Norfolk Declares Local State of Emergency

NORFOLK, VA – Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander has declared a local state of emergency.  The declaration allows the City to ask for state and federal resources and seek state and federal reimbursement if the cost of the city’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19) reaches a certain threshold. 

“I have declared a local state of emergency for the city of Norfolk.   This will allow our Office of Emergency Management and appropriate city agencies and staff to leverage resources that might not otherwise be available.  I understand there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its impact, so I encourage all citizens to take necessary precautions, check in with friends and family and stay connected by checking Norfolk.gov,” said Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander.

For more information go to:  https://www.norfolk.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4740