CDCPlan meals and have your food delivered, if possible. If you must go to the store during the COVID-19 pandemic, avoid peak hours and try to send only one person to shop. More household tips: bit.ly/2Qj4ing... See MoreSee Less
Harrisonburg Police DepartmentThe HPD family would like to provide a positive distraction and show our residents that we are still finding ways to stay connected with our community. We have been working hard on various upcoming community events promoting the Statewide Stay at Home Order and CDC Social Distancing while engaging our community.
Today’s demonstration involves a lighthearted mission and somewhat of a fun distraction from current events. Here, HPD operators test a ramp system to deploy the department’s ICOR Mini robot to a lucky Harrisonburg family. The package to be delivered includes lunch donated by Jersey Mike’s Subs, to a lucky Harrisonburg family recommended by Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg-Rockingham. This family received a much-appreciated meal, and a front row seat to what will hopefully become a beneficial initiative in the community while providing vital proficiency training for the team.
CDCUse a cloth face covering in public to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Your cloth face covering should:
✔️Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils ✔️Fit snugly against the sides of the face ✔️Be made of multiple layers of fabric that you can still breathe through ✔️Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damaging the material or shape
Do not buy surgical masks to use as a face covering. Those are intended for healthcare workers and first responders. Many items you may already have in your home can be used to create face coverings. Try creating a cloth face covering using bandanas, ski masks, washable napkins, or dish towels. bit.ly/2Ravt42... See MoreSee Less
Virginia Avenue will be briefly limited to one lane at 2nd Street this week as the Harrisonburg Department of Public Works does emergency repair work to a nearby storm pipe. The work will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7 and 8, from 7:30am until 4:30pm each day. Virginia Avenue will be reduced to one lane at the intersection with 2nd Street, and a flagging operation will be in place to manage traffic on Virginia Avenue. Drivers should expect delays in this area, and are urged to drive cautiously while crews work. ... See MoreSee Less
How cool! A Bald Eagle sighting in Harrisonburg at Heritage Oaks Golf Course!Heritage Oaks is not only a place for golf, it's also the home of and food source for various wildlife. Staff captured photos of a bald eagle this past weekend. Grateful for an appearance by our nation's bird and emblem, a symbol of strength during this time. ... See MoreSee Less
Usted puede ayudar a prevenir la propagación de virus respiratorios como el que causa la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019. Siga estas precauciones sencillas diariamente. www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeSXAifJgnUUsted puede ayudar a prevenir la propagación de virus respiratorios como el que causa la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019. Siga estas precauciones sencillas d... ... See MoreSee Less
Virginia Department of Emergency ManagementCDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other #SocialDistancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. More information ➡️ bit.ly/3bUyLAo (Video credit: CDC)
You can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like Coronavirus Disease 2019. Follow these simple daily precautions. www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCN6gaHWIIYou can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like Coronavirus Disease 2019. Follow these simple daily precautions. Comments on this video are allow... ... See MoreSee Less
Kiki Wootten & Lauren Sanders. Look at all the languages! For Dojo?!?
As things are rapidly evolving, please also be sure to check out covid19healthliteracyproject.com/#languages for the most up to date version of these fact sheets. There are also more languages available through this link as well!
I’ve not left my home for 3 wks because I have type 1 diabetes. yesterday was my first time out of the house in the car to get food. It’s insane to me how many people were out and about just doing the normal everyday thing. No social distancing, no mask or gloves. This is disheartening because being at such high risk I feel like nothing is being done to put safety orders into action and making people accountable.
Juntos, podemos ayudar a detener la propagación. www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfVDENoh97wEl Ad Council, en colaboración con la Casa Blanca, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), y el Departamento de Salud y Servicios ... ... See MoreSee Less
Together, we can help stop the spread. Get the latest information from the CDC about COVID-19. www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4EeUx2_9qIThe Ad Council in partnership with the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), dev... ... See MoreSee Less
All City of Harrisonburg playgrounds are closed as part of our response to limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please also do not use fitness stations located in parks. Open green spaces and walking trails where patrons can practice safe social distancing methods are still open. ... See MoreSee Less
And yet it's ok to line up elbow to elbow waiting to get into a store.
