A few pictures from this morning’s solo bike ride, too.
Here’s the press release
Following guidance from an Executive Order issued by the City Manager’s Office, and in coordination with Albemarle County, RWSA has closed access to the recreational area around the Sugar Hollow Reservoir. The Executive Order instructed Albemarle County to erect barriers in order to close the Sugar Hollow Reservoir recreational area to the public.
This is being done out of an abundance of caution, as visitors trying to access Sugar Hollow Reservoir recreational area have significantly increased in recent days. We are concerned that the increased visitation violates the CDC recommendations for social distancing of at least six-feet apart. Until further notice, only RWSA staff and emergency personnel will have access to the reservoir. Please stay away from this area at this time.
via email (shifted around to put Western’s information first)
Albemarle County Public Schools is expanding our student meal service. In addition to our six existing locations that serve meals from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each weekday, the school division has added 11 service locations throughout the county where students and siblings can receive meals.
Beginning tomorrow, March 25, students and siblings ages 18 and under may come to any of the locations listed below to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch. Meals are available Monday through Friday, free of charge and regardless of income level. Please note the times listed for each location and practice social distancing during pick-up.
Western Feeder Pattern Service Sites
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Existing Site)
Western Albemarle High School (front walkway near dining area) 5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet, VA 22932
11 to 11:30 a.m. (NEW!)
Claudius Crozet Park 1075 Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet, VA 22932
Like everyone, Crozet and Charlottesville residents are doing their part to stay at home. Starting today, I’m offering five minute “Front Steps Portraits” of Crozet and Charlottesville residents. You’ll know when I’m coming, and you can step outside, where I will be a safe distance (at least 10 feet) away and snap a few portraits. Don’t worry- there will be no physical interaction, and no contact during these sessions- but nothing will stop us from being able to smile and laugh.
Reminder: these folks are essential to our community.
I wanted to reach out to let you know in case you think it worthwhile to share with the community—Crozet Market/Great Valu has had a number of Crozetians call to ask about grocery delivery, and finally got the site fully up and running this morning. We’re now able to do contactless grocery delivery within a five-mile radius of the store and curbside pickup through shop.crozetmarket.com.
The store partnered with NorCro Delivery (formerly a local team of temporary fencing folks who had all their races/events cancelled because of the pandemic) to get things up and running. Stay healthy!
We have teamed up with NorCro Delivery, which will deliver groceries to your doorstep. $14.99 delivery fee for orders under $50; $12.99 for orders $50-100; and $9.99 for orders over $100. Order online here: https://shop.crozetmarket.com/
It is with heavy heart that I relay to you that all JMRL locations go to Tier 5 of our COVID-19 Response starting at 6pm on Monday, March 16, which will result in full closure of all locations through the end of March.
On Monday, March 16, the Crozet Library will be open from 1pm-6pm.
You can still come in and get materials until then – please see our tips for visiting the library below.
All items due in March will be now be due on April 6th.
During the weekdays, there will be limited staff on duty to process library returns and answer phone calls.
Find ebooks, audiobooks, streaming videos, magazines, and comics in the eLibrary or check out JMRL’s databases to do research, find online classes, and more
I am a family doctor and I am terrified for the vulnerable members of our community. These are the numbers. In our small community of Crozet, VA, approximately 10K people, estimated between 40 and 238 deaths from covid-19 coronavirus, unless we as community members enact drastic social distancing measures immediately. If we wait until we have a documented case we have missed our chance to #flattenthecurve. That first case will represent many, many undiagnosed cases that may have been circulating for weeks. Please protect yourself and our most vulnerable and do not go to school, work, or other activities. You can transmit this virus unknowingly to someone who can die from this. Someone please tell me that my math is wrong?
I want to clarify that I am not terrified for myself, my husband, or my children. If any of us contract this virus, especially the kids, we will most likely have a mild case that we will recover from without much difficulty. As a physician, I am terrified for the most vulnerable members of our community who will not recover so easily. I am terrified that we know this data, yet it is not getting out to the public. We should learn lessons from Italy, Washington state, California, where very good hospitals are becoming overwhelmed, without enough ventilators to keep patients alive or enough protective equipment to prevent the doctors from getting infected. This virus is very contagious and people with mild cold like symptoms can easily spread it to others. The only known way to reduce deaths in a community is for all of us to stay home. Including those who feel fine. I don’t want everyone else to feel terrified. But I do want everyone to take this extremely seriously.
Every day brings further affirmation that Facebook is, for events such as this, fine (albeit evil and terrible) for conversation. For disseminating timely information. twitter is infinitely better.
Now that we’ve all learned what a derecho is, this is as good a time as ever to remind you to follow RealCrozetVA on Twitter – I’m posting there much more often than I can here, in part because it’s much, much, much easier to post tweets from my phone than it is to write a blog post. I’m trying to post on the RealCrozetVA Facebook page, but that app is so remarkably slow and dysfunctional that it drains my iPhone’s battery super-fast. *and, I no longer have the FB app on my phone