Right now, Augusta County has a 53% response rate for #2020Census. We are just ahead of the statewide response rate of 51%. Keep reporting Augusta County! Complete it online my2020census.gov/ or call 844-330-2020. It only takes minutes! ... See MoreSee Less
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, BRITE Bus is offering fare-free service on all fixed and paratransit routes in order to alleviate the financial burden on its riders. Up-to-date service changes and BRITE's social distancing practices are highlighted on their website.BRITE is here for you and operating on a regular schedule. If you are showing symptoms, please use an alternate mode of transportation. ... See MoreSee Less
As many of you already know, the CDC recommends the wearing of face masks or coverings when you must go into public spaces like the grocery store. Here is the latest information complete with ideas of how to do this without sewing.The virus that causes COVID-19 can spread from a person before they have symptoms. Take action to slow the spread by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, and frequently washing your hands. A cloth face covering can be made from items around your home, such as a scarf or cloth napkin. Make sure the covering reaches above your nose and below your chin. Have questions? See: bit.ly/34cFym6... See MoreSee Less
There are 135 basic math problems along the road, written in chalk. Each answer, which would be a number 1-26, corresponds with a letter in the alphabet. The number one would correspond with the lette...
The CDC's page has a self-checker for Coronavirus in case you are wondering if it's just allergies you're experiencing.Everyone can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Self-Checker, also known as Clara, can help you decide when to call your doctor if you are feeling sick. Try the symptom checker here: bit.ly/3demecB... See MoreSee Less
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tax Relief IRS is offering coronavirus tax relief (check back for frequent updates). Economic Impact Payments (Stimulus): What you need to know Tax deadline changed: The deadlin...
Economic Development and the Economic Development Authority are offering 0% interest, emergency loans to Augusta County businesses that are suffering from COVID-19 related economic hardships. ... See MoreSee Less
The County of Augusta Economic Development department and the Augusta County Economic Development Authority are offering an interest-free, emergency relief loan program for county businesses who are s...
$349 billion in small business emergency capital fund was passed recently and the Small Business Administration and the Treasury are working to distribute those funds as quickly as possible. The Richmond district office of the Small Business Administration is hosting Economic Injury Loan Disaster (EILD) Webinars for Small Businesses beginning today.BREAKING: With $349 billion in emergency capital cleared, SBA and The U.S. Department of the Treasury begin an unprecedented public-private mobilization effort to distribute funds to help small businesses.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (#CARESAct) established a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program, which will provide much-needed relief to millions of small businesses so they can sustain their businesses and keep their workers employed.
The new program will help small businesses with their payroll and other business operating expenses. It will provide critical capital to businesses without collateral requirements, personal guarantees, or SBA fees – all with a 100% guarantee from SBA. All loan payments will be deferred for six months. SBA will forgive the portion of the loan proceeds that are used to cover the first eight weeks of payroll costs, rent, utilities, and mortgage interest.
Join the Sheriff's Office in collecting goods to help elderly members of the community who need assistance in getting through the COVID-19 crisis.We serve a generous and supportive community!!
Thank you for your thoughts, words of encouragement, and donations of food; we sincerely appreciate it.
At this time we will have to respectfully decline any homemade goods (cakes, cookies, etc.). We will continue to accept canned goods, dry goods, and other items that we are collecting for the elderly of our community.
Again, here are the items that we would like:
1. Food a. Canned food b. Dry food c. Bottled water d. Bottled juice
2. Toiletries a. Tooth brushes b. Toothpaste c. Bar soap d. Shampoo e. Deodorant
3. Paper products a. Toilet paper b. Paper towels c. Tissue
4. Cleaning products a. Soap b. Laundry soap c. Spray cleaners
Pictured below is what we have due to your generous donations and support. Please help spread the word in case someone in need doesn't have Facebook, but needs assistance so we can be sure to help them.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
There are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Augusta County and one in Staunton. Please review the Department of Health's healthy practices to follow to prevent the spread of the virus. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for your questions. We don’t know any specifics. Any questions should be directed to the Central Shenandoah Health District at 855.949.8378.
I am concerned about seeing families visiting each other.
I don’t know that they are being safe.
I just don’t understand why everyone can’t just stay at home.
