UPDATE Wednesday, March 25, 2020: The Virginia Dept of Health reports 391 confirmed cases of coronavirus/COVID-19 in the state, up 101 cases from yesterday. There have been 10 deaths.
All K-12 schools in Virginia are closed for the remainder of the school year.
All recreational and entertainment businesses must close, as well as personal care businesses such as salons, spas and massage parlors.
Restaurants can remain open but only for take-out, curb-side service, or delivery.
More details at ABC 13 - WSET.
The Virginia Dept of Health has opened public health call centers to answer questions and provide information about COVID-19 and related issues. See the list at ABC 13 -WSET.
Centra Health has opened a coronavirus information hotline: 434-200-1225
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam will continue to hold a live news update every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:00 pm: Gov. of Virginia Facebook Page
The Virginia Employment Commission encourages all displaced workers to apply for benefits by phone or online. The one-week waiting period and active job search requirements have been waived. Apply at the VEC Website or call 1-866-832-2363.
No visitors will be permitted at Carilion Clinic facilities. There are some exceptions: Carilion Clinic Visitor Policy
Governor Northam has given Virginia law enforcement officers the ability to enforce the ban on public gatherings of more than ten people: ABC 13 - WSET
With all the cancellations of blood drives recently for COVID-19, the American Red Cross is in urgent need of blood donations. A blood drive will take place Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27 at the Lynchburg Public Library from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm each day.
Visit American Red Cross Lynchburg Chapter or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to make an appointment.
Centra Health will close their hospital facilities to routine visitors and non-essential surgeries and procedures. Some exceptions will be made for obstetrical, pediatric, and end of life patients. More information from our media partner ABC 13 - WSET and the Centra Health Website.
List of local school systems offering free meals to out-of-school students. Click the links for details:
Click the links below for up-to-date health information about the Coronavirus: