Staunton Details City’s Position on Reopening Approach

APRIL 27, 2020:  The City of Staunton is closely monitoring efforts of federal and state officials as they begin to determine appropriate guidelines for phased resumptions of business and civic activities.  The city remains subject to a temporary stay at home order issued by Governor Ralph Northam on March 30, 2020 that will remain in force until June 10, 2020, unless extended or rescinded by further executive order.  This stay at home order, together with other executive orders issued by the governor, will continue to guide the city in its decisions concerning operating protocols until further direction is received from the federal and state governments.  The city will convene a cross-disciplinary stabilization and recovery team to proactively develop Staunton’s specific reopening strategy, when it is determined to be appropriate to move in this direction. 

“Staunton will continue to follow the advice and directives of trusted public health experts and federal and state officials as we have throughout this public health emergency,” said City Manager Steve Rosenberg.  “Our steps toward reopening will be developed based on the best information available as we balance the critical interests of public health and safety, economic recovery and provision of city services.”

Information about any changes to city operations and protocols will continue to be shared with the public as quickly as possible via the city’s COVID-19 website, social media platforms, and newsroom.

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