On September 1st The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office implemented the ability to Text-to-911 during an emergency.

Text-to-911 service will be available for those individuals who cannot safely make a voice call to 911 in an emergency. This will be a valuable service to the deaf and hard of hearing community. Testing for Text-to-911 has been completed in Middlesex County and is available with plans from AT & T, Sprint, T-Mobile, & Verizon Wireless. Text-to-911 may not be available outside of Middlesex County. If a text is made to 911 where that service is not available, a message will be sent back to the phone advising the customer to make a voice call. Some situations when Text-to-911 is appropriate: • Deaf, hard of hearing callers, or individuals with a speech disability • A caller who is unable to speak due to a medical or other condition • Emergency situations that would put the caller in danger if making a voice call • Examples include abduction, domestic violence or active shooter situation When texting to 911, follow these guidelines • Provide your exact address or location • Explain the type of emergency or help that is being requested • Be prepared to answer any questions that the 911-telecommunicator texts back. • Use plain language; do not use abbreviations, symbols, emoticons, or photos. • Messages should be brief and concise. Texting 911 can be done by typing “911” in the field for a phone number. No other numbers need to be used. Texting should be done through your wireless phones text messaging service and not from third party texting applications. Text-to-911 does require an active telephone service plan with data or it will not work. Remember, the best way to contact 911 is by making a voice call. Please only utilize this service in emergency circumstances where a voice call is not possible or safe. The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office is excited to offer Text-to-911 service to the citizens of Middlesex County. Remember: CALL if You Can, TEXT if You Can’t!

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Hurricane Season Covid-19 Guide

Hurricanes are severe tropical storms, massive storm systems, that form over the open water in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Each year, many coastal communities experience threats from hurricanes including heavy rains, strong winds, rip currents, floods and coastal storm surges from tropical storms and hurricanes. A hurricane may spawn tornadoes. Torrential rains cause further damage by causing floods and landslides, which not only threaten coastal communities but may impact communities many miles inland. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October.

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The County received one proposal for the Hummel Field Airport extension project and is now accepting public comments

The County received one proposal for the Hummel Field Airport extension project and is now accepting public comments on that proposal read here. Please submit comments by email to: s.traner@co.middlesex.va.us, with "Airport comments" in the subject line or in writing to County Administrator's Office att. S. Traner PO Box 428, Saluda Va. 23149 clearly marked as Airport comments.

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Receipt of Unsolicited Proposal

The County of Middlesex has received an unsolicited proposal for consideration under the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002, Virginia Code §56-575.1 through §56-575.18 to build a new 3200 ft. runway at Hummel Field. The proposed runway intends to serve Middlesex County and surrounding areas, including the lower Northern Neck region of Virginia. The County encourages any interested parties to submit competing proposals that comply with the County’s adopted procedures.

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Message from the Middlesex County Treasurer

Middlesex County 2020 Tax Notice The 2020 First Installment Middlesex County Real Estate Tax bills have been mailed. The due date for payment of these bills is June 5, 2020. By law, payments made in the Treasurer's Office or postmarked with the date of Friday, June 5, 2020 or before will be accepted as timely. Accounts remaining unpaid after June 5, 2020 will be subject to additional charges as provided by the Code of Virginia. Please check your bills for completeness upon receipt. If you have not received your tax bill(s), please contact the Treasurer's Office at (804) 758-5302 immediately. By law, failure to receive a bill does not relieve the taxpayer of any additional charges that will accrue for failure to pay by the due date. The Treasurer's Office is located in the Woodward Building in the courthouse complex in Saluda. A drop box for 24 hour payment service is also available at this location. In the event the office is closed to the public because of the COVID-19 virus, staff will be available to collect payments through the front window of the treasurer’s office building. If taxes are paid during office hours please bring exact cash, money order or check. For your convenience - Taxes can be paid at any “local - Middlesex” Sona, BB&T(Truist) or C&F Bank before June 5, 2020 and accepted as timely. Questions: If you have questions, please contact the Treasure's office at (804) 758-5302 or by email at kthrift@co.middlesex.va.us. Kathy S. Thrift Treasurer

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Governor Northam’s Executive Order Phase 1 - Conditions EO-61

Restaurants, Dining Establishments, Food Courts, Breweries, Microbreweries, Distilleries, Wineries, and Tasting Rooms Effective 12:00 a.m., Friday, May 15, 2020, restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms may operate delivery, take-out, and outdoor dining and beverage services only, provided such businesses comply with the Guidelines for All Business Sectors, and sector-specific guidance for restaurant and beverage services incorporated by reference herein. Such guidance includes, but is not limited to, the following requirements:

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