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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] A number of activities and events have been canceled in Hampton because of the Coronavirus


March 16, 2020 -Beginning Monday, March 16, all city facilities will be closed to the general public. Employees will report to work, but city business will largely be conducted online, via email and phone calls. This includes City Hall at 22 Lincoln St., the Ruppert Sargent Building at 1 Franklin St., city offices at other locations, libraries, community centers, golf courses, the Hampton History Museum and Carousel, The  American Theatre, the Hampton Roads Convention Center and the Hampton Coliseum. 

Parks buildings, such as the Sandy Bottom Nature Visitors Center, will be closed and there will be no scheduled activities, but the public can use outdoor spaces during daytime hours. Other activities, events and offices that are canceled, postponed or closed:

  • A Hampton Youth Commission Candidates Form scheduled for Monday evening at the Hampton Roads Convention Center has been postponed.
  • Court buildings remained open Monday.
  • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Friday ordered all K-12 schools in the state closed for a minimum of two weeks - from March 16-27.  
  • All March events and the walking program at the Boo Williams Sportsplex, 5 Armistead Pointe Parkway, have been canceled for the next three weeks. They are working to reschedule.
  • The DMV Select offices in the Hampton Treasurer’s Office, 1 Franklin St., will be closed until further notice.

This list will be updated as more closings and cancellations are made. For more information about the Coronavirus, including the best way to protect yourself and your family, visit the CDC website. For more information about the city’s Emergency Management Office, visit


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