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City of Richmond to close for week, essential services maintained

The City of Richmond will close from March 17 to March 20, while essential city services will continue.
Posted at 6:29 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 18:29:33-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The City of Richmond will be closed from March 17 to March 20, while essential city services will continue.

Essential city services like Police and Fire, Public Works, and EMS, among others, will continue to operate.

The closures are designed to ensure the health and safety of residents, employees and the general public, the city said in a statement. Designated personnel will report for work, and operations to ensure public safety and public health will not be impacted.

A spokesperson for the City said that more information will be released on Tuesday.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.