No additional Coronavirus, COVID-18 , cases were registered for today’s update in Harrisonburg. So far, 22 confirmed cases according to yesterday’s update. If there will be no more cases for the next two weeks then we will be great. Keep the city closed to visitors. Schools should be closed still till next academic year. Stay home or you may go to a safe outdoors and don’t go playgrounds.
You should also close the courts! I was there the other day and seen your officers and some others in the courthouse all gathered in a circle chatting it up.
Reminder: the Recycling Convenience Center is closed to the public as part of the City's response to COVID-19.
However, the Mobile Recycling Unit will operate on a normal schedule. Citizens are encouraged to utilize the Mobile Recycling Unit in lieu of the Recycling Convenience Center.
*Please Note: Normal hours are 8am to 12pm, but in the event the Mobile Recycling unit reaches capacity, attendant is required to close early.
Saturday - Farmer's Market - 345 S Main St.
Monday - Lucy Simms Center - 620 Simms Ave. Tuesday - Westover Park - 305 S Dogwood Dr. Wednesday - Park View Mennonite Church - 1600 College Ave Thursday - W. Gay St. - Parking lot for walking track adjacent to Waterman Elementary ... See MoreSee Less
Harrisonburg is at 43.6%. Please fill out the Census and be counted!Virginia has the highest cumulative total self-response rate (48.4%) for all Mid-Atlantic states, followed by Maryland (45.8%) and Pennsylvania (44.3%). For more rates, visit 2020census.gov/en/response-rates. #2020Census ... See MoreSee Less
Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD)It is important to remember social distancing in your home! This is especially important if you have household members who are still working outside of the home. Here are some ways to practice social distancing at the dinner table:
▪️Wash your hands before and after eating ▪️Try to sit 6ft apart ▪️Don't share cups, plates, and utensils ▪️Only eat with those you live with
CDCTo slow the spread of COVID-19, stay at home except to get groceries, medications, or other essentials. Avoid outings you don’t have to take. Visit the FAQs for more tips: bit.ly/2UbVHEZ... See MoreSee Less
Virginia Department of Emergency ManagementDo you have questions about #Virginia's Statewide #StayAtHome Order? Here are answers to some FAQs regarding 🏬 businesses, 💼 workers, 🧒 children and families, 🏕️ outdoor recreation, and 🐈 pets ➡️ bit.ly/2UzO3od
All City of Harrisonburg playgrounds are now closed as part of our response to limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Open green spaces and walking trails where patrons can practice safe social distancing methods are still open. Here are some helpful reminders from the National Recreation and Park Association on Physical Distancing in Parks and Trails. - with Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation... See MoreSee Less
COVID-19 confirmed cases has jumped from 10 cases for yesterday’s update to 15 cases for today’s update. The local government need to do something that makes people think seriously about following the CDC and health department’s guidelines. The Mayor and her staff need to have a close watch on how people follow the rules. It’s for everyone’s safety. Unnecessary products need to be removed from Walmart’s shelves to reduce the crowd and time spent inside Walmart. Stay 🏡 be safe.
Reminder from Public Works: Until further notice, the City of Harrisonburg Public Works Department and the Recycling Convenience Center will temporarily close to the public as part of the City's response to COVID-19.
At this time Public Works refuse, bulk/yard debris collection and the Mobile Recycling Unit will operate on a normal schedule*. Citizens are encouraged to utilize the Mobile Recycling Unit in lieu of the Recycling Convenience Center.
*Please Note: in the event the Mobile Recycling unit reaches capacity, attendant is required to close early. ... See MoreSee Less
VirginiaDMVIn the interest of public health, the closure of all Virginia DMV customer service centers has been extended until at least April 23. All DMV 2 Go and DMV Connect services have been postponed for the same duration.
Driver & vehicle credentials with original expiration dates between 3/15 & 5/15 have been extended 60 days. CDLs and medical examiner certificates have also been extended.
