March 17, 2020

Utility Bill Deadline Extended: The City of Radford has extended the Due Date for customer utility bills due on March 20, 2020 for two weeks due to the COVID-19 virus. The City of Radford knows customers are concerned about their families and ensuring they have utility service during this time to stay healthy and well. Radford is extending the bill deadline to continue to promote social distancing, which will protect both citizens and employees. Customers are encouraged to pay their bill online at , through the United States Postal Service, or by using the drop box in the Municipal Building parking lot, this will also aid in the practice of social distancing.

Radford Public Library to Offer Curbside Service: 
1. Place the items that you would like to pick up on hold. You can do this through the library’s card catalog, or by calling the library at (540) 731-3621.
2. Schedule a time to pick up the items. Be ready to verify your account information at this time with your library card number. Pickup times are between 10 am and 4 pm on Monday – Saturday, and are same-day appointments only! If you wish to place holds and then pick them up on a future day, you can place the holds today, but you will need to call on the day of the pickup to schedule your curbside pickup time.
3. Park in the closest available parking space at the appointed time and wait for library staff. Please stay in your car, we will come to you. Have your ID or Library Card ready to show to library staff.
4. Go home! Be less bored! Enjoy your books, movies, audiobooks, and more! 

Radford Circuit Court Updates: Patrons are encouraged to call before visiting the office in person and all Non-essential and non-emergency court proceedings in all circuit and district courts are suspended.  For more information on both the Office Updates and Court updates see the links below:

Letter from the Supreme Court

Circuit Court Update

Radford Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office will close until Friday, April 3, 2020. Staff will work from home, monitor e-mail, and respond to office voicemail. Visitors to the office are by appointment only and restricted to those deemed necessary or time sensitive in nature. 

Radford DMV SELECT will be closed until April 2, 2020. This is accordance with Gov. Northam’s mandate for all DMVs to be closed through April 2. This is promote social distancing and will protect the health and wellness of staff and citizens.  

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread

  1. Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.
  2. If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
  3. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.
  4. If someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
  5. If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.
  6. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
  7. Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus:
    1. Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.
    2. If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
    3. Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
    4. Avoid eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, and food courts – use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options.
    5. Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.
    6. Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
  8. Practice good hygiene:
    1. Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
    2. Avoid touching your face.
    3. Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
    4. Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

* School operations can accelerate the spread of the coronavirus. Governors of states with evidence of community transmission should close schools in affected and surrounding areas. Governors should close schools in communities that are near areas of community transmission, even if those areas are in neighboring states. In addition, state and local officials should close schools where coronavirus has been identified in the population associated with the school. States and localities that close schools need to address childcare needs of critical responders, as well as the nutritional needs of children.

** Older people are particularly at risk from the coronavirus. All states should follow Federal guidance and halt social visits to nursing homes and retirement and long-term care facilities.

*** In states with evidence of community transmission, bars, restaurants, food courts, gyms, and other indoor and outdoor venues where groups of people congregate should be closed.