In response to Gov. Ralph Northam issuing Executive Order 53, town manager Carl Espy announced Wednesday the closing of Halifax Town Hall through Friday, April 24 subject to further notification.

Sanitation services will continue as scheduled with recycling and glass, said Espy.

“Please continue to place properly prepared items for pickup,” he added.

The Halifax Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies and first responders, including the Halifax Volunteer Fire Department will continue to be dispatched by the 9-1-1 center and will conduct routine patrols and safety checks town-wide.

Non-emegency calls will be handled on a case-by-case basis and may involve setting up an appointment, according to the town manager. Non-emergency calls should be made to 476-2526 or 476-3334.

Walk-ins to the police department have been curtailed based upon additional health safety protocols, said Espy.

Town administration staff will be available by phone at 476-2343 and email between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Limited appointments may be arranged, but will be subject to change based upon additional health safety protocols, said Espy.

Espy can be reached at townmanager@townofhalifax.com, and Denise Barksdale can be reached at townoffice@townofhalifax.com.

Online tax payments and correspondence also may be sent to P.O. Box 624, Halifax, VA 24558.

Check the town’s website and social media platforms for further updates.

Executive Order 53 applies to the entire Commonwealth and places restrictions on businesses in addition to the CDC recommendations to limit public gatherings to less than 10 and social distancing of 6 feet between people.

For additional information, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.