As of late Friday afternoon, two Montgomery County employees have tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, and out of an abundance of caution, the Montgomery County Government Center is closed to both citizens and employees for two weeks, effective at 5 p.m., on April 3.
While the Montgomery County Government Center is shutdown, the following local government functions will continue:
- Emergency services and public safety;
- Operations at the Montgomery County Court House (some restrictions apply);
- Solid waste convenience sites and disposal;
- Water and sewer services; and
- Animal Control response for bite cases, incidents involving seriously injured animals, or official requests for services made by public safety officials in response to emergency incidents.
If you have questions about specific local government operations during this time, visit www.montva.com/status
Please continue to do your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by:
- washing your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer,
- keeping household surfaces clean (including cell phones),
- coughing or sneezing into a tissue (and discard it) or your elbow,
- avoiding touching your face,
- practicing "social distancing,"
- avoiding shaking hands,
- remaining at home if you’re sick, and
- avoiding others who are sick.
Should you feel ill, please follow the guidelines outlined below:
(Symptoms of coronavirus - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html)
- CALL your health care provider or your local health department (do not go to the emergency room).
- The New River Health District has activated a local public health hotline at 540-267-8240, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.
- Virginia Department of Health (VDH) also has a public health hotline at 877-ASK-VDH3, available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Call 2-1-1 Virginia
For updates related to coronavirus and the impact on our community, visit www.montva.com/coronavirus.