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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Governor’s Phase Two Guidelines Go Into Effect Friday, June 5

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.)  On Friday, June 5, most of Virginia will enter Phase Two of Governor Ralph Northam’s “Forward Virginia” plan to continue safely and gradually easing public health restrictions while containing ...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Roanoke County Offers Guidance to Businesses Regarding Face Coverings

(Roanoke County, VA—May 28, 2020) Roanoke County Police is offering advice to its businesses regarding the governor’s Executive Order requiring face coverings to be worn in public settings beginning Friday. Police encourage business ow...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Virginia Governor Announces Face Covering Requirement

On May 25, Gov. Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-Three, requiring Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Governor also directed the Department of Labor and Industry to devel...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Roanoke County Weekender/Delayed Reporting Program Update

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(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA—May 21, 2020) The Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office is asking all persons in its Weekender/Delayed Reporting program to call (540) 283-3162 and speak to a deputy. Any person that is scheduled to report to the Roanoke ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Roanoke County Releases Phase 1 Guide for Restaurants

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Roanoke County is providing this guide related to outdoor dining for dining establishments operating under the Phase 1 Forward Virginia plan. Please be aware this information only applies to the temporary use of outdoor dining. Please use the contacts wit...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Roanoke County Announces Phased Re-Opening of Certain Recreation Services on May 23

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (May 19, 2020) – Under Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s most recent executive order (61-2020), Phase 1 lifting of Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions began last Friday. Understanding the importance of recreational ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

General District Court Announces Modified Services

The General District Courts have announced modified services through June 7, 2020. Beginning May 18, 2020 consistent with the previous Order of the Supreme Court of Virginia, these courts will begin conducting in person non-emergency hearings complying wi...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Phase 1 of Reopening Announced Effective May 15

Phase 1 Reopening Announced

With Executive Order Sixty-One, the Governor of Virginia announced Phase 1 of reopening businesses across the Commonwealth and provided guidelines for all business sectors to follow.  

Phase 1 is currently scheduled to take effect at 12:00 am Frid...

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See guidelines on the Forward Virginia web page. Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Phase One Guidelines to Slowly Ease Public Health Restrictions

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va) On May Saturday, May 9, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-One and presented a detailed framework for the first phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to safely and gradually ease public health...

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See Forward Virginia web page for details. Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Board of Supervisors Press Conference Urging A Regional Approach to Reopening Economy

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -- May 1, 2020) The Board of Supervisors held a press conference on the morning of May 1 urging Virginia Governor Ralph Northan to consider a regional approach to reopening the economy. In his remarks during the press conference, Chai...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Treasurer’s Office Offers Drive-thru Options for Tax Payments

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -- April 27, 2010)  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roanoke County Administration Center is closed to the public. The Roanoke County Treasurer’s Office recommends our citizens contact us via phone, or use our Inte...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Governor Northam Extends Business Closures for Two Weeks to May 8

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that he will extend Executive Order Fifty-Three for two weeks, through Friday, May 8, 2020.

Executive Order Fifty-Three originally signed on March 24, bans crowds of more than 10 people; closes recreation, entertainme...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Board of Equalization Hearing for April 30 Canceled

Real Estate Assessment / Board of Equalization Hearing for April 30 CanceledThe April 30, 2020 Board of Equalization hearing has been canceled. Applicants for this hearing date will be automatically rescheduled for the next hearing date scheduled for July...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remai...

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Read the Governor's News Release... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Carilion Clinic Asking for Donations of PPE Supplies

Carilion Clinic

Carilion Clinic is asking community organizations, corporations and individuals to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) and other surplus medical supplies to help protect our staff and patients.

Carilion will consider donations of the following unuse...

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See Carlilion Clinic for more information... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Economic Development Launches COVID-19 Resources Portal for Businesses

Small Business Resources

Roanoke County’s Economic Development Department has launched a new web portal devoted to the needs of small businesses in the region.

