Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Commonwealth of Virginia
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia
- Information from the Virginia State Police concerning Enforcement Practices of Governor's Executive Orders and Directives - This Facebook post lists what is and is not allowed under the Governor's Orders and Directives. The end of the post addresses travel both in- and out-of-state.
Local Government Postponements & Cancellations
Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Click on the links below for more information.
- Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act
- Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist
- March 31, 2010 SBA Press Release #20-29
Virginia Tourism Industry COVID-19 Business Resources
The Virginia Tourism Corporation realizes that our travel industry partners have been impacted by COVID-19. Below is a link to resources that will be updated as they become available. If you have a resource that is not included on this page, please email Angela Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheriff's Office to Deliver Food and Prescription Meds to Senior Citizens
The Appomattox County Sheriff's Office has asked the Appomattox County Department of Social Services to assist with identifying senior citizens who do not have the resources to pick up essential grocery items and prescriptions medicines. Since schools have been ordered closed for the remainder of the academic year, Sheriff Donald Simpson has asked school resource officers to facilitate delivery of prescription medicines as well as groceries ordered online. The program will continue through the state of emergency as long as the Sheriff's Office has the personnel resources to do so. If you know someone who can benefit from this program, call Sergeant Karen Nipper at 434-352-2666.
School Meal Distribution
Appomattox County Public Schools is offering meals to Appomattox children ages 1-18. Meals can be picked up at Appomattox Elementary School on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until further notice. Distribution time is from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Children will receive two meals on Mondays and Wednesday and three meals on Fridays.
Appomattox County Animal Control will follow the guidelines advised by the National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA) in this downloadable PDF document.
Read the Order Extending the Judicial Emergency through April 26, 2020, and what that means to you.
Your Rights as a Tenant During COVID-19 Outbreak (Current as of March 23, 2020)
Your landlord must take you to court to evict you:
- Your landlord cannot evict you without a court order, no matter what your lease says.
- You do not have to move out just because the landlord tells you to leave, gives you a “5 Day Pay or Quit” or other written notice, or files an eviction lawsuit (“unlawful detainer”) against you.
- Courts have stopped hearing unlawful detainer cases until least April 6, 2020.
- We do not know when the courts will schedule new eviction cases.
- Still, if you have an unlawful detainer case scheduled for the next few weeks, you should check with the court to find out when it will be heard. You can also look up your case and find the court’s phone number by visiting http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/gd.html.
- You can still go to the court for emergencies, like if your landlord illegally locks you out.
It is illegal for your landlord to shut off utilities or lock you out without a court order:
- If the landlord locks you out or cuts off heat, water, gas, or electricity without a court order, you can call your local sheriff or police for help.
- You can also sue your landlord to get back into your home and get utilities turned back on. The courts are still hearing emergency cases like these, called “unlawful exclusions.”
Your landlord still has a duty to do repairs and maintenance:
- Even with the COVID-19 outbreak the landlord must still provide you with a safe and healthy place to live.
- If something breaks, send your landlord a letter asking for repairs right away.
Your utilities, including water and electricity, should not be cut off:
- The State Corporate Commission has told electric, gas, and water companies not to cut service for non-payment until the COVID-19 crisis ends.
- If your Dominion Energy service was recently cut off, call 1-866-366-4357 to get reconnected.
If you are facing eviction, if your landlord attempts to lock you out without taking you to court, or if you have questions about your rights, contact your local legal aid by calling 1-866-LEGL-AID or get legal advice from the Eviction Legal Helpline by calling 1-833-NoEvict. Visit VaLegalAid.org for more information.
IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief Information
The most recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) information pertaining to tax relief measures resulting from the Coronavirus COVIDS-19 pandemic can be found by clicking on the following link: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus.
The American Civil War Museum has launched HomefrontEd on its website (https://acwm.org). HomefrontEd will be updated with book readings, daily activities and educator resources for the students now at home. Click on the link to launch HomefrontEd.
Holliday Lake State Park
- All buildings are closed to the public. Porta-johns are in place, for Holliday Lake (HL) in our picnic area
- Campgrounds, cabins, all overnight facilities are closed. HL has a campground host (volunteer) to help us with projects (at a safe distance)
- Beach and swimming areas are closed
- Picnic shelters and playgrounds are closed
- Our boat ramp is available along with launching from the shoreline any rooftop boats
- Hiking trails are open and you can fish from the shoreline
- The parking fee is $5 per vehicle and to launch a boat with a trailer is a total of $8. Please bring cash or check for the self payment envelopes. Staff will not be manning the Contact Station.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask or go to https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/ website.
Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park will temporarily close effective Wednesday, April 1, in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.