Local State of Emergency

Hannah Newton, Staff Reporter

Fauquier County Administrator Paul McCulla declared a local state of emergency during the March 16 press release. This declaration will be effective starting March 17 at 9 a.m., or until further notice, due to the “threat to public health and safety of the citizens of Fauquier County from exposure to COVID-19.”
According to the Press Release, the state of emergency was set into play to protect the elderly and enact social distancing in the county. “While we realize the inconvenience to the citizens of the county in taking these actions, the unprecedented nature and effects of COVID-19 require these actions be taken to protect the citizens of the county from its further spread and to ensure the continuity of governmental service to the citizens of Fauquier County during this crisis,” said McCulla.
During this period, all government meeting rooms will be closed to non-governmental uses, all libraries will be closed, all Parks and Recreation programs will be canceled and many other events and services will become unavailable. For more information, the county has provided space on their website to update the community called Emergency Event Information.

Please use the following link to access the Press Releases: https://www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/departments-a-g/fire-rescue/covid-19-information