The Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Office of Emergency Management recommends that all residents and businesses in the Charlottesville-Albemarle region register for the CodeRED Emergency Alert System. By registering, residents may receive alerts about critical situations, such as weather warnings and emergency events, and necessary actions. Subscribers can select the type of alerts they would like to receive as well as how they are warned, including phone, text and email. Learn more »
This weekend marks the anniversary of the illegal and traumatic events that brought so much pain and damage to our community one year ago. Although it is unclear what may happen, you should know there is no higher priority at all times in our school division than safeguarding the safety and security of every student and every member of our staff.
For the past several months, our division has been closely working with local government, law enforcement, public safety and regional partners on several preparatory measures to ensure that everyone is safe this weekend.
This Friday, all non-essential school staff will have the option of leaving their offices at 1 p.m. and concluding their workday from home. Continue reading
During the summer of 2017, the events in Charlottesville impacted our community and all of us living and working in the surrounding area. It is important to recognize that the anniversary of these events may be a challenging time due to traumatic memories and lingering stress. There are resources available for community members and County employees to help us through these and other difficult events. Continue reading
An Open Letter from County Executive Jeff Richardson Addressing the Upcoming Weekend of August 10-12
Dear Members of the Albemarle County Community,
We are less than a month away from the somber anniversaries of the violence that took place in Charlottesville and Albemarle County last August.
While the region anticipates individuals gathering in and around Charlottesville, as well as several community groups to hold events throughout the weekend of August 10-12, the safety and well-being of our community is paramount. Continue reading
Registration is now open for the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s 2018 Drinking Water Clinic. Space is limited, so register early!
Affordable water testing and information about water quality and well and spring care maintenance will be offered for homeowners through the Virginia Cooperative Extension office in Albemarle County and Charlottesville City in May 2018. Continue reading
Please plan to attend! This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all ACPS employees are invited to attend Woodbrook Elementary School’s 4th annual Walk a Mile for Martin event. Each year on MLK Day, the Woodbrook community gets together to walk at least one mile for a myriad of causes. Continue reading
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. As a follow-up to the recent and successful National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event and to aid responsible disposal of unwanted or expired medicines, Sentara Martha Jefferson has placed a drug drop-off box in its outpatient pharmacy, available to the community Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more about safely managing your prescriptions and see a list of drug drop-off box locations »
Results of the October 28 Drug Take Back event held at Martha Jefferson: Continue reading