Northampton County COVID-19 Updates

Please visit our Coronavirus COVID-19 page for a comprehensive list of resources and updates. 

Mask up Virginia 

Public Notice

Call for Special Meeting

A special-called meeting of the Northampton County Board of Supervisors will be held Thursday, April 2, 2020, commencing at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia, for the purpose of:

Discussion and consideration of issues caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Any other actions as required related to the above items

This meeting will be conducted electronically to allow for the safety of Board members as well as citizens in keeping with current guidelines. A call-in number will be released soon; please contact the County Administrator’s Office at 757-678-0440 ext. 516 if you would like to be added to the distribution for the call-in information.

Update March 30, 2020 

The Northampton County Board of Supervisors urges our citizens to follow Governor Northam's Statewide Closure of Certain Non-Essential Businesses as issued on March 23, 2020 closing all restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, farmers markets, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms. They may continue to provide take-out and delivery services. Violations of these closings are a criminal offense and subject to prosecution. There are 13 business categories considered essential that will be allowed to remain open such as grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and banks. The complete list can be found on the Virginia Department of Health web site. Any brick and mortar business that is not included in one of the 13 allowed business categories listed and cannot adhere to the 10 patron limit and social distancing guidelines must close. Moreover, all public and private in person gatherings of 10 or more individuals are prohibited by the Governor's executive order. The executive order can be read in its entirety by following this link:

Executive Order Number Fifty-three (2020)

Northampton County will be closely following the State guidelines and we encourage you to do the same. The situation may change daily.

Everyone, please stay home. We encourage all visitors to reschedule visits to the Eastern Shore. Everyone must do their part to flatten the curve. Please be considerate of small towns and counties on Virginia's Eastern Shore that do not have the medical staff or capacity for visitors during this pandemic. Stay home. If your primary residence is not on the Eastern Shore, we urge you not to visit at this time. We know that everyone loves Northampton County, Cape Charles, Exmore, Nassawadox, Eastville, and Cheriton and the Eastern Shore this time of year; however, we would like to urge our friends from out of the area to please remain home to help keep our small community safe and do their part in preventing the spread of the virus. Isolation is key. Thank you and stay healthy.

UPDATE: March 19, 2020
County of Northampton restricts access by the General Public to County Administrative Offices and Facilities

Due to COVID-19 precautions, as well as recent state and federal recommendations, all Northampton County facilities and offices including the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office, the County Treasurer’s Office, the Planning, Permitting & Enforcement Office, the Finance Office and County Administration will be closed to the public effective Friday, March 20, 2020. The Parks & Recreation Office at Indiantown Park and the Facilities Management Office at Stumptown will also observe this closure. The Voter Registrar’s Office is not affected by this closure and can be accessed through the exterior door closest to that office. The County Transfer Station/Landfill and waste collection centers (convenience centers) are considered essential services and will continue to operate but with limited interaction between the staff and public.

No in-person transactions will be conducted. All County employees will continue to report to work during their normal work hours. The public is encouraged to use the County’s online options for payments and services.

For assistance, please call us during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at (757)678-0440.

COVID-19 Updates from Northampton County, VA Government
Posted on 03/28/2020

Northampton County Emergency Declaration

The Northampton County Board of Supervisors is urging all of the residents and businesses in the County to take all necessary precautions in dealing with the coronavirus crisis. The goal is to slow down the outbreak to prevent infection among the at-risk populations, including the elderly and people who are immune compromised, and to avoid stressing our health care system.

The most up to date information and notices are available on the Center for Disease Control’s website and the Virginia Department of Health.  There is also a page with information and useful links on the Northampton County website Coronavirus COVID-19 page.  

1. We urge everyone to minimize contact with other people and avoid crowded places if possible. Please practice good hygiene steps especially washing your hands thoroughly and regularly and keeping surfaces clean that are routinely touched. Other suggestions are on the suggested websites.

2. If you are sick please contact a doctor. Please avoid coming to the County offices. If needed you can contact the offices through the main number at [757] 678-0440. A more complete list of numbers is available on the County website.

3. Northampton County Public Schools have been ordered shut down for the next two weeks until March 30, 2020 at this point. For any additional information on schedules or plans for student meal services, please access the NCPS website or call [757] 678-5151. Food service can be directly accessed at extension 2602.

4. Recreation Department activities have been cancelled at this point until March 30. Further information will be available on the County website or by calling the Recreation Department at [757] 678-0468.

5. At this time other Northampton County services are still available but we urge all residents and businesses to avoid unnecessary contact and visits to the County offices. Please conduct as much business as possible by phone, email, or regular mail. We want to make every effort to continue providing services while keeping all of our residents and employees safe and healthy.

6. Any changes to this level of service or changes in meeting schedules will be announced through news outlets and on the County website.

Thank you for your assistance in getting through this very serious situation. We all need to work together to make sure our community is as safe and healthy as possible.

Oliver Bennett
Chairman, Northampton County Board of Supervisors