I agree, we need to know the area of the county and Staunton city as well as if they were in any public places in the last 14 days as that is the longest possible incubation period.
To the people that are so concerned you need to realize that the CSHD is part of the VDH. The second part is that for those people that have COVID-19 it is illegal for them to release an information on who the people are due to HIPPA laws. If you were in contact with the person the VDH will be contacting you themselves.
What areas of Augusta County? And what area is the city of Stanton? Don't you think the public should know the facilities and if those people or out in the public in the last two weeks.
#2020Census responses are confidential, secure, and non-identifying. This Wednesday, April 1, make sure you're counted! An accurate snapshot means that our community will receive the funding, services, and business support we need. 2020census.gov ... See MoreSee Less
All campgrounds, bathrooms, OHV trails, trail shelters and many day-use areas at George Washington and Jefferson National Forest are temporarily closed. Sherando Lake remains closed to both camping and day-use. For status updates, visit www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/gwj/recreation... See MoreSee Less
Voter registration staff can help with your voter registration needs. You can register to vote online or apply for absentee voting. If you cannot find the information you need at the link below, call 540-245-5656. ... See MoreSee Less
Augusta County Fire-Rescue is asking for donations of personal protective equipment (medical masks, gowns) and emergency supplies (wipes, disinfectant, etc). We appreciate any help - supplies are difficult to find right now with the COVID-19 pandemic situation. ... See MoreSee Less
Those interested in fishing and boating the South River are invited to visit www.AugustaCountyVA.gov/RiverAccess, join us for a Zoom meeting on March 25, hear about the projects at Crimora Park and Do...
The Community Foundation along with the Community Action Partnership of Staunton Augusta Waynesboro (CAPSAW) and The Salvation Army- StauntonThe Salvation Army - Waynesboro, VA invite you to help with this fund that will help local community members who are the hardest hit by the effects of social distancing from the Coronavirus. Check out cfcbr.org for more info.An important update by Community Foundation CEO, Dan Layman, about the distribution of funds from the COVID19 Local Response Fund. We will continue to keep you informed of the ways in which your generosity is making a difference. Please consider making your gift today. cfcbr.org/covid-19/... See MoreSee Less
File for your elderly or disabled tax exemption from your home! If you are age 65 or older or permanently disabled, you may qualify for tax relief on real estate taxes. Please call 540-245-5647 to complete your application. ... See MoreSee Less
While our doors will be closed, staff will still be on-hand to help get your business done! Check out our services page with common business requests and instructions. If you still have questions, just call 540-245-5600. ... See MoreSee Less
The Government Center is closing to the public at 5:00 pm, March 20, 2020, until further notice. www.AugustaCountyVA.gov/covid19 lists common services with instructions on how to accomplish your needs...
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, BRITE Bus is offering free rides on all fixed and paratransit routes beginning Monday, March 23 and extending through April 31, 2020. Up-to-date information regarding any service or operational changes due to COVID-19 will be posted on www.britebus.org, and the BRITE Bus Transit Service Facebook and Twitter pages.Friday, March 20 BRITE is still operational! Please be cautious and practice social distancing. ... See MoreSee Less
We are turning to area employers to quickly assess the needs of business owners and their employees as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your input will help to direct our resources to where they a...
With parks and rec programs being canceled and registration being suspended, they are offering great tips and resources to keep kids and families occupied (while appropriately 'distanced'). Follow Augusta County Parks and Recreation on Facebook.Effective immediately, the department is suspending all registrations, rentals, reservations, and payments until further notice. This is being done in order to limit taking payments that may have to be reversed in the near future. As soon as this action is reversed, notification will be sent through the Rec Report, Facebook, and our website. Please be sure to monitor those channels so you know when normal operations resume.
Please note: any participant affected by a registraion, rental, or reservation cancellation will be contacted by phone or email.
