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Local government related postponements, cancellations and community services related the COVID-19 pandemic will be posted or linked on this page for the foreseeable future. Please check back often for updated information. To submit updates or new information please email us.
Click here to view the Forward Virginia Blueprint for Easing Public Health Restrictions
Executive Order #72 - Nine Common Sense Surge-Restrictions Certain Temporary Restrictions Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
New Mitigation Measures to Contain COVID-19
- 25-person limit on indoor and outdoor gatherings, down from 250
- expanded mask requirement, including children aged 5+
- 10 p.m. on-site alcohol curfew
- increased enforcement
- Executive Order #65 - PHASE 2 - EASING OF CERTAIN TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS
- GUIDELINES FOR PHASE 2 - FORWARD VIRGINIA - Phase 2 guidelines
- Executive Order #63 - Face Covering Requirements - effective May 29, 2020
- GUIDELINES FOR PHASE 1 - FORWARD VIRGINIA - reopening information
- Executive Order #61 - PHASE 1 - EASING TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS
- Executive Order #56 - POSTPONING PRIMARY ELECTION TO JUNE 23
- Executive Order #55 - TEMPORARY STAY AT HOME ORDER THROUGH JUNE 10, 2020
- Executive Order #53 | NOTE: TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS FOR NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES DATE HAS CHANGED FROM APRIL 23 TO MAY 8
- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Executive Order Fifty-three
Guidelines for all phases:
INDIVIDUALS: CONTINUE TO PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE
- Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
- Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
- Strongly consider using face coverings while in public, and particularly when using mass transit.
PEOPLE WHO FEEL SICK SHOULD STAY HOME
- Do not go to work or school.
- Contact and follow the advice of your medical provider.
GUIDELINES FOR EMPLOYERS:
Develop and implement appropriate policies, in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations and guidance, and informed by industry best practices, regarding:
- Social distancing and protective equipment
- Temperature checks
- Use and disinfection of common and high-traffic areas
- Business travel
Monitor workforce for indicative symptoms. Do not allow symptomatic people to physically return to work until cleared by a medical provider.
Develop and implement policies and procedures for workforce contact tracing following employee COVID+ test.
View/download this document with a listing of WHO TO CALL INSTEAD OF 9-1-1.
City Hall is closed to the public until further notice.
- Employees will continue to provide services under a minimal staffing plan.
- Residents are encouraged to conduct business with the City online, by mail or telephone.
- Anyone making payments to the City may do so online at www.lynchburgva.gov, by mail or using the white drop box located in front of City Hall. No cash should be placed in the drop box - only checks and money orders, please.
- The City of Lynchburg is committed to ensuring that construction projects are able to continue during the closure. Contractors are encouraged to contact the Community Development Department by telephone at (434) 455-3900 to access development services such as site plans, grading plans, public hearing items or zoning questions, Call (434) 455-3910 for building permits, inspections and property maintenance concerns. Plans can be submitted online here. Plans and payments may be placed in the City Hall drop box.
For more information, call the Citizens First Information Center (M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) at (434) 856-CITY (2489) , or download the City of Lynchburg’s mobile app at www.lynchburgva.gov/apps.
Temporary Downtown Parking Changes
Please click this link to view updated information regarding temporary parking changes in the downtown area.
- Unemployment Insurance (UI) Procedures to File or Re-open a Claim
- Filing a Claim for Unemployment Insurance Benefits (PDF of a PowerPoint presentation)
- VEC Press Release week ending 4/18/20
- View the unemployment locality numbers for the week ending 4/18/20
- Visit webpage for complete and up to date closings and postponements. www.vec.virginia.gov
Regional Landfill (Region 2000 Services Authority)
- The Livestock Road Landfill will be temporarily closed to the public on Saturdays in response COVID-19. The landfill be operating normal hours Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for all customers.
- The Concord Turnpike Convenience Center will continue to operate for City of Lynchburg citizens with normal hours Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Water Plant & Museum, Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Pedlar Reservoir are closed to the public until further notice. Scheduled vendor visits & deliveries are still allowed. Please call (434) 455-4250 for information or to report water-related problems.
All taskforce meetings have been canceled. More info.
Visit www.lynchburgva.gov/circuit-court for closings and postponements.
Closed for in-person service. Visit Social Security for more information.
Other Government Information Sources
- Cornonavirus.gov - prepared by CDC.gov and WhiteHouse.gov
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Rumor Control from FEMA - Check the facts.
- Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance COVID-19 response
- Virginia Legal Aid