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Visit the Department of Human Resource Management’s website or a local television or radio station for inclement weather closings. You can also receive emergency closing announcements by following DHRM on Twitter.

Current Advisories

October 9, 2017

Old City Hall to close to the public through January

Old City Hall will once again be used by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General who win in November as temporary office space until after Inauguration. DGS and its partners are preparing the building for this transition use, so building access will be restricted until after Inauguration.  



The Virginia State Capitol Alert Network, or VSCAN, is the primary source of emergency notification used by the Division of Capitol Police (DCP) in and around the Capital District. VSCAN is owned and operated by DCP and individual accounts are free to all tenant personnel located in state-managed facilities in and around Capitol Square.

VSCAN alerts are most effective when a user has multiple means of communication assigned to their account. DGS and DCP encourage all tenants to provide as many communication options as possible, including state email address, office phone number, mobile phone number, and personal email address. The more options that are provided in the VSCAN system, the more ways there are for account holders to receive timely notification from DCP during an emergency or significant event on Capitol Square.

Sign up for a VSCAN account


Fire or Rescue: 911

Capitol Police: 786-HELP (4357)

Capitol Police Non-Emergency: 786-2568

DGS Information Line: 225-4949

DGS 1stService (Building Emergencies): 786- 3578

VDOT’s Highway Helpline: 1-800-367-ROAD

VITA Customer Care: 1-866-637-8482

Commonwealth Information Line: 211

National Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222

Terrorism Hotline: 1-877-482-8477