The COVID-19 Resources for Businesses page contains information vital to keeping our community’s smal...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Treasurer's Office Accepting Payments at South County Library Drive-Thru

While the Roanoke County Treasurer’s Office is closed to the public, in-person, non-credit card payments, are accepted at the South County Library drive-thru window at 6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke, VA 24018, Monday through Friday, between the hou...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Roanoke County Buildings Closed to the Public in Response to Coronavirus Concerns

County Offices Closed

(Roanoke County, VA—March 20, 2020) Beginning Monday, March 23, all Roanoke County buildings will be closed to the public. All business will be done by phone, email or online. If necessary, in-person services will be by appointment only.

The Depa...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Northam Orders Statewide Closure of Certain Non-Essential Businesses, K-12 Schools

Governor Ralph Northam has 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 ga...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection Announces Change to Procedures Due to COVID-19

Here at the shelter, like the rest of the Roanoke Valley, we have been following the COVID-19 updates and how those updates affect our operations at the shelter.  Our most important goal is to reunite lost animals with their families, process ado...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Board of Supervisors Approves Resolution Confirming Local Emergency

At a Special Meeting on March 17, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Confirming the Declaration of Local Emergency Due to the Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Governments Declare Local Emergencies in Response to Public Health Concerns Related to Coronavirus

Effective March 12, 2020, Governor Ralph S. Northam declared under the Executive Order that a State of Emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia due to the potential spread of COVID-19, a communicable disease and public health threat.

In response to...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Roanoke County to Close Public Libraries and Recreation Centers in Response to Coronavirus Concerns

(Roanoke County, VA—March 14, 2020) Beginning Monday, March 16 all Roanoke County Public Libraries and Parks & Recreation facilities will be closed. Like Roanoke County Public Schools, they will remain closed through at least Sunday, March 2...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Updates from Virginia Department of Health (VDH)

Visit the Virginia Department of Health for the latest news about coronavirus in our state. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website is hosting up-to-date information about the status of coronavirus in the state of Virginia.

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Governor’s Phase Two Guidelines Go Into Effect Friday, June 5

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.)  On Friday, June 5, most of Virginia will enter Phase Two of Governor Ralph Northam’s “Forward Virginia” plan to continue safely and gradually easing public health restrictions while containing ...

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County News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Traffic Alert: Left Lane Closure in Place on Southbound Route 220 Near Back Creek Bridge

Rt 220 SB Left Lane Closure 6-3-20

As of June 3, a left lane closure for roadway repairs is in place on southbound Route 220 in Roanoke County near the bridge over Back Creek. The left lane is closed about 0.2 mile north of Route 220’s intersection with Route 657 (Crowell Gap Roa...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Penalties for Late Personal Property Tax Payments Suspended Until August 1

Personal property taxes are due June 1, however, citizens have two additional months to pay without penalty charges assessed for late payments. Penalties for late payments will begin to accrue on August 1.

This change is the result of the April 14 approval...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Real Estate Valuation to Resume Field Inspections June 2

The Roanoke County Real Estate Valuation Department will begin inspecting and measuring new homes this week starting June 2. If you have built a new home recently or have a Building Permit for changes to your existing property, an appraiser will be in you...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Roanoke County Offers Guidance to Businesses Regarding Face Coverings

(Roanoke County, VA—May 28, 2020) Roanoke County Police is offering advice to its businesses regarding the governor’s Executive Order requiring face coverings to be worn in public settings beginning Friday. Police encourage business ow...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Parks & Rec Now Offering Summer Day Camps

Summer Camps

Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is providing 10 weeks of summer enrichment designed for children with working parents. Our energetic, experienced staff will lead your children in daily activities, crafts, games, field trips and F-U-N! Choose ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Roanoke County Weekender/Delayed Reporting Program Update

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(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA—May 21, 2020) The Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office is asking all persons in its Weekender/Delayed Reporting program to call (540) 283-3162 and speak to a deputy. Any person that is scheduled to report to the Roanoke ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Roanoke County Releases Phase 1 Guide for Restaurants

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Roanoke County is providing this guide related to outdoor dining for dining establishments operating under the Phase 1 Forward Virginia plan. Please be aware this information only applies to the temporary use of outdoor dining. Please use the contacts wit...