Please visit dmvNOW.com/COVID19 for details about the office closure, credential extensions and more. ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow, April 1st is Census Day! You can complete the Census from the comfort of your own home! You can respond online at 2020census.gov, just use the Census ID from your invitation or provide your address when you start the questionnaire. Or if you received a paper questionnaire, fill it out and mail it back. Taking 10 minutes can shape the future for the next 10 years! #Census2020#VACompleteCount... See MoreSee Less
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has issued a Stay At Home order, as part of the statewide response to limit the spread of COVID-19. The order, which was issued on Monday, March 30, instructs all Virginia residents to stay at home as much as possible, unless traveling for work, for medical care for yourself or a loved one, or essential travel such as grocery shopping or purchasing other needed supplies. Residents are still welcome to go outside for exercise if they are well, as long as they maintain social distancing recommendations.
Businesses that remain open are required to follow social distancing orders of 10 patrons or fewer. If businesses cannot do so, they are to close, Northam said. Those who violate the order to limit social gatherings to 10 or fewer individuals could face a misdemeanor charge. Restaurants are still limited to takeout or delivery orders; dine-in is not allowed at this time. Gov. Northam’s full order will be available later this afternoon online at www.governor.virginia.gov.
“Do not go out unless you need to go out,” Gov. Northam said in a news conference this afternoon. City Hall will continue operating and all essential City services will continue unchanged. The building is currently closed to the public, but staff can be reached by phone at 540-432-7701.
“We urge all Harrisonburg residents to follow directions from the Governor’s Office and help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” Harrisonburg City Manager Eric D. Campbell said. “It’s important that we all do what we can to support the health and wellness of our families and neighbors at this time, and following social distancing recommendations is the best way we can do that.”
“businesses that remain open are required to follow social distancing orders of 10 patrons or fewer. If businesses cannot do so, they are to close.” Does this apply to ALL businesses, including places like Costco and Walmart? Or are they allowed to let as many people in at once as they want?
So, pretty much like what we have supposed to be doing, but now it's "official". I think it's going to take more than this to keep people at home.
Local residents looking to support Harrisonburg’s restaurants and service workers while still following social distancing recommendations may want to consider ordering out this week. The Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week officially started on Monday. The effort encourages ordering takeout or delivery from Virginia restaurants two or three times this week to support restaurants and local jobs. All dine-in at restaurants across Virginia is currently banned by Gov. Ralph Northam in response to COVID-19 concerns related to social gatherings, but takeout and delivery is still allowed.
“Harrisonburg is known as the Dining Capital of the Shenandoah Valley, and with so many restaurants struggling right now it’s important that we all do what we can to support this vital piece of our community,” Harrisonburg Tourism Manager Jennifer Bell said.
Reminder - Harrisonburg City Hall and all other municipal buildings are closed to the public as part of the City’s response to COVID-19. All essential City services will be maintained, and staff will continue to be accessible by phone or email. www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/posts/10158220068694675The Harrisonburg City Hall and other municipal buildings are now closed to the public, as part of the City’s response to COVID-19. All essential City services will be maintained, and City staff will continue to be accessible by phone or email during this time. ... See MoreSee Less
If everyone practices Social Distancing, it can have a real and important impact to slow the spread of COVID19 in the community. Slowing the spread can help protect those most vulnerable and reduce the impact on the healthcare system. bit.ly/3bxHiJ4... See MoreSee Less
Reminder - per the governor’s orders, dine-in at restaurants in Virginia is currently banned, and restaurants that allow dine-in at this time could be charged with a misdemeanor, per the governor’s order. Restaurants are only allowed to do carry out and delivery right now. ... See MoreSee Less
Virginia Department of Emergency ManagementIf everyone practices #SocialDistancing, it can have a REAL and IMPORTANT impact to slow the spread of #COVID19 in the community. Slowing the spread can help protect those most vulnerable to severe disease, reduce the impact on the healthcare system, and “buy some time” for scientists to develop a vaccine and treatment medications. Learn more: bit.ly/3bxHiJ4
Close the skate park and the portable toilet onsite 🤢
Yes, Please close outdoor amenities including playgrounds and porta potties!
Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation outdoor facilities remain open to our community at this time based on recommendations from Governor Northam’s office. We urge visitors to follow all state and federal recommendations concerning social distancing while visiting our parks and to make decisions based on what is best for the health and wellness of themselves, their families and our community.
• Do not gather in groups of more than 10.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Wash your hands frequently.
