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June 3, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Phase Two Guidelines to Further Ease Public Health Restrictions

June 1, 2020

New River Valley Public Health Task Force Hosts Interactive, Online Town Hall on Covid-19 and Education (K-12)

May 26, 2020

New River Valley Public Health Task Force Hosts Interactive, Online Town Hall on Covid-19 and Local and Small Businesses

May 18, 2020

New River Valley Public Health Task Force Hosts Interactive, Online Town Hall on Covid-19 and Local Government

May 15, 2020

Drive-Thru Covid-19 Testing Continues Next Week In Blacksburg

May 14, 2020

In accordance with Virginia's Phase 1 Reopening Guidelines, the Blacksburg Community Center and Aquatic Center remain closed until further notice. Parks and open spaces are still open while playgrounds remain closed during this phase.

May 13, 2020

NRV Public Health Task Force: Law Enforcement/Fire & Rescue Virtual Town Hall

May 8, 2020

New river valley public health task force releases working smart, working safe guidebook

May 7, 2020

Drive-Thru Covid-19 Testing Continues Next Week in Radford and Blacksburg

May 1, 2020

New River Public Health Task Force Schedules Interactive Online Town Hall Meetings on COVID-19

April 28, 2020

Drive-Thru Covid-19 Testing Continues in Christiansburg and Blacksburg

April 27, 2020

Planning from the peak: A message from President Tim Sands

April 23, 2020

New River Health District Confirms first Fatality Associated with COVID-19
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Continues In Blacksburg

April 20, 2020

'We will resurrect our beloved community'

April 16, 2020

Blacksburg Transit Spring Service Info - Updated 4/16/2020

April 15, 2020

Online commencement details announced

April 8, 2020

BT Service Changes - Effective 4/9/2020

April 7, 2020

City of Radford, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, Town of Blacksburg, and Town of Christiansburg Cancel Spring Youth Ball Programs

April 6, 2020

Health Task Force Continues Drive-Thru Tests, Mall Site Added

April 4, 2020

Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg and Town of Christiansburg first responders may begin wearing masks or face coverings
Montgomery County Closes Government Center, Effective April 3

April 3, 2020

Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, and Town of Christiansbprurg Government Facilities Remain Closed to the Public

April 2, 2020

Health Task Force Continues Drive-Thru Testing For Covid-19
BT to Implement Fare Free Service - Effective 4/2/2020

April 1, 2020

Blacksburg Town Council Offers Public Comment Options for Recommended Budget
Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, and Town of Christiansburg Close Playgrounds to the Public April 2

March 31, 2020

Health Task Force Activates Drive-Thru Testing For Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Temporary Stay At Home Order Due To Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) (pdf)
A message to Blacksburg Hokies from President Tim Sands

March 27, 2020

Our First Positive Case: A message from Blacksburg Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith
New River Health District Confirms Case Of Covid-19
Door-To-Door Covid-19 Testing Services Are Not Legitimate

March 25, 2020

Blacksburg and Christiansburg Recreation Facilities to Remain Closed through April 30

March 24, 2020

New River Health District Confirms Its First Case Of Covid-19

March 23, 2020

COVID 19: Message from the Town of Blacksburg Use common sense. Stick to your social family. Stay at Home.

March 20, 2020

May commencement ceremonies to move online; senior celebration in Lane Stadium planned for September

COVID 19: Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Reminds Public Safe Outdoor Gathering Guidelines

March 19, 2020

A joint message from Dean of Students Byron Hughes and Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson

Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, and Town of Christiansburg Close Government Facilities to the Public Mar. 20

March 18, 2020

Blacksburg Offers Amnesty Program for Restaurants and Hotels

March 17, 2020

Utility Billing Late Notices and Disconnections Temporarily Suspended

Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, and Town of Christiansburg Proactively Declare Local State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19

Medical reserve corps seeks volunteers For covid-19 emergency response

New River Health District operates public health hotline

Town Of Blacksburg Cancels Committee Meetings

March 16, 2020

Blacksburg Planning Commission Scheduled for Tomorrow Cancelled, Town Council Work Session Still on but Public Asked Not to Attend

A Message to Virginia Tech Students from the Town of Blacksburg 

March 15, 2020

All branches of Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library close Mar. 16-29.

A message from Virginia Tech Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

March 14, 2020

JOINT NEWS RELEASE: Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg
Parks and Recreation and Aquatics Cancellations and Closures

March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Updates from Blacksburg Parks and Recreation

Governor Northam Orders All Virginia K-12 Schools Closed for Minimum of Two Weeks
https://www.montgomerycountyva.gov/departments/mc-news/2020/03/13/coronavirus-update-mar.-13-2020

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus update Mar. 12, 2020 - No cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County; Gov. Northam declares State of Emergency; MCPS, NRCC, RU, and VT announce preventative measures.

News Release: Montgomery County Officials Convene Public Health Task Force