County Prepares for Phase III: Operational Status Update

County Prepares for Phase III: Operational Status Update

Our combined efforts have helped to flatten the curve in Prince William, and we will begin Phase III on Wednesday, July 1. This will mean the lifting of a number of restrictions for our businesses and residents. However, it does not mean that the virus is gone (see the latest data). Caution and commonsense public health measures such as wearing face coverings and increased sanitation are still needed. As such, the County is taking precautions to protect our residents and staff as we gradually reopen key agencies and services.

  • Facilities that have public-facing counters will reopen on July 1, M-F 8am to 4 pm. This includes McCoart (taxpayer services), Development Services Building (development services/planning/etc.), Sudley North (taxpayer services and Department of Social Services), and Hellwig. Only the main doors will open. Disinfection protocols are in place, and plexiglass shields will be added to public counters.
  • County Staff will wear masks in public buildings; for our safety and yours, please also wear a mask when entering County buildings. If you forget yours or do not have access to a mask, please request one upon arrival, as we will have extras for the public.
  • On July 6, summer camps will begin at county parks, historic sites, and recreational facilities. Group sizes will be smaller to accommodate physical distancing.
  • Libraries will open by appointment only, starting July 1. You can still also schedule contact-free pickups. Programs, like the Imagine Your Story summer reading program, will continue to operate virtually.
  • Outdoor pools operated by PWC Parks & Recreation will not open this summer, out of an abundance of caution for our local teens, who make up the bulk of this temporary workforce.
  • We will continue to encourage telework and alternative scheduling to keep occupancy levels low to accommodate social distancing. We will provide masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) as appropriate to onsite staff, based on federal and state workplace guidance.

COVID-19 response remains an evolving a situation; please visit the response website for the latest County updates and operational status.

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