Emergency Preparedness & Response

The Department of Emergency Preparedness and Response consists of two divisions which are also the central point of contact for Emergency Management and Emergency Communications (911).

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Jun 08

Team Norfolk COVID-19 Update - June 8, 2020

Posted on June 8, 2020 at 11:44 AM by Dan Sousa


Please click here for this week’s Incident Action Plan. This morning, there are 51,251 total cases in the Commonwealth, with 5,143 hospitalizations, and 1,477 deaths.  Norfolk is credited with 589 total cases, 71 hospitalizations, and seven deaths.

Most of the Commonwealth moved into Phase Two of the Governor’s Forward Virginia Plan last Friday. Richmond and Northern Virginia will stay in Phase One.

Phase 2 includes:

  • Reopening indoor seating at restaurants at 50% capacity
  • Reopening indoor gyms at 30% capacity
  • Reopening of entertainment venues such as zoos, museums, and botanical gardens
  • Reopening swimming pools with restrictions
  • Resuming recreational sports with restrictions

Phase 2 also increases limits on social gatherings from 10 to 50 people.

Governor Northam says you are still safer at home. Teleworking and social distancing are still encouraged. Face masks are required in public indoor places.

Following Governor Northam's decision to move Virginia into Phase 2, Norfolk reopened all dog parks, the Northside skate park, neighborhood parks, and public tennis courts. Playgrounds, basketball courts, outdoor pools, splash pads, and city recreation centers will remain closed.

Libraries will also remain closed; however, residents can access library books and other services online, including the Sargeant Memorial Collection at https://www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org/. Slover online materials and programs are available at https://www.sloverlibrary.com/.

Finally, those willing to contribute time or funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please remember our partners on the front lines working to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable neighbors! For a detailed list of our community partner needs, log into our HSIN connect page or email us at EOC-Plans@norfolk.gov.

Have a great week.


Daniel Hudson, Deputy EM Coordinator
Norfolk Emergency Preparedness & Response