Report from Virginia General Assembly from Delegate Rob Bloxom

Parks and Recreation: Temporary closures UPDATE

Due to the continued increase in COVID-19 positivity rates across the region, the following recreation centers and indoor pools will continue to remain closed through Monday, March 1. If rates decline prior to March 1, centers may reopen sooner and a notification will be sent. For additional updates, visit Norfolk.gov/play.

  • Huntersville Community Center
  • Lambert’s Point Community Center
  • Berkley Community Center
  • East Ocean View Community Center
  • Norview Community Center
  • Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center
  • Southside Aquatics Center
  • Huntersville Pool
  • Northside Pool
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Grab-n-Go at Norfolk Public Library

Did you know? Norfolk Public Library and Slover Library are open for Grab-n-Go!

What is Grab-n-Go service?

With Grab-n-Go service, patrons may enter the lobby area to pick up holds, check out materials, apply for or renew a library card, and get help with questions. Staff will retrieve books and materials on the shelves for patrons while they wait. To ensure wait times are reasonable, staff will retrieve up to five items while you wait. If you wish to request more items you may leave a list of those items with staff and return to pick them up at another time. You can search the collection and place holds using the online catalog.

Which locations have Grab-n-Go?

Barron F. Black Branch, Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch, Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch, Park Place Branch, Slover Library and Van Wyck Branch are all open for Grab-n-Go. Please see our new hours to find out when your nearest branch is open. Seniors Only hours are available from 10 AM to 11 AM every Wednesday at our Anchor Branch locations and the Slover Library.

New Hours:

  • Barron F. Black Branch, Tuesday and Wednesday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch, Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch, Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Park Place Branch, Thursday and Friday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Slover Library, Tuesday through Friday 11 AM to 4 PM, Saturday 12 PM to 5 PM
  • Van Wyck Branch, Monday and Friday 10 AM to 6 PM

Seniors Only Hours:

  • Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch, Wednesday 10 AM to 11 AM
  • Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch, Wednesday 10 AM to 11 AM
  • Slover Library, Wednesday 10 AM to 11 AM

Vote for Norfolk!

The ballot for the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards has been released – and Norfolk is on the list! Voting is open now through May 10. Users are able to vote once per email address.

NOTE: To vote for Norfolk, you must select that you have visited the United States, then Virginia, select to rate Cities, and then select Norfolk.

Vaccinate Norfolk

Beginning Monday, January 25, 2021, the Norfolk Department of Public Health (NDPH) expanded COVID-19 vaccination clinics to those who are eligible in Phase 1b. Virginia’s Phase 1b is defined as the vaccination of Frontline Essential Workers, people aged 65 years and older, people living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps, and people aged 16 through 64 years with a high risk medical condition or disability that increases their risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Norfolk residents who meet the Phase 1a or 1b eligibility requirements can preregister two ways*:

*Eligible individuals are highly encouraged to use the online form due to long call wait times.

NOTE: The preregistration process will add you to a waitlist within the specific phase in which you are eligible. Preregistration does not schedule you for a COVID vaccine appointment. Due to limited vaccine availability, it could take up to 4 to 8 weeks before you are notified to schedule your appointment. Individuals must bring to their appointment a form of identification such as a driver’s license and will be asked to show proof of qualification, such as a work ID, to verify eligibility.

NDPH vaccination clinics are closed to the general public.

HRBT Procurement + Opportunities

A unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and our local companies to participate in 2 upcoming sessions on contracting opportunities and educational resources:

Free Financial Education & Coaching

BankOn Norfolk
February 2021 - 5 month program

Norfolk Parks and Recreation: Temporary closures

Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, the following recreation centers and indoor pools will temporarily close Monday, January 11 until Monday, February 8:

  • Huntersville Community Center
  • Lambert’s Point Community Center
  • Berkley Community Center
  • East Ocean View Community Center 
  • Norview Community Center
  • Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center
  • Southside Aquatics Center
  • Huntersville Pool
  • Northside Pool

In lieu of in-person classes scheduled in January, RPOS will offer virtual programming for fee-based classes, personal training and wellness programs. For more information visit, Norfolk.gov/play.