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    COVID-19 Member Update Form

    Animal Medical Clinic of South Boston
    Our clinic will remain open as an essential business caring for your pets. We are limiting the number of clients in the clinic to allow social distancing and proper cleaning between client visits. Please call ahead for all food and prescriptions, ideally paying over the phone with a credit card or, if necessary, having a check or cash ready at pick up, Upon arrival, call the front desk so an employee can bring the order outside to you. If your pet has an exam or surgery appointment, please call upon arrival. When we are ready for you, an employee will call to inform you to come into the clinic for the appointment.

    B&B Consultants
    We have closed our office to the general public. Employees are teleworking as much as possible. We are still open for business and providing services to our clients. Please call at 434-572-3251 and we will be glad to assist you with your Engineering, Surveying, Laboratory and Environmental needs

    Benchmark Community Bank
    Effective immediately we have closed our lobby and are only open in the drive thru.

    Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center
    Hours of Operation by Venue:
    The Spa at Berry Hill: Closed unti further notice
    Historical Tours: Available by appointment

    Boston Commons LTD
    We are presently requesting for visitors to not come into the building unless its an emergency. If they have too they must wash their hands, apply gloves and mask. Then discard as exiting the building and wash their hands. 
    As other businesses, we need supplies, gloves, mask and hand sanitizer.

    Comfort Systems USA MidAtlantic
    Currently restricting visitors. Click here for additional information.

    County of Halifax
    Please see the release here explaining all closings. 

    Davenport Energy
    Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 all Davenport Energy offices will be closed to the general public. Please contact our offices by phone with emergencies or other needs. You may continue to place orders, view account information, and pay your bill through our online portal here. 
    Should you have to visit our offices, we are developing payment windows and other means of non-direct contact that will protect you and our team members (Instructions will be available at each office.). This is a minor inconvenience considering the current situation in which we all find ourselves. Davenport Energy will continue to respond to emergency requests. All other discretionary and selective service may be reduced. Davenport team members will coordinate with you to discuss your situation on an individual basis.

    Fairfield by Marriott
    We will cancel or postpone any event in our meeting room that hosts more than 50 people, we have closed our pool and decreased the hours of our fitness center, we have suspended the service of our hot breakfast buffet and will provide grab and go bags instead, and we have limited housekeeping services.

    G.W.Rice Insurance Agency
    Closed to the public effective 3/17/20 until further notice. We are still taking phone calls to assist with all customer service needs. If there's an emergency and someone needs an appointment, they can call to schedule a one-on-one appointment. All sales will continue as usual and will be done via phone, email: gwriceinsurance@aol.com, mail or a one-on-one appointment.

    Goodwill Industries of the Valleys
    The South Boston location is closed, but will continue to accept donations.
    Store donation centers will be accepting donations Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attended donation centers not located at stores will accept donations Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be closed on Sundays.

    Halifax County Animal Control
    Effective immediately Halifax County Animal Control has been closed to the public. If you need to redeem your animal all paperwork must be done outside. Just knock on the door to let us know you are at the shelter. Rescues cannot enter the building but we will continue to work with the rescues to get the animals out. We will be posting animals as quickly as possible. Please be patient with us as this is affecting our entire country.

    Halifax County Chamber of Commerce
    The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration has been postponed. Members will be notified of the rescheduled date.

    Halifax County Country Club
    The Club will be closed from March 19-31, 2020. You are still welcome to walk the course. 

    Halifax County Parks and Recreation
    Halifax County has closed facilities at Edmunds Park until April 4, 2020. We are encouraging citizens not to use Shelter and Playground Facilities.

    Halifax County Public Schools
    The Community Meetings scheduled for March 17 and 24, 2020 have been cancelled. Kindergarten Registration has been postponed. Schools are closed for the remainder of the academic school year. 

    Halifax County Treasurer's Office
    Starting on 3/17/2020 the Halifax County Treasurer's Office will be closed to the public. We were told 2-3 weeks as of now. They are able to take payments over the phone @ 1-866-855-8999 or at webfeepay.com. It does charge a 3% fee or $3.00 whichever is less. We will have a "Dropbox" outside of our office for you to drop off check or money order payments. (No Cash) Or feel free to mail them to us: Halifax County Treasurer PO Box 825 Halifax, VA 24558. You may reach us at 1-434-476-3318 if you have any questions.

    Halifax Industrial Development Authority
    The Job Fair scheduled for March 24th has been cancelled.

    Hite Insurance Agency
    In an attempt to protect our clients, the Hite Insurance lobby will be closed to the public. We will be in the office from 9-2 to take your phone calls for payments, claims, etc. if you have an emergency after those hours, please call 434-470-1211.

     

    Hunting Creek Vineyards

    The tasting room will close until further notice as they monitor CDC recommendations.
    The Annual Wine Club Gala scheduled for March 28th has been postponed until September. 

    Individuals may request appointments. 

     

    Long and Foster

    Offices will be closed to the public. Please call (434) 575-1100 or your agent for more information. 

