April 2, 2020 VA State Police Media Release
Located in the beautiful countryside of South Central Virginia, historic Lunenburg County meets all with a warm, friendly welcome.
Family and community are central to the everyday lifestyle in Lunenburg County. Our purpose is to develop and maintain a society where we can enjoy our families, employment and retirement. Lunenburg County strives to provide a peaceful, safe atmosphere with plenty of family-friendly activities. Our County works together to offer business and employment opportunities, friendly service from local citizens in area businesses and various recreational attractions. We have an accredited school system, youth sports, two municipal parks, community events, low tax rates, beautiful countryside, quaint communities and friendly people.
Whether you want to make Lunenburg your home, locate your business here, or spend some time visiting -- you'll be glad you came!
The Governor of Virginia issued Executive Order No. 55 on Monday, March 30th. This order directs all Virginians to “stay home”, except for certain essential reasons. Please visit the Governor’s coronavirus web page https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/ for links to more information. You can also visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/ for more information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Piedmont Health District, our district health agency, is urging localities to communicate the importance of limiting social contact outside of the home. The numbers will continue to increase and while Lunenburg does not have a confirmed case today, we might in the near future if we do not follow what is proven to reduce the number of cases.
We understand that there are essential jobs and tasks that must be performed. We are grateful for all of you, who (like us) are working to provide essential services. Thank you for your time and service to our citizens.
Social distancing is important, sanitizing and washing your hands is important. The lives of our family, friends, and neighbors are precious. Do this for them and help stop the spread.
The Board of Supervisors of Lunenburg County will conduct a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the General District Courtroom, Lunenburg Courts Building, Lunenburg, VA 23952.
**Please note the location is our regular meeting place and time, rather than our previously-scheduled meeting at Central High School in the morning. Student Government Day is canceled. Please read instructions for public participation for this meeting below.
The agenda for the meeting is available by clicking here 4-9-2020 agenda or through the K-V Dispatch and Southside Messenger newspapers.
GUIDANCE FOR 4-9-2020 MEETING:
-Weather permitting, all doors will be kept open to limit hard surface contact by those in attendance.
-All Supervisors will be seated at least 6 feet away from one another. In the event that citizens/guests attend the Board of Supervisors meeting, a questionnaire will need to be completed regarding COVID-19 and seating distance must be 6 feet minimum between guests.
-It is requested that all inquiries about agenda items be directed to the County Administrator prior to the meeting at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 434-696-2142 to reduce the number in attendance at the Board meeting.
-This meeting plan is subject to change, based on further action by the Governor of Virginia and/or the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors.
-The Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors and staff aim to continue the business of your local government to the extent of which it is safe to do so.
-It is the intention of the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you need special accommodations, please contact the County Administrator’s Office at 434-696-2142 prior to the meeting date.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2020
Tracy M. Gee
Director of Emergency Management
DECLARATION OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY
CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19)
The County of Lunenburg has enacted a Declaration of Local Emergency in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The local declaration is effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 4:00p.m.
The declaration follows Governor Northam’s State Declaration of Emergency and President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration. A local declaration allows the County of Lunenburg to maximize preparedness and response efforts regarding COVID-19.
During this local emergency, Lunenburg County will make every effort to provide uninterrupted essential services to our citizens. We encourage citizens to check the County website at http://www.lunenburgva.org/ and official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LunenburgCountyVA/ as we continue to share information about county facilities and services. Additionally, we urge all residents to visit the following links for the latest information and public health guidance:
March 20, 2020
Lunenburg County Administration and Building Department will be operating under limited public access beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. Our operational hours will remain 9:00AM to 5:00PM and we will be fully-staffed to serve you, but our office will be closed to public foot traffic. We aim to limit face-to-face interaction and practice social distancing, per CDC recommendations, by completing work via phone and electronic mail. If you need to reach County Administration, call 434-696-2142. If you need to reach the Building Official, Jamie Tuck, please call 434-480-1533. Some of the other offices are following the same guidelines; please call ahead before visiting any local government office. We will compile a listing of operational procedures for all offices and share that with you when it is complete. Thank you for understanding during this unprecedented event.
March 19, 2020
Here is a link to a valuable resource for information and links specific to the Commonwealth of Virginia regarding COVID-19 updates: https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus-updates/.
We are in direct contact with the Piedmont Health District and as of 10:30AM this morning, there are no CURRENT active documented cases of COVID-19 in the Piedmont Health District, which includes the counties of: Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward. The Lunenburg County Administration Office will receive notice if there is a documented active case in Lunenburg County. We will be sure to keep you informed. Thank you in advance for observing the recommendations from the Governor’s Office and our government health agencies.
March 17, 2020 Lunenburg Update on COVID-19:
Effective March 12, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. COVID-19 is highly contagious. The Governor encourages “social distancing” – keeping at least 6 feet between individuals.
The County of Lunenburg has not yet declared a state of emergency for our locality. Effective today, March 17th, 2020, Governor Northam recommended that Virginians follow the CDC suggestion to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people (along the lines of social distancing).
There is a great deal of information (and some misinformation) on social media and “click bait” websites. Please rely on our government health agencies for up-to-date and accurate information regarding COVID-19 and by visiting the link below to the Virginia Department of Health page dedicated to the novel coronavirus.
Some offices at the Lunenburg County Courthouse Complex have modified public access.
The Supreme Court of Virginia has ordered that non-essential, non-emergency court proceedings in all circuit and district courts be suspended until, Monday, April 6, 2020. If you have questions about court proceedings, you can reach the General District Court at 434-696-5508, Circuit Court at 434-696-2132, or Juvenile Domestic Relations Court at 434-696-3539. Their offices are still operating with public access, but court proceedings are suspended.
The Lunenburg County Treasurer’s Office and Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office elected to close to the public beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020. Both offices are available by telephone between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m: Treasurer’s Office at 434-696-3354 and Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office at 434-696-2516. Tax payments may be deposited into the drop box located outside of the Treasurer’s Office. Tax payments may also be made via telephone or online at http://www.lunenburgva.org/dservices/
As always, your local government will continue to provide services as uninterrupted as possible and distribute information as we have it available. We will keep you informed of any changes. We will remain in close contact with the Piedmont District Health Office and VA Department of Emergency Management. If you have any other questions or concerns, call the Lunenburg County Administration Office at 434-696-2142. For emergencies, please dial 9-1-1.
NOTE: If you think you may have symptoms related to COVID-19, please call ahead to your medical provider’s office. They will determine the next steps and whether they need to refer you to the VA Department of Health for testing. Avoid going to the emergency room unless you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms.
The Lunenburg County Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office is pleased to announce that our GIS mapping and tax records are now available via the following website: http://lunenburggis.timmons.com/. This website is free to the public.
If you have any questions or need assistance using this website, please feel free to contact our office.
Every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of these maps and associated data. Lunenburg County assumes no liability arising from use of these maps or data.
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