Northumberland County announces two confirmed COVID-19 cases

The Northumberland County Administrator has issued a press release confirming two cases of COVID-19 virus in the county.  Both are travel related; both are under quarantine and in isolation.

Here is a copy of the County press release:   NoCo Covid first case March 26 (1)

Here is a link to theVirginia Dept of Health COVID-19 information page.  This page has a lot of information for individuals, families and businesses.  The two cases in Northumberland County are not on this map; the map will be updated late tonight.


IMPORTANT NOTICES !!!! Please read.

Annual meeting date change

The PBE POA Annual Meeting scheduled for April 18 has been cancelled.

The annual meeting is now scheduled for Saturday, May 23 — however — this date is subject to change.


Roster update coming

In mid-April we will mail to all property owners a form for you to complete and return to the secretary.  This form will ask you to update your contact information for the POA roster.  (NOTE:  We maintain a roster of all property owners and their contact information, however, to protect your privacy, this roster is closely-held and is not distributed.)

COVID-19 update – March 18, 1:00 AM

Northumberland County has declared a state of emergency.  All county offices are closed to the public but are operating with a skeleton staff.

If you need to do business with a county office, call first and ask for instructions– you will be able to handle business by snail mail, email, or, go to the office where someone will meet you outside.

Offices included are:  County Administrator; Commissioner of Revenue; Treasurer; Voter Registrar; Circuit Court Clerk; fines; Commonwealth’s Attorney; Health Dept; Social Services; County Extension Agent.   The Sheriff’s office has closed their lobby; you can enter the vestibule and talk with the dispatchers using the intercom on the door frame inside the vestibule.

As of late March 17, Virginia has 67 confirmed COVID-19 virus cases with two deaths, both in James City County (near Williamsburg; both 70-yr-old males).  Here is the latest map showing VA COVID-19 cases. VA COVID 19 MARCH 17

For current information as well as cautions for families, individuals, businesses and the like, go to the Virginia Dept of Health COVID-19 website.


PBE POA Board of Directors meeting

The Potomac Bay Estates Property Owners’ Association Board of Directors will meet:

  • Friday, March 20
  • 1:00 PM
  • 4142 Newman’s Neck Road (the Williams residence)

The agenda for this meeting is at this link:   _v.01_0320-2020 Agenda PBE BOD_Dated-v.0312 -handout – Copy (1)

Board meetings are open to all property owners.  Please email us at if you plan to attend.

NOTE:  If you are using a Windows 10 computer and try to open the agenda, you may see a link open at the bottom of the screen that gives you the choice to open or save the document.  When you open the document, it will open in your word processor!!  Sorry — but that’s the way Win10 works on some systems.

COVID-19 coronavirus update and information

For those who are concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Virginia, we recommend you check in on the Virginia Department of Health website for the latest information and for suggestions about how to keep yourself and your family safe.

Here’s a link to the Dept of Health coronavirus page.  This page has a LOT of information for businesses, individuals, families, and the like.  Also, on this page, scroll down to the bottom of the page for a map showing number of cases in Virginia by county

As of 6:00 PM, Saturday, March 14, Virginia has reported the first death releated to the virus.  Here is a link to the Dept of Health announcement.



Congratulations, Kathy!!!

Congratulations to our neighbor Kathy Peebles who was named as Volunteer of the Year for 2019 by the Northumberland Family YMCA!!

If you aren’t a member of the local YMCA, here’s their website — it’s a great place with lots of activities — and you’ll probably find Kathy there!!

Northumberland Family YMCA; 6348 Northumberland Hwy (Hwy 360), Heathsville

Winter weather update: Feb 20; 2:00 PM

The National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA, has issued an update to the winter weather warning issued yesterday for East and Southeast Virginia.

Our neighborhood is still expecting light rain, possibly changing to sleet or snow late Thursday afternoon, with a possible overnight accumulation of less than 1 inch.

Coldest temperature of 23 degrees will occur around 6:00 AM Friday, Feb 21.

Wind gusts to 20 MPH are expected.

Temperature forecasts are:

  • Thursday, Feb 20:  High 43, Low 29
  • Friday, Feb 21:  High 39, Low 23
  • Saturday, Feb 22:  High 52, Low 27
  • Temps for the rest of next week will be highs in 50’s, lows in mid-30’s.

The full current winter weather warning is at this link:   20200220_1019AM

Roads may become icy and slick; watch for downed trees or power lines.

Winter weather warning: Thursday afternoon through Friday. Feb 20-21.

The National Weather Service at Wakefield, VA, has issued a winter weather alert that slightly affects our area.  The most serious affects will be along the NC-VA border, possibly reaching as far north as Richmond.  HOWEVER — the storm track can change, bringing winter weather to our neighborhood.

Period of possible winter weather:  Midday Thursday, Feb 20 through late afternoon, Friday, Feb 21.

Impact on our neighborhood:

  • Less than 1-inch accumulation of snow with rain changing to snow late Thursday afternoon and continuing through Thursday night
  • Wind gusts 17 to 32 MPH
  • Lowest temperature expected 6:00 AM Friday, Feb 21:  23 degrees

Here is the full National Weather Service brief.  20200219_0530AM_WxBrief

We will monitor the weather situation and update as necessary.

Watch for:

  • Slick, possibly icy, roads
  • Trees, power poles, power lines down
  • Limited visibility as snow falls