     

    PATHS 

    In an effort to keep our patients, staff and community healthy, effective today, we will implement the following at all PATHS locations:

    • All non-emergent dental appointments will be rescheduled. We understand that dental appointments are scheduled months in advance; however due to the nature of dental work, dental staff are at great risk for exposure. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
    • Patients will not be allowed to bring more than one adult guest with them to their appointment. We will not make any exceptions.
    • We will be reaching out to all patients that have been identified as being at high risk, and ask that they consider rescheduling any non-emergent appointments. In doing so, we will ensure that they have a sufficient supply of their medications until their next scheduled appointment.
    • We will be screening all patients that call, as well as those that enter any of our facilities to ensure that they receive the appropriate recommendation/treatment.

     

    Patrick Henry’s Red Hill
    We will maintain normal operating hours at this time. We are taking additional steps to make sure any visitors remain safe. Visitors do not have to come into the visitor center, but can just enjoy the outdoors and the wide open spaces with their friends and families.

     

    Rogers Heating and Cooling

    Rogers Heating & Cooling field staff will be working and the office staff will be working remotely this week. The office phone will be forwarded to ensure each call is answered. If your AC or heat is broken, Rogers will be there to fix it. Rogers is following cleaning protocols as recommended by CDC and state agencies. Any team members that have fever, are showing signs of sickness, or who have been known to be exposed and not protected will be asked to remain at home. If you need to make a payment, please call 434-575-7285 and they will take your payment over the phone. If you are paying via check, please mail it to P.O. Box 175, South Boston, VA 24592.

     

    Rotary Club of South Boston

    Rotary meetings and events for the month of March have been cancelled. 

     

    Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital
    Effective March 16, 2020, we are restricting visitors within our hospitals. All routine visits are being suspended until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat to our patients, staff and community. We recognize there are times when having a visitor or family member present is crucial. In these cases, visitors will be allowed based on the exceptions listed here: https://bit.ly/2wQPDsm

     

    South Boston DMV
    Effective March 18, 2020 all Virginia DMV customer service centers will be closed through April 2, 2020. Driver and vehicle credentials have been extended 60 days. 

     

    South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts & History
    South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History’s luncheon fundraiser to be held from on Tuesday, April 21 has been cancelled. The Museum is also closed to the public until further notice.

     

    South Boston/Halifax County YMCA
    YMCA has made the decision to close all facilities for the next two weeks (March 16-29) for the health and well-being of our community.

     

    South Boston-Halifax County Visitors Center

    The visitor center will be closed to the public through April 3, 2020. 

     

    South Boston Insurance Agency

    Office is closed to traffic, but we are open for business via phone (434-572-4989), fax (434-572-4905), or email (soboins@soboinsurance.com). We have a mail slot for payments.

     

    South Boston Speedway
    South Boston Speedway will be closing the office for the next (2) weeks and has postponed the March 21, 2020 race. 

     

    Southside Community Services Board
    To help reduce the risk to our community of spreading the virus, we have closed our facilities to the public. We will, however, be continuing to provide services and support to the community. Our staff continues to be available and will be reaching out to you to follow up with services and ensure your needs are met. If you are requesting services, you will be contacted by phone to determine next steps in your service needs. We will also work with you to ensure you have your medication.If you are in crisis please contact our emergency services number: 1-833-377-7272. Please continue to reach out to us if you have any unmet needs during this time and we will assist you. 1-833-697-7272 for general information.

     

    Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
    Effective at Noon on 3-18-2020 the SVHEC building will be closed. All classes, events and travel canceled. Instituting staggered teleworking schedule to reduce frequency and duration of interpersonal contact. Encouraging electronic meetings instead of face-to-face meetings. All campus facilities closed at 5 p.m.

     

    State Farm Insurance-Allen McGhee 

    Office hours will be limited to 8:30am-2:30pm with the social distancing in effect. Until further notice, we will not accept cash; only debit/credit cards. Check payments may be slid under the door and curb service will be offered to help. 

     

    Staunton River State Park
    Staunton River State Park Spring Star Party is Cancelled. Public night is also Cancelled.

     

    Team Nurse South Boston
    Open normal hours, oncall after hours and weekends, we are accepting patients throughout Halifax County and surrounding counties too.

     

    The Gazette Virginian
    Following step with state and national organizations as concerns mount over the coronavirus, The Gazette-Virginian is limiting access to the front lobby of its office on Halifax Road in South Boston. The front door will remain locked until further notice. The newspaper encourages the public to email news items to news@gazettevirginian.com or call the office at 434-572-3945. To advertise, email pseat@gazettevirginian.com or contact your advertising representative. For customers wishing to make a payment or drop off information, they may use the drop box located to the right of the front door. Credit card payments are accepted over the phone. Subscribe to the print edition here or call our office to pay with a credit card. Follow the latest local updates on the coronavirus on YourGV.com, now free to all users without limits of a paywall.

