Local Educational Announcements:
By order of the Governor of Virginia, all K-12 Public Schools are closed until at least March 27th.
For Rockbridge County Public Schools info see HERE
VMI, W&L, SVU and DSLCC have made adjustments to their student schedules. Links are shown below for details and any updated information.
SVU - https://svu.edu/covid-19/
DSLCC - https://www.dslcc.edu/dslcc-health-safety
Other Agency Announcements
Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS): VPAS has provided the following release on 04/17/2020: VPAS We Need Your Help
An update from VPAS on Covid-19 can be found here.
Rockbridge Parks and Recreation: Parks and Recreation Limited Use Policy
Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services Announcement:
Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services will be closed to the public beginning March 20th. We will conduct any required interviews for Benefits via telephone and will accept verifications through USPS or electronically. Any verifications brought to the agency will need to be placed in the drop box located outside the main entrance. We will provide access to paper forms outside the main entrance. If we have any expedited SNAP or replacement EBT cards that need to be issued we will be mailing the EBT cards. As for Family Services and Adult Services those programs will continue to function as required per policy until any other directive(s) comes from VDSS as to how those programs will continue to operate during this time. The following are phone numbers to apply for benefits or to report CPS/APS:
*To apply for SNAP, Medicaid and TANF: 1-855-635-4370
*To apply for Medicaid only: 1-855-242-8282
*To apply online: www.commonhelp.virginia.gov
*Healthcare Market Place: 1-800-318-2596 or www.healthcare.gov
*For EBT Replacement card: 1-866-281-2448
*To report APS (Adult Protective Services): 888-832-3858
*To report CPS (Child Protective Services): 800-552-7096
Carillion Stonewall Jackson Hospital: (CSJH) has revised policies to safeguard the community. For details, please visit: www.CarilionClinic.org/coronavirus and has issued the following response
Circuit Courts County of Rockbridge- Please see the Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Circuit Court Judge Order Regarding Business at the Rockbridge County Courthouse
Monday, March 16, 2020 through Monday, April 6, 2020, non-essential, non-emergency court proceedings in all district and circuit courts are suspended absent a specific exemption. This includes a prohibition on new eviction cases for tenants who are unable to pay rent as a result of COVID-19. All non-exempted court deadlines are tolled and extended for a period of 21 days. See formal notice HERE.
Rockbridge Regional Library – A restricted use policy has been implemented for at least two weeks. For more information, visit: https://www.rrlib.net/
The Lexington/Rockbridge/Buena Vista Tourism offices will be closed until March 31st. For more information, visit: https://lexingtonvirginia.com/articles/travel-advisory
Rockbridge Feeds Hunger Coalition: Rockbridge Feeds has issued the following response to COVID-19.
50Ways Rockbridge: 50 Ways Rockbridge has released a statement from Carillion Clinic, see here
50 Ways Rockbridge A group of Rockbridge Area neighbors has set up a community help page. People can click the “GET HELP” and/or the “GIVE HELP” link and fill out a short form. The group will monitor the forms and try to match requests for help with offers of help. Whenever possible, the coordinators will match up those desiring help with existing governmental or non-profit helplines, such as the Rockbridge Area Relief Association. In addition, the group has started a Facebook group, Rockbridge Community Aid Covid-19, as an online place to share information and resources. Don’t forget the Community Resource List, available at from the 50 Ways Rockbridge website.