City Making Adjustments to City Council meetings to Comply With Governor’s Revised Executive Orders

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Among the measures included in Governor Northam's revisions to Executive Orders 63 and 67 issued Friday, Nov. 13, is a reduction from 250 to 25 in the total number of people who can participate in public and private in-person social gatherings. While the operations of government are specifically exempted from the order, the Virginia Beach City Council will continue to support efforts designed to contain the spread of COVID-19 by modifying its meeting protocols. 

The following process will be in place beginning with the Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 City Council meeting, Suite 5 of the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St.:

  • Only required staff, including those working or presenting, should attend in person.
  • Attendance by the public will be limited to 25 people inside Suite 5.
  • Suite 4 will be used for overflow attendance with a maximum capacity of 25 people.
  • Citizens are encouraged to reach out to members of Council ahead of a meeting to share input and watch meetings online (www.VBGov.com/media or www.Facebook.com/cityofvabeach) or VBTV (Cox channel 48; Verizon channel 45) instead of in person. Citizens who plan to comment on agenda items are encouraged to take advantage of virtual options for speaking, although they may still do so in person.
  • To sign up to speak in person, please call the City Clerk's office at 757-385-4303.
  • To make comments virtually on an item, please follow these two-steps:
  1. Register to participate here - WebEx
  2. Contact the City Clerk's Office at (757) 385-4303 or via email at ABarnes@vbgov.com  prior to 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2020 to sign up to speak to a particular item. 
In addition to limiting the number of people gathered for a meeting, the City will continue to expect  individuals to maintain at least six feet of distance from others, wear face coverings and wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. 


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