     

    The Prizery 
    Due to COVID-19 concerns, The Prizery has cancelled all performances and events for the next 30 days as we continue to evaluate the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds
    We will be closed to the general public from March 16th thru April 13th.

     

    Tri-County Community Action Agency

    Head Start classes have been suspended for two weeks, our offices remain open to the public for now. Our tax preparation program has been reduced to drop -off only on Wednesdays.. All home visiting activities have been stopped except for food or supply distribution to families in need.

     

    Town of Halifax

    Halifax Town Hall, located at 70 South Main Street, will continue to be closed to the public through Friday, April 24th subject to further notification. For full press release click here.

     

    Town of Halifax Farmers Market

    Halifax Farmers Market will be closed this Saturday the 21st and next Saturday the 28th. The April 4, 2020 Spring Bazaar has been postponed and will be rescheduled. 

     

    VFW Post 8243

    Monday night bingo will be cancelled for the next two weeks (March 16-27). 

     

    Virginia International Raceway

    All operations have been suspended through April 1, 2020. 

     

    Wister's

    While currently unable to offer flowers, they are still available for all gifts, gift baskets, and merchandise. Invoices will be sent via email and they will work with you to schedule a convenient pickup time from our front lobby. Orders can be placed by emailing amanda@amandadayrose.om or calling the shop and leaving a voicemail. Pickup times are flexible.

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    Department of Labor
    Find U.S. Department of Labor resources on preparing workplaces for the COVID-19 virus (also known as Coronavirus) here.
    View the Families First Coronavirus Response Act here.
     
    Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. For more information click here.
     
    From the Governor of Virginia
     
    Internal Revenue Service
    Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses
     
    To view COVID-19 Main Street Resources click here.
     
    Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Virginia has received an 
    Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration from the Small Business Administration. Small businesses and non-profits statewide are now able to apply for a loan of up to $2 million to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses. Businesses wishing to submit a loan application should visit https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
     
    Disaster Office Hours of Operation:1‐800‐659‐2955-Disaster Assistance (EILD) 
    Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-8:00 pm 
    Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm 

    SBA Virginia Richmond District Office  
    804-771-2400 
    Email: 
    richmond.va@sba.gov 
     
    The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
    Business owners are being asked to take a moment to complete a short survey so they can share the results with State and Federal partners. They would like to receive responses as soon as possible but will be leaving the survey open through Friday, March 27 at 5 p.m. to capture responses.
     
    US Chamber of Commerce
    View their website here.
     
    VML will continue to update this page with resources for local officials to consider using as part of a plan of response. To view information click here.

  • Center for Disease Control
    The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has issued COVID-19 guidance for businesses:
     
    Resources for Business & Employers
     
    General Info & FAQs
     
    Steps to Preventing Illness
     
    Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

    Virginia Department of Health
    A State of Emergency Has Been Declared for Virginia in Response to COVID-19. See updates here.
     
    View the HCDSS statement here.
    View the Emergency Child Care Guidance Release here.
    View all other information here.

  • The following free online tools can be used at home during this time.

    Elementary School Students

    PBS Kids
    A collection of learning resources that covers an array of topics.

    Math Games
    Math games and quizzes following the Common Core Standards.

    National Geographic Kids
    A collection of resources teaching students about animals, habitats, countries and cultures.

     

    ReadWriteThink

    Includes interactive, printable, lesson plans and educational materials.

     

    LearnZillion
    Instructional videos with printable Common Core aligned materials.

     

    Scratch
    Draws all types of students into coding in any subject area.

     

    Met Kids
    Allows students to get engaged in art through the Met Museum.

     

    Starfall
    Children K-3 can learn reading, phonics, and math through games, movies, books, songs, and more.

     

    Fun Brain
    Students K-8 can learn grade appropriate math, grammar, science, spelling, and history through educational games.

     

    Brain Pop

    Animated educational site for kids to learn science, social studies, english, math, arts & music, health, and technology.

     

    High School Students

     

    PBS Learning Media for Students

    A teacher-managed site that allows students to engage with innovative, curriculum-targeted content.

     

    Smithsonian Learning Lab
    Resources, information, lesson plans, field trips, and interactive activities based on the Smithsonian museum collections and research.

     

    Library of Congress
    The largest library in the world. Home to millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts.

     

    Google Arts & Culture
    Home to content from over 1200 leading museums and archives.

     

    Ck12

    Provides high quality STEM content for students, ideal to use in a class setting.

     

    ReadWriteThink

    Includes interactive, printable, lesson plans and educational materials.

     

    Prodigy
    Adaptive math game-based learning that integrates Common Core math into fantasy. This site also provides assessment tools.

     

    Khan Academy

    Interactive exercises in math, science, economics and humanities with playlists on history, civics, finance and more.

    EdX

    Free online courses from top universities in computer science, engineering, psychology, nutrition, big data, statistics and more.
     

    Docs Teach

    Access primary resources such as letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos and more throughout American history.