Closings, Cancellations & Postponements

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COVID 19 Cancellation, Postponement, Delay and other information as of Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

Note: All New Updates Are Highlighted by ***

Business Closings

Thunder Alley is CLOSED until further notice.

Covington Movies 3 is CLOSED until further notice.

Cafe Michel in Clifton Forge is now closed until further notice.

The Greenbrier Resort and Casino is closed until further notice, as well as Snowshoe Ski Resort.

Hearing Life Office on Valley Ridge Road in Covington is CLOSED until further notice.

Events

The 2020 Covington Cork and Pork Festival, which was to be held June 26-27, has been cancelled. Event organizers say that most checks have not been cashed and if you are a sponsor, team, or vendor, those will be returned to you and they thank you for the donations and entries. If a check was deposited, you will be written a refund check.

***Alleghany County Parks and Rec Senior Fishing Day, which was scheduled for Friday, June 5, has been cancelled.

The 22nd Annual Douthat Lake Run Car Show, scheduled for Sunday, May 17, has been cancelled, and will not be rescheduled until next year. The members of the Douthat Speed Group and the staff of Douthat State Park appreciate everyone's support of this show and wish everyone to stay safe and continue to practice social distancing.

Government

Visitors to the Alleghany County Courthouse are restricted at this time. All business needing to be conducted should be done online or by calling clerk’s office at 540-965-1720 

Alleghany County and the City of Covington Administration offices are closed to the public until further notice. Both localities are requesting that citizens do business by calling the office you need to see instead. 

Botetourt County Administrative Offices are closed until further notice. 

All Botetourt Fire and EMS Stations are now closed to the public. 

***DMV offices are closed until further notice, but their  website is available 24/7! Create your MyDMV account so you’re ready to handle DMV business online. Get started at dmvNOW.com

The Virginia Employment Commission Workforce Development Center in Covington is closed until further notice. Call volume in contact centers is exceedingly high.  You may experience difficulty getting through and wait times will be exceptionally long.  Beginning with claims effective March 15, 2020, Governor Northam has directed that the one week waiting period and the requirement to conduct a weekly job search both be suspended for those receiving unemployment insurance benefits.If you are filing an initial claim for unemployment insurance benefits, please do so online at www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed. Weekly continued claims can also be filed online or by using the automated phone system at 1-800-897-5630.

Several Bath County Governmental Offices are making changes to their service delivery options and times. Here is what we have thus far:

The Bath County Commissioner of the Revenue Office is now closed to the public until further notice. 

The Bath County Treasurer's Office still remains open to the public by appointment only. Please make an appointment at 540.839.7256.

As for any other Bath County Governmental Offices hours, etc., please contact the Bath County Administrator's Office - 540.839.7221

Hospitals and Nursing Facilities

Both Lewis Gale and Bath Community Hospitals have strict visitation policies in place. Patient visitation and service access are being restricted. To find out the current status for each hospital, it is suggested that you call before you visit or check the hospital’s website and/or Facebook pages for details. Area nursing home facilities as well.

Organizations

Donations are needed by the Salvation Army to meet the growing demand for toilet paper, paper towels, adult diapers, hand sanitizers, non-perishable food, and cleaning supplies. Donation bins for those items are at these drop-off locations:

Clark’s Performance Diesel, Scott’s Welding Services, Cliffview Golf Club & Inn, League of Older Americans, The Salvation Army, Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Alleghany County Sheriff Office and the City of Covington Police.

***Clifton Forge Little League has cancelled their Spring Baseball and Softball season for this year. 

The Alleghany Humane Society will be closed to the public until further notice, but will continue to provide services. If you are looking for a lost pet, please call 540-862-2436, you can also send a message to the Humane Society on Facebook, or send e-mail to alleghanyhumanesociety@gmail.com. The Alleghany Humane Society will transact reclaims by appointment. If you need to surrender an animal, please use the contacts listed above, and assistance will be provided if possible. If pet food is needed from the community pet food pantry, also contact the Humane Society and they will try to assist you.

Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society closed.

The Clifton Forge Public Library is closed until further notice. Please call 863-2519 for additional details. 

***The Clifton Forge Area Food Pantry will remain open as usual. Monday and Friday 9 am till 11 am and Wednesday 10 am till 11 am for distribution of food. If in need of emergency food, please visit these days.

***The South Covington United Methodist Church Food Pantry is open every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Schools

***For Alleghany County Public School, the Frequently Asked Questions document for parents and students has been updated and is posted on the main page of our division website.  This update includes questions 46-52 under the Secondary Instruction heading, related to ACT info, student athlete information, Chromebook returns, incomplete grades, summer school, graduation and dual enrollment grades. Should you have further questions, please contact the school board office at 540-863-1800

***Covington City Schools has all of their operating information and other information available on their website at:

covington.k12.va.us

Or you may call 540-965-1400 for more information

***Dabney Lancaster Community College has cancelled Commencement exercises for May graduates. They will honor their graduates at a later, safer date according to Glenn DuBois, chancellor of the Virginia Community College System.

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