COVID-19 Public Notices, Cancellations & Postponements

5/13/2020  PUBLIC NOTICE Regarding Outdoor Dining

On May 9, 2020, Governor Northam issued Executive Order #61 concerning phase one for the easing of certain restrictions, on a temporary basis, due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Section A.2 of that order allows restaurant and beverage establishments to offer outdoor seating at fifty (50) percent of normal occupancy.

If parking areas are used to accommodate outdoor seating, Rockingham County is temporarily waiving minimum parking requirements for existing businesses. ...more information

5/4/2020  Governor Northam extends Executive Order 53 at least through next Thursday, May 14, at midnight.  
 Including restrictions on businesses and gatherings of more than 10 people  ...more information

4/15/2020  Governor Northam Extends Business Closures for Two Weeks to May 8
 Includes ban on public gatherings of more than 10 people   ...more information

4/8/2020 Governor Northam Announces Plans to Postpone Upcoming Virginia Elections ...more information  

4/8/2020 Board Meeting & Budget Hearing for FY2020-2021
The regular April 8, 2020,  meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will proceed as scheduled, but will be conducted in accordance with significant modifications to normal processes due to social distancing precautions adopted to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.  
The regular business meeting and public hearing will both begin at 6 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast online. 

4/3/20 Container Sites Returning To Regular Hours - Beginning 4/13/20
Beginning 4/13/20 Container Sites will be open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and do not open until 11:00 am Sundays. Bergton, Grottoes and Waggy’s Creek are closed on Wednesdays, while all locations are closed on major holidays. 

4/1/20  Virginia State Police Media Release - Virginia State Police Enforcement Practices Of Governor’s Executive Orders And Directives

3/30/20  Governor Northam Issues Executive Order 55 for Temporary Stay at Home Order due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3/25/20  Board Resolution Declaring A Local Emergency and Disaster Exists In Rockingham County, Virginia
              Emergency Ordinance To Effectuate Continuity Of Government Of Rockingham County, Virginia

3/23/20 Governor Northam Issues Executive Order 53  Temporary Restrictions On Restaurants, Recreational, Entertainment, Gatherings, Non-Essential Retail Businesses, And Closure Of K-12 Schools Due To Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3/19/20   County Administration Center Closed to Public
The health and well-being of our citizens and staff is our highest priority. In support of CDC recommended social distancing practices in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Rockingham County Administration Center is currently Closed to the Public.  At this time, County offices remain staffed, and we are committed to providing services to citizens. Communication with County staff via email or by phone is preferred.  Payments can be made by mail, by utilizing the drop box in front of the County Administration Center, or online.  

Treasurer’s Office - Information regarding payment options ...more information 

Public Works Office - Submittals will be accepted inside of the Entrance C vestibule at the County Administration Center  ..more information  ...Service applications & forms available online  

Landfill & Container Site Hours - Effective 3/23/20 until 4/12/20

Landfill will continue to operate Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Container Sites-
Bergton, Ottobine, and Grottoes sites:  Closed   Sunday, Wednesday, & Friday
Mauzy and Elkton sites:  Closed   Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday

Community Development Office - Submittals will be accepted inside of the Entrance C vestibule at the County Administration Center ...more information

Court Services Unit - 

  • Please contact your probation officer directly before coming into the office - 564-3144.  
  • Litter Program suspended until further notice. 

Clerk of Court Office - Closed to Public, effective March 18, 2020 ... more information

3/18/2020  POSTPONED - Public hearing regarding “Inoperable Vehicles, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

3/18/2020  POSTPONED -  Public Hearing -Lake Shenandoah Stormwater Control Authority March 25, 2020

3/14/2020 - Rockingham County Declares a State of Emergency

Following decisions by President Trump to declare a national state of emergency  as of Saturday, March 14, 2020.

The declaration will allow the County to pursue federal reimbursements, if needed, made available by the national designation declared on March 13th. It will also allow the County to allocate resources as needed in the response to COVID-19.

This declaration does not change any protocols regarding COVID-19. Residents should continue to follow Virginia Department of Health guidelines on prevention.

For current information about the Coronavirus visit the websites below:

Coronavirus Response Hub for Rockingham County