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Chair Wheeler delivers message to Prince William County residents

Dear Neighbors,

This is the first issue of the Wheeler Report and it aims to provide timely and important information about a range of County issues.

To begin, I write to address concerns surrounding the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). At this time of uncertainty, it is important that we take a moment to pause and think clearly about what must be done to ensure the personal health and safety of ourselves, our families, and our neighbors. Below, please find the latest list of cancellations and facility operations instituted by Prince William County to preserve the health and well-being of our community. These measures are meant to help us all with the recommended “social distancing” that will help dampen the spread of the virus.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT: As of 12 noon today, Prince William County Executive, Chris Martino has issued a local Declaration of Emergency pursuant to Virginia Code Section 44-146.21. This was done to allow the county to mobilize and prioritize resources and handle procurement issues. I remain in constant contact with Mr. Martino and his staff to ensure the safety of the public. In an abundance of caution, all gatherings and events scheduled to take place at county facilities are canceled until further notice. Staff have been encouraged to tele-work.

Senior Centers: CLOSED (BlueBird trips are also canceled until further notice.)
Public Libraries: CLOSED
Recreation Centers: CLOSED
Historic Sites: CLOSED

For the latest information on the opening and closing of county buildings and facilities, click here. You can also sign up for PWC Alerts, here.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY SCHOOLS: All Prince William County Public Schools are closed to students until Tuesday, April 14th in response to the Novel Coronavirus. The school system continues to monitor the situation and reserves the right to extend school closures. It should also be noted that all school-age child care (SACC) are closed until further notice.

In the interim, breakfast and lunch food distributions are available to anyone under the age of 18 years old, from 9:00am until 10:00am on weekdays at the following locations.

Elementary Schools

Dale City Elementary School, 14450 Brook Drive, Woodbridge, VA
Fitzgerald Elementary School, 15500 Benita Fitzgerald Drive, Woodbridge,VA
Jenkins Elementary School, 4060 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge, VA
Mullen Elementary School, 8000 Rodes Drive, Manassas, VA
Tyler Elementary School, 14500 John Marshall Highway, Gainesville, VA

Middle Schools

Beville Middle School, 4901 Dale Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA
Fred Lynn Middle School, 1650 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge, VA
Graham Park Middle School, 3613 Graham Park Road, Triangle, VA
Hampton Middle School, 14800 Darbydale Avenue, Woodbridge,VA
Lake Ridge Middle School, 12359 Mohican Road, Woodbridge, VA
Marsteller Middle School, 14000 Sudley Manor Drive, Bristow, VA
Parkside Middle School, 8602 Mathis Avenue, Manassas, VA
Potomac Middle School, 3130 Panther Pride Drive, Dumfries,VA
Rippon Middle School, 15101 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA
Stonewall Middle School, 10100 Blackburn Road, Manassas, VA
Woodbridge Middle School, 2201 York Drive, Woodbridge, VA

High School

Forest Park High School, 15721 Forest Park Drive, Woodbridge, VA

For more information regarding Prince William County Public Schools’ response to the Coronavirus, click here.

General Service Information: For today, all OmniRide routes are operating regular services. Ridrship and health and safety conditions will determine the level of service moving forward. Please stay on the lookout for future updates.

Quantico Local Riders: Effective immediately and until further notice, Marine Corps Base Quantico no longer permits cabs and rideshare cars on the base. OmniRide is no longer able to continue the cab shuttle from the base to the OmniRide Route 1 local bus. As a stop-gap, VRE will allow those passengers to ride to Woodbridge VRE Station and connect to OmniRide buses from there.

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: As of today, Federal offices within the Washington Metropolitan Area are open with maximum telework flexibilities to all current tele-work eligible employees, pursuant to direction from agency heads. For additional information, click here for further guidance from the Office of Management and Budget.

THANK YOU! Prince William County is a resilient community. Thank you to the doctors, nurses,public health officials, and medical staff working overtime to keep our community safe.

To the residents of Prince William County, thank you for your support and responsiveness during this rapidly changing health crisis. Please feel free to contact me. My staff and I stand ready to assis

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