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The Town of Chatham (Town), Virginia is actively reducing person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 disease. COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus with a global health impact on all continents and countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. COVID-19 has forced governments, states, and communities to mitigate its impact on public health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is leading science research and providing national guidance on COVID-19 mitigation efforts in the United States. Keep up with the latest national developments at Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page on the CDC’s website.
The Commonwealth and the Town
The Town is currently operating under a modified Virginia Safer at Home Phase Three plan. Following Executive Order 72 and Order of Public Health Emergency Nine, the Commonwealth is taking proactive steps in COVID-19 surge containment and mitigation. The Town is complying with Executive Order 72. The Safer at Home Phase Three plan modified by Executive Order 72 is the Town’s primary guidance for conducting routine Town business and engaging the public. (Please reference Safer at Home Phase Three.) Executive Order 72 is in effect from December 14, 2020, to January 31, 2021
Town Business
It is strongly encouraged that all business conducted with the Town be completed over the phone or by email. Appointments with Town personnel can also be made. These forms of communication eliminate the person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.
The use of the Town’s online payment system, Official Payments, is also strongly encouraged to reduce disease transmission. Official Payments can process payments for personal property taxes, real estate taxes, tickets & fines, and utilities. If you have questions in its use, please contact the Town during regular business hours. The staff will be happy to assist you.
Visiting Town Hall
Town Hall is open under the Safer at Home Phase Three plan for all business that can’t be conducted over the phone or online. This includes, but is not limited to, cash payments, notary, and the official signing of documents. The Town does maintain a protective shield at the main counter. The Town has also taken other steps internally to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Town respectfully requests all visitors practice the following:
  • Wear a mask or face covering while conducting business.
  • Remain approximately 6’ apart from other visitors and Town staff.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
For additional information and helpful links regarding the COVID-19, to include guidance for individuals and  businesses, please visit the Virginia Department of Health.