Did you know that most services you need can be done online, over the phone, and through email? Since access to the Government Center is limited, take advantage of these alternatives at the link below. Don't see yours listed? Call 540-245-5600 BEFORE you come. ... See MoreSee Less
Know more! If you have questions about coronavirus, get your answers directly from our local health department call center.Our COVID-19 Call Center is up and running! We are here to answer your questions about COVID-19. Call us Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM. 1-855-949-8378. Hablámos Español! ... See MoreSee Less
Augusta County has issued a state of emergency declaration. Read more to understand what this declaration helps the County do. The Government Center is closing to everything but essential business. We ask the public to do what they can online, through the mail, and over the phone. See the story for links and phone numbers. ... See MoreSee Less
What matters to you? Schools? Transportation? Hospitals? Data from the @uscensusbureau help inform planning efforts for all these important community resources. To learn how census data impact you and your community, visit 2020census.gov. #2020Census... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday, every household in America was mailed instructions on how to complete the #2020Census. It's easy, secure, and only takes 10 minutes! Do your part and be counted!In March 2020, every household will get an invitation to complete a simple questionnaire. The three ways to respond are: online/mobile, by phone call, or sen... ... See MoreSee Less
We have been monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19 closely with our local and state public health and emergency management agencies. The Centers for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health have the most up-to-date information about preventative measures that everyone can take to keep as healthy as possible. uqfh5.app.goo.gl/Fr3j... See MoreSee Less
Augusta County and local and state public health and emergency management officials are actively monitoring the situation surrounding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) should a coordinated response...
Interested in improved access to the South River? Check out plans for new and improved river access at Crimora Park and Dooms Crossing and give input to help guide the development. ow.ly/KknJ50yDGEw... See MoreSee Less
Responding to the #2020Census is our civic duty and affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources, how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. Look for your census packet in the mail after March 12. Learn more 2020census.gov ... See MoreSee Less
UPDATE 3/13/20: Out of concern for the health and well being of all, the Regional Job Fair has been postponed until further notice. A new date will be set as the situation is monitored so stay tuned! ***************** The Augusta County Job Fair is an opportunity for regional businesses to meet with potential employees. Last year, some were offered jobs on the spot. Learn more at ow.ly/GgMy50yDFRG#goaugusta#augustacountyva... See MoreSee Less
On March 12, all households in America will be mailed instructions on how to be counted. It can be done online (or paper), it only takes a few minutes, and it is secure and confidential. Do your part! #2020Census... See MoreSee Less
Census data affects our daily lives and is critical information that the federal government uses to send funding to our community. The census is secure and confidential and only takes minutes to fill ...
Anyone who is interested in fishing and boating on the South River will not want to miss this chance to give input on the projects that are being planned. Please join us on March 25 for brief presentations at 5:15 and 6 pm and a time to ask questions and tell us what you think! ... See MoreSee Less
Those interested in fishing and boating the South River are invited to attend, hear about the projects at Crimora Park and Dooms Crossing, and give feedback. Presentations at 5:15 and 6 pm and citizen...
For the first time, in 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online. The process will be quick and secure. You can respond to the census in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee. You’ll still be able to respond by mail. Keep on the lookout for mailed info mid-March. 2020census.gov. #2020Census... See MoreSee Less
With the rise of agricultural producers across the state, Augusta County Public Schools offer classes to help students better prepare for a variety of careers in agriculture. ow.ly/5OZp50yxYr6... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Rebekah Castle who is Augusta County's new Director of Economic Development and Marketing! Rebekah has served as the marketing coordinator for Augusta County Economic Development & Tourism for six years and is an Augusta County native. ... See MoreSee Less
The Fort Defiance High School scholastic bowl team is going to the state competition for the first time! Congratulations to these exceptional Augusta County Public Schools students. #augustacountyvaschools... See MoreSee Less
I agree, about increasing the pool of committee members.. Augusta County has really been closed off. It's time to have some changes. Freedom of Information/ and the Digital age. All information needs to be online just as it is in your offices. Some County funds should go to support this effort, as did they it, to the emergency communication update to the digital age
I imagine if the BOS voted on renewing that contract, Mr. Slaven would not vote and wouldn't have an actual say in whether it were approved.
