In response to precautionary measures being implemented at the federal, state and local levels, the town of Halifax wanted citizens, businesses and visitors to be aware of steps being undertaken in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
With the health, safety and general welfare of all citizens and town staff in mind, the doors to the Halifax Town Hall, located at 70 South Main St., will be closed to the public starting on Tuesday and continuing through March 27 subject to further notification, according to town manager Carl Espy.
The Halifax Farmers Market will be closed this Saturday and next Saturday, March 28.
The Spring Bazaar that was scheduled for April 4 has been postponed. Assistant town manager Denise Barksdale said they will work to reschedule this event and will keep the public updated on their Facebook page.
Sanitation services will continue as scheduled with recycling and glass scheduled to be picked up on Wednesday and regular recycling on March 25. Residents are advised to continue to place properly prepared items for pickup.
Under public safety, the town of Halifax Police Department (HPD), along with other law enforcement agencies and first responders, including the Halifax Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD), will continue to be dispatched immediately to emergency calls by the 9-1-1 Center and to conduct routine patrols and safety checks town-wide.
Non-emergency calls will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and may involve setting up an appointment; those non-emergency type calls should be made to 434-476-2526 (HPD) or 434-476-3334 (9-1-1 Center/Dispatch). Walk-ins to HPD may be curtailed based upon additional health safety protocols.
Town administration staff will be available to respond to phone calls at 434-476-2343 and emails between the hours of 9 a.m.- 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.
Online tax payment services will continue to be available through Paymentus on the town website at www.townofhalifax.com or by calling the toll free number, 1-877-489-1674.
Other payments and correspondence also may be sent via mail to P.O. Box 627, Halifax, VA 24558.
Continue to check the town website and social media platforms for further and updated information.
“Thank you for your patience and continued cooperation. Please be sure to exercise every common sense precaution – wash your hands thoroughly, sneeze/cough discreetly and away from others, do not shake hands, stay home if you are ill, etc. Let’s work together — be safe and sensible,” Espy concluded.