Coronavirus - Comprehensive Updates and Resources

To address the coronavirus (COVID-19), our community is taking a comprehensive and collaborative approach. View daily local updates.

From the New River Health District

Video message to our community from Dr. Noelle Bissell

Audio recording: Facts from the district epidemiologist

Local Updates Regarding Coronavirus

Visit for updates from the New River Health District.

View COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates, dating back to March 2020. These updates are from the New River Valley Public Health Task Force, New River Health District, and the county.


NRV Public Health Task Force Virtual Town Hall meetings

Learn more about this series of discussions and Q&A with local representatives from healthcare, law enforcement/fire and rescue, education, local government, and small/local business. Each meeting has a summary page with video, audio, and FAQs.

Archived meetings are available online at


Concerned about Symptoms?

(Symptoms of coronavirus -

  • 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-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm and Saturday, 8 am - noon. (Days and times updated 12/11/20.)
  • 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
  • Practice good infection control practices: wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, keep surfaces clean, cough or sneeze into a tissue (and discard it) or into your elbow, avoid touching your face, practice “social distancing” and don’t shake hands. Stay home if you’re sick (use delivery services) and avoid others who are sick.


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