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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Temporary Waivers of Environmental Health Regulations

(Norfolk, Va.) – On March 12, 2020, Governor Ralph S. Northam issued Executive Order Fifty One (51), Declaration of a State of Emergency due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) authorizing heads of executive agencies, with appropriate concu...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Norfolk Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death

(Norfolk, Va.) — Today, the Norfolk Health Department announced the first death of a Norfolk resident from the COVID-19. The resident was a male in his 80s. To protect patient confidentiality, no further information about the patient will be pro...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Norfolk Festevents Cancels 2020 Harborfest, Postpones Bayou Boogaloo Due to Impacts of COVID-19

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Press Release URL: bit.ly/PressFestevents

Norfolk, VA – In guidance with the statewide Stay at Home Order, effective until June 10, issued by Governor Ralph Northam and the Commonwealth of Virginia on Monday, March 30...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Norfolk Beaches Close to all Activities Except Fishing and Exercise

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk is closing its beaches to all activities except fishing on the beach and exercise in compliance with Governor Northam’s Executive Order 55.  Beach patrols will actively monitor beache...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Updated Services at Norfolk Department of Public Health

(Norfolk, Va.) – The Norfolk Department of Public Health has updated the services offered due to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) crisis response.  The Norfolk Health Department is not conducting testin...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

City to Close All Dog Parks and Some Parks at Sunset

NORFOLK, VA – All dog parks, Northside skate park, small neighborhood and school parks and picnic shelters will close today March 26 at sunset and remain closed until further notice.  The City is taking this unprecedented step ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

City Council actions on the March 24, 2020 formal agenda.

The current City Council Agenda actions are available here

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

City of Norfolk Extends Closure of All City Buildings

City buildings will remain closed until further notice

NORFOLK, VA – Until further notice, all city buildings will remain closed to the public.

Norfolk city employees will continue to report to work.  Essential services, including trash pick-up and services provided by Norf...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Northam Orders Statewide Closure of Certain Non-Essential Businesses, K-12 Schools

Bans public gatherings of more than 10 people

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential bu...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Norfolk Arts Seeks Municipal Artists

Application process available all online

Norfolk Arts Seeks Municipal ArtistsApplication process available all online

Norfolk Arts seeks artists who are drawn to community engagement, collaboration, and want to create work to address a specific social issue. Municipal Artists are short-term partn...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

The Formal Session agenda for March 24 City Council is now available.

The current City Council Agendas are available here

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Animal Adoptions Resume with Virtual and Video Support

On Monday, the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

NORFOLK, VA – You can meet your next date or even your one true human love online – why not your furry best friend?

On Monday, the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Norfolk Department of Health Encourages Precautions for Seniors and At Risk Populations for COVID-19

Older adults and those with chronic medical conditions are at greatest risk for contracting COVID-19.

(Norfolk, Va.) – The Norfolk Department of Public Health encourages seniors and those with serious chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease, to take precautionary measures to reduce the transmission of the novel coron...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Office of Elections Encourages Voters to Vote at Home for May 5 Election

Request an absentee ballot online or by mail through 5:00 p.m. April 28 from the Virginia Department of Elections.

NORFOLK, VA – Cast your vote for the upcoming May 5, 2020 General Election from the comfort of your home.  Request an absentee ballot online or by mail through 5:00 p.m. April 28 from the Virginia Department of Elections.&n...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Elizabeth River Trail Foundation Reaches $4 Million Capital Campaign Goal

These investments will be used to enhance the Elizabeth River Trail, and $10,000 + donors will be acknowledged in a sculpture to be installed along the trail.

NORFOLK, Va. (March 2020) The Elizabeth River Trail Foundation has raised $4 million, reaching its Phase I capital campaign fundraising goal. Lead donors include: Sentara Healthcare ($500,000), City of Norfolk ($500,000); TowneBank Foundation ($250,000), ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Connect to City Services During City Building Closure

Citizens should follow Norfolk.gov for updates on city services

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk offers many options for citizens to continue to access city services during the closure of city buildings March 16 - March 30.  Most service requests are available online, MyNorfolk online or mobile app or...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

New DMV Select Hours Beginning April 6

DMV Select is available at the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office located on the first floor of City Hall.

