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

  • Coronavirus update Mar. 27, 2020 - New River Health District confirms first COVID-19 case in Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors to hold April 2, 2020, Budget Public Hearing and April 13, 2020 meeting virtually. 
  • Coronavirus update Mar. 25, 2020 - Recreation Centers, Aquatic Center closed through Apr. 30. Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library branches will remain closed through Apr. 19. Blacksburg Transit limits number of passengers on buses and other vehicles, effective March 25.
  • Coronavirus update Mar. 24, 2020 - The New River Health District announced today  its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident of the district.
  • Coronavirus update Mar. 19, 2020 -  Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, and Town of Christiansburg Close Government Facilities to the Public Mar. 20 
  • Coronavirus update Mar. 17, 2020 - Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, and Town of Christiansburg declare local state of emergency. Commissioner of Revenue suspends the completion of income tax returns through Mar. 30; the Sheriff's office limits public visitation through Mar. 31; the New River Health District urges anyone with cold-like symptoms to first call 540-267-8240; the Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers for COVID-19 emergency response; Circuit Court Clerk's Office closed to the public through Apr. 6.
  • Coronavirus update Mar. 16, 2020 - Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission meetings cancelled the week of Mar. 16. Blacksburg Town Council meeting modified. Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center closes to public Mar. 17-31. 
  • Coronavirus update Mar. 15, 2020 - All branches of Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library close Mar. 16-29. Passport services suspended and historical room and land records desk closed at Montgomery County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office, effective Mar. 16.
  • Coronavirus update Mar. 14, 2020 - Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg Parks and Recreation and Aquatics Cancellations and Closures (Mar. 15 - 29.)
  • Coronavirus update Mar. 13, 2020 - Gov. Northam orders Virginia K-12 schools closed Mar. 16-27.
  • Coronavirus update Mar. 12, 2020 - No cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County; Gov. Northam declares State of Emergency; MCPS, NRCC, RU, and VT announce preventative measures.
  • Coronavirus update Mar. 11, 2020 - Montgomery County Public Health Task Force comprised officials from local health, public safety, education and government agencies.
    Coronavirus update Mar. 6, 2020 - CDC and VDH best resources for accurate and factual information. 

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 through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 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
  • 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.


Helpful Links

Steps to Prevent Illness

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Tech Information

Montgomery County Public Schools Information

Town of Blacksburg

Town of Christiansburg