Welcome to Floyd County!

Floyd County is an unique mountain community known for its music, its natural beauty, its arts, and its diverse, caring people. Located atop the Blue Ridge Plateau in southwestern Virginia, Floyd County is a haven removed from the rush of urbanity, yet alive with the sounds, colors and textures of rural life.

For more information please see Major Attractions, Other Visitor Info (which includes Lodging, Music, Art, and Events information), Directions, Trails, History, or Links. Floyd County contact information is below image.

 

 

Every Floyd County resident counts… let’s make sure we’re counted!

It’s that time of the decade… if you haven’t yet taken a moment to fill out the census, do it today at https://my2020census.gov/ (or call 844-330-2020, or fill out the questionnaire mailed to your home). It’ll take about 10 minutes. You should have received mail a couple months ago that includes your Census ID, but even if you don’t have your Census ID handy, you can still fill out the census.

Census results determine how many representatives our region will have in Congress and how much federal funding we will get. The more responses, the more federal dollars go toward road repair, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, school breakfast and lunch programs, CHIP (Children’s Health Improvement Partnership), Medicare Part B, water and waste disposal system improvement, and more. See below for a fuller list of things you can improve by filling out the census!

Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

Floyd County Board of Supervisors and staff have been, and will continue to, monitor the situation concerning the Coronavirus. Staff is in constant contact with the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to keep abreast of the situation.

 

If you have a Medical Emergency Call 911, if you have questions about the Coronavirus or need to be tested contact the Health Department Hotline for COVID-19 (540-267-8240)

If you have developed a fever and/or symptoms of a respiratory illness (e.g. cough, difficulty breathing) and or traveled outside of the US within the last 14 days or to one of the areas of widespread transmission of COVID-19 (West Coast: Washington and California or  New York) please contact the hotline to determine if testing for COVID-19 is needed. 

For questions related to COVID-19,  Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has set up a hotline 877-ASK-VDH3

 

Daily Updates

July 28, 2020 – DMV Connect/DMV Mobile Services will be suspended until further notice.  

Due to COVID-19 DMV has had to implement new ways to serve customers to ensure safety of their customers and employees.  As they are adjusting to the “new normal”, an executive decision was determined to suspend the field operations of DMV Connect until further notice.  DMV understands the inconvenience this may have caused, and greatly appreciates your patience and understanding.  You may make appointments online for other locations or use online services at www.dmvnow.com 

Press Releases & Updates

March 13, 2020 – Board of Supervisors Press Release

March 16, 2020 – Board of Supervisors Press Release – Local Declaration of Emergency

March 16, 2020 – Order declaring a Judicial Emergency in Response to COVID-19 – All Circuit and District courts are SUSPENDED until April 6, 2020

March 17, 2020 – Governor’s Press Release detailing 10 person gather limit and DMV Closing  Governor has authorized police to enforce this ban on gatherings.

President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

March 19, 2020 – The Floyd County Department of Social Services will be CLOSED to the Public until further notice.  Please see PDF with full instructions and resources. 

March 19, 2020Health Department Hotline for COVID-19 (540-267-8240) – Hours have been set:  (M-F: 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-12 noon, Sunday 12 noon – 4pm)

March 20, 2020 -The New River Health District has recently launched a new website to help keep the residents of the New River Valley informed of current health issues. This site is constantly being updated with the latest information including info on Coronavirus (COVID-19). It also has a question portal for interested parties to send in questions pertaining to the virus and receive a direct response. Visit nrvroadtowellness.com to learn more.

March 20, 2020 – UPDATED Information: The Floyd County Department of Social Services will be CLOSED to the Public until further notice.  Please see PDF with full instructions and resources.

March 24, 2020New River Health District Confirms its first case of COVID-19 in Radford, VA 

Resolution of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors Declaring a Local Day of Prayer for Floyd County, Virginia on Sunday, March 29, 2020 (click here for Resolution)

Health Task Force Activates Drive-Thru Testing For COVID-19, Services by appointment only, site is CLOSED to the PUBLIC. Please see PDF for full Press Release. 

March 30, 2020  Governor’s Press Release for Executive Order Number fifty-five – Temporary Stay at Home Order.  Please see PDF for full Press Release. 

April 9, 2020 – Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve to close due to COVID-19 (Please Click Here for full information)

April 10, 2020 – NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT ANNOUNCES FIRST CASE OF COVID-19 IN FLOYD COUNTY (Please see PDF for full Press Release)

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) – The New River Health District has confirmed a case of COVID-19 in a resident of Floyd County. This is the county’s first case of the illness. The patient is self-isolating at home. Health department staff are conducting a contact investigation, to identify those who had contact with the patient, assess their risk of potential exposure and provide medical and public health measures to protect individuals and the community. To protect privacy, no other patient information will be disclosed.

July 14, 2020 HEALTH TASK FORCE CONTINUES DRIVE-THRU TESTING, IN FLOYD (See PDF for full Press Release)

— Services are by appointment only, site is closed to the public —

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) – The New River Valley Public Health Task Force will hold drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, July 14 at the Floyd County Recreation Center Ball Field (Park Drive, off Route 8 near the Floyd town limit) and on Thursday, July 16 at Blacksburg High School (3401 Bruin Lane in Blacksburg). Testing at both sites will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

These are clinical sites, not open to the public. Individuals will be tested by appointment. For questions about COVID-19 or to request an appointment for testing, call the New River Health District’s COVID-19 public health call center at 540-267-8240. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. After hours, leave a message.

DMV Connect/DMV Mobile Services will be suspended until further notice.  

Due to COVID-19 DMV has had to implement new ways to serve customers to ensure safety of their customers and employees.  As they are adjusting to the “new normal”, an executive decision was determined to suspend the field operations of DMV Connect until further notice.  DMV understands the inconvenience this may have caused, and greatly appreciates your patience and understanding.  You may make appointments online for other locations or use online services at www.dmvnow.com 

Floyd County RISES: Small Business Grant Program Announced

Click Here for Press Release 

Many small businesses in Floyd County are eligible for grant funds from the new Floyd County Resiliency Initiative for Small Employers (RISES). RISES seeks to cover some COVID-19-related losses. Eligible small businesses include those who had 1 to 50 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees as of 2019 and have suffered at least 20% reduction in revenue or net income in March, April and May of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. The Floyd County Board of Supervisors created this program at their June 9th meeting.

Real Estate Tax Deadline Extended to August 5, 2020 – Click Here for Press Release

Traffic Alert

Installation of new pedestrian signals and other pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Route 8 and 221 in the Town of Floyd should begin Monday, February 17, 2020.
The contract will install push button Walk/Don’t Walk signals, bring sidewalk and curb ramps up to current standards compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, install LED flashers at the crosswalks just south of the intersection on Route 8 and east of the intersection on Route 221.

Work is restricted to Monday-Thursday nights, between the hours of  7pm and 6am.

Event CalendAr

September 2020

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  • Community Policy Management Team (CPMT)
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  • Board of Supervisors Meeting
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  • Floyd County Economic Development Authority (EDA)
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