COVID-19 Updates

Local Updates Regarding COVID-19

  • May 7, 2020: Testing continues in the region, with a site opening in Radford and view last night’s town hall. 
  • May 1, 2020: New River Valley Public Health Task Force Launches Weekly Town Halls. 
  • April 9, 2020: A resource to help track COVID-19 in Virginia, as well as information regarding the F.Y. 2021 Budget. 
  • April 7, 2020: In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and due to Governor Northam’s Stay at Home Order, the City of Radford, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, and the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg have canceled spring youth baseball and softball programs to include Tee Ball, Coach-Pitch, as well as all Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth leagues. The full release can be read here.
  • April 6, 2020: CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public settings. Plus how to make your own cloth face cover.
  • April 5, 2020: Public Safety Personnel to start wearing masks.  Full release here.
  • April 2, 2020: Radford to close all public playgrounds and restrooms. Public parks and trails will remain open, but social distancing guidelines should be followed. 
  • March 31, 2020: Radford Spring recreational programs have been cancelled, reminder to socially distance when using public parks, and the Montgomery County Health Tasks Force is offering pre-screened drive-thru COVID-19 testing beginning today. Today is also "Text It Tuesday" for the Census 2020. 
  • March 30, 2020: Radford reminds residents to socially distance when using public parks.
  • March 27, 2020: Radford’s Public Parks and Outdoor spaces remain open and are being cleaned regularly. 
  • March 26, 2020: The Food Truck Rodeo has been cancelled and Council will hold another meeting on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. through Zoom.
  • March 25, 2020: Absentee Voting for the May 2020 election information, as well as a community wellness message and a video from the Director of the New River Valley Health District.
  • March 24, 2020: The first local case of COVID-19 is confirmed in the City of Radford, the Governor’s Executive order is out, and we feature a video showing the importance of social distancing. 
  • March 23, 2020: The City Administrative Office, Recreation Center, and Library are closed to the public until further notice. Citizens are reminded to practice social distancing when enjoying our public parks and playgrounds, the Library has suspended curbside service, and the Building Official has made application forms available online.  
  • March 20 , 2020: The City of Radford Administrative Office, Utility Billing Office, and Treasurer’s Office will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. The Clerk of the Circuit Court Office will modify their schedule beginning March 23, 2020 and the Economic Development Director has a message for our business community. 
  • March 19, 2020:  The Commissioner of Revenue’s Office is closed to the public beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 until further notice.  A Local Declaration of Emergency has been adopted, and Radford Transit will begin implementing Fare Free service. 
  • March 18, 2020: In an effort to keep the public and city staff healthy, the City Administration Office would like to encourage anyone planning to visit our office to call us or email us  to see if we are able to help with your request by phone, mail, fax, or email, before coming to the office. There is also a new updated for the Municipal Building Complex/Courthouse. The Radford City Council Meeting for Monday, March 23 has been cancelled and a special meeting has been called for March 19, 2020.
  • March 17, 2020: The City utility bill deadline has been extended for two weeks, the Library is offering curbside service, and the President has issued new guidelines for combating COVID-19. 
  • March 16, 2020: Out of an abundance of caution for public health, Radford is continuing to urge residents to educate themselves regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and follow best practices when it comes to preventing the illness and avoiding exposure. In an effort to approach concerns related to COVID-19 in our community, the Emergency Management Officials in Radford are taking this time to plan and make decisions that may help decrease the chances of the virus spreading.
  • March 15, 2020: The Recreation Center and Library will be closed for two weeks beginning March 16, 2020. The decision to close these facilities is two-fold; it helps with "social distancing" and also provides time to sanitize, clean, and perform maintenance on these buildings for when the time comes to reopen. This time period is also consistent with Gov. Ralph Northam’s order that all K-12 schools in Virginia will be closed.  

Closings and Cancellations

  • For the most up to date information on all closings and cancellations related to City Business,  Click Here.

Information about COVID-19

Message to Radford University Students

  • To read a message to Radford University Students, Click Here.

Best Practices and Recommendations

The City of Radford is following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and advising employees and residents to do the same.

This is a new virus and there is still much we do not know. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to these resources:

Community Resources:

Virginia Department of Health

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Radford University COVID-19

Radford City Public Schools COVID-19

Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Radford Transit