Mr Slaven don’t try to lecture Mr Bloomberg on economics. He’s a billionaire and you’re not
All businesses located in Augusta County must renew their business license by March 1 each year. Notices were mailed out on January 10. This is your last week to renew it at the Commissioner of the Revenue counter at the Government Center. Learn more bit.ly/ACbusinesslicense... See MoreSee Less
Riverheads Elementary School students showed themselves to be the "I" in "kind" this week, helping friends and spreading kindness. What can you do this weekend to follow their lead? #AugustaCountyVAschools #AugustaCountyVA ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Jason Shultz, Amy Smith, and Nicole Lewis, dispatchers for the Emergency Communications Center who have been named Award of Excellence winners for their roles in responding to the November crash on Afton Mountain when a passenger bus collided with a tractor trailer. The professionalism and calm focus exhibited helped to avoid a potentially chaotic situation that drew the response of five jurisdictions and multiple disciplines. Their exceptional performance was appreciated by peers, field providers, supervisors, and colleagues alike. [from left to right: Jennifer Whetzel, Jason Shultz, Timothy Fitzgerald, Amy Smith, Nikki Lewis, and Donna Good] ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for being truly the First Responders when someone calls 911. Continue your great work and God bless you all.
Congratulations and thank you for your continued hard work and dedication to your jobs and our community. The work you do is one of the hardest and most important in Emergency services so thank you to everyone at ECC for your service. You all rock!
Good job, dispatchers are very special people and normally get very little recognition So CONGRATULATIONS FOR A JOB WELL DONE.
Its so good to see the dispatchers being recognized. They do so much to keep us safe, they are the ears to each call. Thank you for your service. Remember when you dial 911 the dispatcher is your life line. They send the correct response team to you. You are loved💖
The best of the best!!!! I’ve always had mad respect for our dispatchers having been on the other end of the radio!!! Congratulations to all!!!!
Thank you for your service. You are needed and doing great job
Great work! You all are awesome!
Thank you for your excellent service.
GREAT job!!! Thanks for your service!
thank you for your consistent service to people of Aug Cnty
Congrats and thank youse guys for what you do....!!!!
It won't be long until the new engine comes 'home' to Augusta County. Augusta County Fire-Rescue 's post and general timeline can only hint at the countless hours, planning and work that has gone into this endeavor. #ACFR
The process to build a new fire engine? This video will show start to finish the project for the new engine.
• Spring 2018 the apparatus committee was directed by the chief to work on specifications for a new fire engine. • April 2019 a Proposal was submitted to buy a new fire engine and approved • Augusta 2019 the committee traveled to Appleton, Wisconsin for the pre build conference. • Construction of the engine started mid to late November. • February 9—12 the apparatus committee traveled to Appleton for the final inspection • The “New Engine 111” is scheduled to be on the floor at the Virginia Fire Chiefs Conference 2020. • Look for upcoming progress reports on an additional engine on order “Engine 101”. ... See MoreSee Less
"As the first, largest and most prosperous of the British colonies in America, Virginia provided four of the first five presidents of the United States — eight in all, more than any other state." ~ virginia.org Happy Presidents Day!As the first, largest, and most prosperous of the British colonies in America, Virginia provided four of the first five presidents of the United States — eig... ... See MoreSee Less
Love and appreciation flowed this afternoon as the Government Center said goodbye to Lettie Stickley, administrative secretary for Parks & Recreation, who is retiring after 29 years in public service. Lettie started at Blue Ridge Community College - Virginia in 1991 and then worked at Grand Caverns Park and the Town of Grottoes, Virginia before coming to ACPR. She received the County’s Award of Excellence in 2018 and is credited with streamlining office and administrative procedures, including many that directly benefitted the public’s ability to register for programs and reserve facilities. Born and raised in the area (a graduate of Wilson HS), “Lettie is the textbook example of servant leader,” says ACPR director Andy Wells. In addition, Lettie is “always the source of a good laugh” – “able to keep things in perspective” – and, “a reason to come to work every day,” says…. everyone. We will miss you, Lettie. Best wishes! ... See MoreSee Less
Two Buffalo Gap High School students researched news articles, death certificates, oral stories and historical archives to keep alive the history of Jonesboro, an abandoned African-American hamlet near the school. They have launched a website to recount what they have found. #BlackHistoryMonth... See MoreSee Less
Jonesboro located near Christians was a community once located in Swoope Virginia, Augusta County along what now is Scott-Christiains Road on Rippetoe Lane. The community was founded in 1878 with an.....
Don't forget to thank your child's crossing guard today! #cgapTomorrow is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. #CrossingGuard Appreciation Day is a statewide event devoted to saying thank you to those who help students cross the street safely on their way to and from school each and every day. Thank you to all the crossing guards statewide!