizens by this action, both the President of the United States and the Governor have made it clear that localities must take action to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the potential for face-to-face exposure.
— County Administrator Paul McCulla
Effective 5 p.m. Wednesday, Fauquier County government offices closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The offices will remain closed until April 2, according to a press release issued yesterday afternoon:

Fauquier County Administrator Paul McCulla announced today that effective at 5:00 pm, March 18, Fauquier County Offices will be closed to the public until April 2nd. The county administrator stressed that the business of the county will continue during this closure. County employees are expected to report for work or to telecommute as authorized during this closure. For those who have business with the county, Mr. McCulla urged the use of email, telephone or mail as the means of non-face-to-face contact. Citizens are urged to contact the Treasurer, Commissioner of Revenue or county offices if they have questions or if they wish to transact business.

Mr. McCulla also noted that all of the Fauquier County courts will remain open for business at this time and their clerk’s offices will remain open to the public for business. In addition, the County’s landfill and convenience sites will also remain open. Mr. McCulla also stressed that law enforcement and emergency services will continue to operate without interruption.

In accordance with the governor’s directive of March 17 to limit gatherings to no more than ten people in one location, Fauquier County will hold a virtual public hearing for the FY 2021 proposed budget and tax rates on Thursday, March 19, at 7:00 pm. Citizens may participate in the virtual public hearing via livestream by going to https://vimeo.com/event/25618. To have your comments read to the Board of Supervisors during the budget public hearing, citizens may email their comments to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

“While I realize the inconvenience to county citizens by this action, both the President of the United States and the Governor have made it clear that localities must take action to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the potential for face-to-face exposure,” Mr. McCulla said. “We hope that the actions we take today will help keep the citizens of Fauquier County safer by preventing the spread of this virus and will also protect the county workforce to ensure we are able to continue to provide our citizens with the services they need.”
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