Beginning Monday, April 6 DMV Select Hours will be 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. DMV Select is available at the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office located on the first floor of City Hall. For a complete list of DMV...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

First Fridays Season Starts April 3

Granby Street Party Welcomes Everyone to Downtown Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. – (March 2020) – The 8th Annual First Fridays street-party season starts Friday, April 3 on Granby Street. Each First Fridays runs from 5 pm to 8:30 pm with live music, food, drinks and fun for all ages. All event...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Virginia Zoo Offers Sensory Inclusive Experience

This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive Zoo experience for all visitors with a sensory issue.

Virginia Zoo Offers Sensory Inclusive Experience

NORFOLK, VA – The Virginia Zoo has partnered with KultureCity to make Zoo grounds and programs sensory inclusive. This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive Zoo experience for a...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Virginia Arts Festival Announces Postponement of Hong Kong Ballet

The Virginia Arts Festival engagement, which was scheduled for April 17 to 19 2020, was to feature the company’s exuberant production of ALICE (in wonderland).

Virginia Arts Festival shared today the announcement by Hong Kong Ballet that in light of recent developments related to the current coronavirus outbreak, the company’s upcoming tour to the U.S. will be postponed to an upcoming season. The Virgi...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Virginia Zoo Announces 2020 Member Swaps and Perks

It’s never been a better time to be a Virginia Zoo member!

Virginia Zoo Announces 2020 Member Swaps and Perks 

NORFOLK, VA – It’s never been a better time to be a Virginia Zoo member! As spring is just around the corner and Zoo season is upon us, there is much to look forward to this y...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Virginia Zoo Unveils Game and New Animal-Saving Efforts

Virginia Zoo Unveils Game and New Animal-Saving Efforts 

NORFOLK, VA – Each year the Virginia Zoo raises money to donate to animal-saving efforts across the world. Its most recent initiative is a larger than life game, Quarters for Conse...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

S&P Raises Norfolk’s Credit Rating to AAA

First time in the city’s history to receive highest possible rating

S&P Raises Norfolk’s Credit Rating to AAAFirst time in the city’s history to receive highest possible rating

NORFOLK, VA – For the first time in its history, Norfolk has received the highest possible credit rating. Today,...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

2020 Virginia International Tattoo

A Salute to the Greatest Generation
April 30 – May 3 at Scope Arena, Norfolk VA
Tickets are on sale now!

NORFOLK, VA. – Virginia Arts Festival has announced more details about the 2020 Virginia International Tattoo. The largest spectacle of music and might in the United States, the Virginia International Tattoo offers an astounding display of inspi...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Application period opens February 1 for Real Estate Tax Relief

Application period closes June 1. Community meetings scheduled.

Application period opens February 1 for Real Estate Tax ReliefApplication period closes June 1. Community meetings scheduled.

NORFOLK, VA – Homeowners have until June 1, 2020 to apply for Norfolk’s Real Estate Tax Relief and Deferral P...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Norfolk Festevents, City of Norfolk to Host Three International Class A Tall Ships in 2020

A trio of the world’s most prestigious Class A Naval sail training tall ships to stop in Norfolk

Norfolk Festevents, City of Norfolk to Host Three International Class A Tall Ships in 2020

Norfolk, VA – A trio of the world’s most prestigious Class A Naval sail training tall ships are slated to call on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

David Sanborn Electric Band Announced as Headliner for 2020 Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

Friday & Saturday, August 21 & 22, 2020

David Sanborn Electric Band Announced as Headliner for 2020 Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

Norfolk, VA – World-renowned saxophonist and six-time Grammy Award winner David Sanborn has been announced as a headliner for the 2020 Norfolk Waterfront...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Norfolk Public Schools to Transport Students on Electric School Buses

One of 16 divisions in Virginia to receive electric school buses through Dominion Energy program.

Norfolk Public Schools to Transport Students on Electric School Buses

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) will be among 16 school divisions throughout Virginia selected to receive electric school buses through an innovative program by Domi...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Virginia Arts Festival Announces 2020 Season!

Dozens of spring performances of music, dance, theater and more, in venues throughout Coastal Virginia

Virginia Arts Festival Announces 2020 Season!Dozens of spring performances of music, dance, theater and more, in venues throughout Coastal Virginia

Virginia Arts Festival will light up stages throughout Hampton Roads in spring 2020, bringing acclaimed arti...

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Norfolk NATO Festival Announces 2020 Theme

Stories of Friendship: 75 Years from the End of World War II

Norfolk NATO Festival A celebration of our 29 International Allies right here in our own backyardAnnouncing the 2020 theme: Stories of Friendship: 75 Years from the End of World War II

For over 65 years, Norfolk, Virginia has organized a ...

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