The Parks & Rec department advises the public to be mindful of recommendations set forth by the CDC when considering the use of playgrounds at this time. We will reassess as more information becomes available, and as we receive future guidance from Gov. Northam’s office and the Centers for Disease Control.
Is the recycling center closed on Saturdays or closed to public indefinitely? Didn’t see anything about it on here and just tried to drop off recycling.
Why are basketball courts still open? Why are playgrounds still open? Why isn’t the Harrisonburg City Mayor doing more to ensure that parties are shut down, I heard from multiple people who are neighbors with college age groups that they are still holding party’s with WAY over 10 people. If Harrisonburg doesn’t get some restrictions, this is going to get WAY worst in our city and very fast.
The City of Harrisonburg has dropboxes available in the parking lot of City Hall and at the Department of Public Utilities for residents to use when paying their City bills.
Residents can make cash payments at the boxes Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, as City of Harrisonburg municipal buildings are closed to the public as part of our response to COVID-19. Payments by check can be made at any time in the dropbox. Call 540-432-7701 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
The Harrisonburg City Hall and other municipal buildings are now closed to the public, as part of the City’s response to COVID-19. All essential City services will be maintained, and City staff will continue to be accessible by phone or email during this time. ... See MoreSee Less
A new online tool from Harrisonburg’s Department of Community Development is now available to help individuals as they obtain certain permits from the City.
The City has begun using the permit tracking software known as LAMA to manage permits and allow people to access and update certain permits online at any time.
People will be able to create a registered account to group their permits all in one place while also being able to perform advanced searches for permits in the system. Non-registered users will also be able to use the system to search for permits, although at a more basic search function. Registered users will be able to apply for certain permits, pay online with a credit card, download or upload permit documents, track their permit status, schedule inspections,and more. The online tool will eliminate the need for individuals to make continuous trips to City Hall throughout the permitting process, and make information available 24/7.
“Our department is always wanting to serve people as efficiently and effectively as possible,” Harrisonburg Community Development Director Adam Fletcher said. “The online tool should make permitting and inspections processes with the City of Harrisonburg more accommodating. Furthermore, this service should be helpful due to the current circumstances with COVID-19.”
A webpage has been established at www.harrisonburgva.gov/permits to instruct individuals on how to create an account and use the new online system. You also can apply for permits via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The City has deferred the $30 non-refundable processing fee at this time to support individuals wishing to apply for permits online. ... See MoreSee Less
Due to social distancing recommendations, tonight’s City Council meeting is being streamed live on Facebook, our website and local television. The public is allowed to attend, but encouraged to participate remotely. You may call 540-437-2687 to speak with City Council during the Public Comments portion of tonight’s meeting. Comments left on this Facebook post will not be shared with City Council until after the meeting. ... See MoreSee Less
The city manager writes that "The main priority of the City during this pandemic must be ensuring that residents continue to receive core City services, such as water, sewer, fire protection, police protection, and trash collection" In Maryland, the Department of Housing and Community Development is taking the lead on issues of the unhoused. In Harrisonburg, our Department of Community Development doesn't have staff for that. The city should send a decisive signal that they are aligning all aspects of their operations with the direction the City Manager indicates.
Harrisonburg should take steps to reduce housing stressors and respiratory stressors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic by:
1) Ceasing all Community Development aesthetic zoning enforcement (about 1/3 of their activity annually, more in the summer), including
1.5) repealing 16-6-58, ordinance on Tall Grass and Weeds.
2) banning application of coal tar parking lot sealant
3) banning application of cosmetic pesticides
4) restricting lawn mowing
The Department of Community Development was approved to hire a second full time zoning inspector, while the schools struggle to hire teachers. What do zoning inspectors do? In June 2019 they went out 30 times, about half checking people's grass, about half junk in yards, signs, chickens, and other such things.
Asking the city to do things they can actually do, and providing political support when people like the avid golfer show up to complain, might be helpful.
In June, a guy whose Facebook page shows was a Mitt Romney fan drove into Harrisonburg from his home in the county and called in an unfounded tall grass and weed complaint about a yard that had a Bernie sign in it. The city enforced aggressively, setting aside the guidance of their own ordinance. Can we count on the city to stop such nonsense? Can we count on Shenandoah Mutual Aid to support the city in this?
