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    COVID-19: Government

    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.
     


    Governor's Office


    Click here to view the Forward Virginia Blueprint for Easing Public Health Restrictions

    *NEW* 12/11/20 

    • Executive Order #72 - Nine Common Sense Surge-Restrictions Certain Temporary Restrictions Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    New Mitigation Measures to Contain COVID-19

    We are seeing #COVID19 surge around the country—cases are rising much faster in other states than in Virginia, but we cannot afford to wait to take action.
    Today we are taking important steps to prevent this health crisis from getting worse. New mitigation measures will go into effect at midnight on Sunday, November 15 and include:
    •  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


    The White House

     

    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
    • Sanitation
    • 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.


    Community Development Department

    Short-Term Rental registration postponement.


    Police Department

    Governor Northam's Stay-at-Home Order: What this means for Lynchburg
    Printable 11 x 17 Poster (Revised 4/15/20)


    Contact Numbers

    View/download this document with a listing of WHO TO CALL INSTEAD OF 9-1-1.


    City Hall

    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.


    Virginia Employment Commission


    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.

    Office of Economic Development & Tourism


    Registrar's Office

    Upcoming election information.


    Water Resources

    Visit Water Resources COVID-19 webpage here.

    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.


    Schools Taskforce Meetings

    All taskforce meetings have been canceled. More info.


    Circuit Court

    Visit www.lynchburgva.gov/circuit-court for closings and postponements.


    Social Security

    Closed for in-person service. Visit Social Security for more information.


    Other Government Information Sources


    Unemployment Assistance


    Central Virginia Region