3-20-2020 Lunenburg Update on COVID-19 including previous updates

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.

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