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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Declares Local State of Emergency

Orange County, VA - Orange County officials have declared a Local State of Emergency in response to the potential spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its potential impacts on the County. The local declaration will go into effect as of 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Although there are currently no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Orange County, this declaration will allow access to essential tools available, such as funding reimbursements and emergency procurement, as response to this pandemic may necessitate.

Orange County will remain vigilant in its preparation, response, and recovery and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

Pertinent information can always be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/. Local health officials encourage citizens to access information from official government websites as information on social media can often be inaccurate.

For non-emergency concerns, contact the County Administrator’s Office at (540) 672-3313.

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