Goochland County government offices and facilities will be open on Tuesday, March 17th with reduced operations starting at regular operating hours.
Convenience Centers will be open and operating as normal. All parks and recreation programs and indoor facilities use is canceled, parks remain open to the public. All courts will have reduced operations through April 6, except for emergencies, by order of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library, including the Goochland Branch Library, will be closed to the public through Saturday, March 28. The library will provide curbside service from Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call the branch for curbside service.
Goochland County Public Schools have established resources for their students and citizens to access meals during the divisions closure in the weeks ahead. More information is available on their website at http://goochlandschools.org.
Goochland County will be testing our teleworking capabilities on Tuesday, March 17th, thank you in advance for your understanding. The reduced operating schedule are designed to ensure the health and safety of residents, employees and the general public.
Goochland County on Friday declared a local state of emergency as a precautionary measure over the global outbreak of the coronavirus. For updates and more information, go to:
Goochland County (www.goochlandva.us)
Virginia Department of Health (http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/)
Virginia Department of Emergency Management (https://www.vaemergency.gov/)
World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/)
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The Goochland DMV Select will be closed to the public Tuesday, March 17, beginning at 12 noon through Tuesday, March 31st. The DMV Select will accept transactions to process via mail to P.O. Box 60 Goochland VA 23063.
At the direction of Governor Northam, all 75 DMV customer service centers will close and DMV 2 Go and DMV Connect operations suspended for a minimum of two weeks as a precautionary measure to lessen exposure to and prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This closure begins Wednesday, March 18 until Thursday, April 2nd. Governor Northam has directed us to extend the validity of driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, and escort vehicle driver certificates for 60 days. Customers with vehicle registrations that expire in March and April will have an additional 60 days to renew.
Goochland County Parks and Recreation makes the safety and health of our community a top priority and is taking actions to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Just this morning, Governor Ralph Northam told Virginians to avoid non-essential gatherings of more than 10 people, per federal guidelines. Thus, in addition to our previously announced indoor facility closure, effective Tuesday, March 17, all approved outdoor use of County owned athletic fields and picnic shelters as well as all department-sponsored programs and activities are cancelled through Sunday, March 29.
County parks remain open but be advised that the amenities in these areas are not regularly sanitized, so use with caution and follow the CDC health and safety guidelines. We encourage everyone to continue the practice of social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings and group activities.
Please stay up to date with COVID-19 facts through the CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) and Virginia Department of Health (http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/). For information and updates on county operations visit www.goochlandva.us.