The raw water line was delayed for years following 2008 because the economy declined. This might be the time to put it on hold again.
Just in case, God forbid, that there will be more patients is it in the mind of the local government to use any of the schools buildings for patients and to be provided with the necessary equipments. I may suggest our city High school building and the County’s Spotswood High school. Thanks
Watch City Council live online or on TV tonight at 7pm! Watch through: -The City’s website, www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas -Right here on the City’s Facebook page! www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA -Or on TV on the Public Education Government Channel 3The City will implement social distancing measures at the March 24 meeting of the Harrisonburg City Council and will offer additional ways for residents to take part in the meeting from home: ... See MoreSee Less
The Harrisonburg City Hall and all other municipal buildings will close to the public on Thursday, March 26, as part of the City’s response to COVID-19. All essential City services will be maintained, and City staff will continue to be accessible by phone or email during this time. This decision will not impact police or fire, sanitation, transportation or any other essential City service. All offices will continue to operate under their usual schedule and City business will continue unchanged. Many City services are accessible at our website, www.harrisonburgva.gov, and residents are encouraged to pay their bills online, by mail, or by using the dropbox outside City Hall or the Harrisonburg Department of Public Utilities on Beery Road. ... See MoreSee Less
Today Governor Northam announced that all Virginia schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. We know our families have many questions, and we will be providing more information soon...
Governor of VirginiaAs we continue responding to the #COVID19 outbreak, my highest priority is protecting the health and safety of all Virginians. This is an unprecedented situation, and it requires unprecedented action.
Here’s what that means for Virginians ⬇️
Today, I am ordering certain non-essential businesses to close for 30 days, banning gatherings of more than 10 people, and requiring restaurants to do carryout or delivery only. This starts Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 PM.
I am also ordering all schools in Virginia to remain closed at least through the end of this academic year.
I know these changes will raise many questions and create new challenges—but I am also confident in our ability to be resilient and navigate these waters together.
Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 schools for the remainder of the academic year. Governor Northam is also urging all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel outside the home, if and when possible. www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-855292-en.html... See MoreSee Less
Virginia has established a call line for anyone who has questions about COVID-19. That number is 1-855-949-8378 and it is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm. www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/posts/10158196796569675Do you have questions about the Coronavirus? Call the Health Department's Informational Call Center at 1-855-949-8378 Open 8:00am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday
¿Tiene preguntas sobre el coronavirus? Llame al Centro de Informacion del Departamento de Salud a 1-855-949-8378 Horario de 8:00am - 6:00pm, Lunes a Viernes ... See MoreSee Less
The City will implement social distancing measures at the March 24 meeting of the Harrisonburg City Council and will offer additional ways for residents to take part in the meeting from home. Add agenda comments online: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments... See MoreSee Less
Private YouTube live with link access only! 😉.
Setup a page on your website with password protection along with a chat for sharing questions and answers!
Share the password and have those that want to attend register.
Remember: everyone living in your household on April 1, 2020 should be included in your #2020Census response! ttps://youtu.be/iFmgSSyqPqgEveryone living in your home on April 1st counts on the 2020 Census. You can respond online, by phone or by mail. #2020Census #shapeyourfuturestarthere #ever... ... See MoreSee Less
The City will implement social distancing measures at the March 24 meeting of the Harrisonburg City Council and will offer additional ways for residents to take part in the meeting from home: ... See MoreSee Less
Do you know what this is? This is what happens when you flush paper towels and wipes down the toilet.
As many of us increase our cleaning and sanitation at home, please remember this important message from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Regional Sewer Authority: Do not flush paper towels, disinfectant wipes, or any type of wipes because they will clog pipes and cause backups, overflows, and issues at the wastewater treatment plant. Only toilet paper should be flushed. All other products need to go into the trash. ... See MoreSee Less
U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesTogether, we can stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are the most recent guidelines for Americans from The White House and CDC. ... See MoreSee Less
Please note that access to the Public Safety Building at 101 N. Main St. is being restricted as part of a Covid-19 community mitigation strategy. Please call before you visit or see if we can serve you better over the phone. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in reducing the threat of Covid-19 to our public service employees and to your fellow citizens.