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County News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

General District Court Announces Modified Services

The General District Courts have announced modified services through June 7, 2020. Beginning May 18, 2020 consistent with the previous Order of the Supreme Court of Virginia, these courts will begin conducting in person non-emergency hearings complying wi...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Roanoke County Transportation Projects Moving Ahead

(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA—May 14, 2020)  While many activities in the Roanoke Valley may have slowed or stopped due to COVID-19, transportation projects located in Roanoke County are moving full steam ahead.

Below is an update on the current p...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Roanoke County Facilities and Events Make Roanoker Magazine’s Best Of 2020 List

Roanoker Magazine's Best of 2020

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va, - May 14, 2020)  A big THANK YOU to our community for voting some of Roanoke County facilities, events, and venues among The Roanoker Magazine’s Best of Roanoke for 2020!

Each year Roanoker Magazine asks readers to v...

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Roanoker Magazine's Best of 2020. County News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Phase One Guidelines to Slowly Ease Public Health Restrictions

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va) On May Saturday, May 9, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-One and presented a detailed framework for the first phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to safely and gradually ease public health...

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See Forward Virginia web page for details. County News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Board of Supervisors Press Conference Urging A Regional Approach to Reopening Economy

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -- May 1, 2020) The Board of Supervisors held a press conference on the morning of May 1 urging Virginia Governor Ralph Northan to consider a regional approach to reopening the economy. In his remarks during the press conference, Chai...

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County News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Treasurer’s Office Offers Drive-thru Options for Tax Payments

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -- April 27, 2010)  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roanoke County Administration Center is closed to the public. The Roanoke County Treasurer’s Office recommends our citizens contact us via phone, or use our Inte...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Share Your Good News with #RoCoCares!

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Help us share the good things happening in our community by using the #RoCoShares hashtag!

With the coronavirus pandemic consuming the news and social media with negative stories, it’s harder to see the good things happening every day in...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Residents Asked to Limit Bulk / Brush Items for Curbside Pick-up

With people spending more time at home right now, residential trash tonnage has increased nearly 19% over the same time period last year, stressing our ability to stay on schedule despite our employees working longer hours. 

While no additional li...

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County News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remai...

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Read the Governor's News Release... County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Carilion Clinic Asking for Donations of PPE Supplies

Carilion Clinic

Carilion Clinic is asking community organizations, corporations and individuals to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) and other surplus medical supplies to help protect our staff and patients.

Carilion will consider donations of the following unuse...

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See Carlilion Clinic for more information... County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Economic Development Launches COVID-19 Resources Portal for Businesses

Small Business Resources

Roanoke County’s Economic Development Department has launched a new web portal devoted to the needs of small businesses in the region.

The COVID-19 Resources for Businesses page contains information vital to keeping our community’s smal...

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County News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Roanoke County Buildings Closed to the Public in Response to Coronavirus Concerns

County Offices Closed

(Roanoke County, VA—March 20, 2020) Beginning Monday, March 23, all Roanoke County buildings will be closed to the public. All business will be done by phone, email or online. If necessary, in-person services will be by appointment only.

The Depa...

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Download PDF News Release... County News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report Published

2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report

In conjunction with the 2019 State of the County Address, Roanoke County has published the 2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report that highlights progress towards the seven strategic initiatives developed through the County's 2016 Community Strategic...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Roanoke County Offers Guidance to Businesses Regarding Face Coverings

(Roanoke County, VA—May 28, 2020) Roanoke County Police is offering advice to its businesses regarding the governor’s Executive Order requiring face coverings to be worn in public settings beginning Friday. Police encourage business ow...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Traffic Alert: Left Lane Closure in Place on Southbound Route 220 Near Back Creek Bridge

Rt 220 SB Left Lane Closure 6-3-20

As of June 3, a left lane closure for roadway repairs is in place on southbound Route 220 in Roanoke County near the bridge over Back Creek. The left lane is closed about 0.2 mile north of Route 220’s intersection with Route 657 (Crowell Gap Roa...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Traffic Alert: Plantation Rd. (Route 115) - Delays near intersection of Plantation Rd and Lila Dr.

Plantation road alternating lane closure map

Starting May 15th, VDOT will begin work on Plantation Road (Route 115) near the intersection with Lila Drive to install a new traffic signal. This project will require alternating lane closures on northbound and southbound portions of Plantation Road. Par...

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