The City of Harrisonburg and all departments are closely monitoring the latest information and recommendations concerning the Coronavirus, or COVID-19.
COVID-19 Testing Clinics:
Use the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 testing clinic website to find the next available testing clinic near you. Type in your zip code, and the next available clinic will appear. If you register through the website, you are guaranteed to be tested even if the event closes early due to a high amount of walk-ins.
The Virginia Department of Health has provided this website to provide information on the COVID-19 vaccination.
All residents are encouraged to continue wearing a mask if they have not been vaccinated, and to stay home if sick.
If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the upcoming clinic page.
For VDH's latest information about the vaccine, including frequently asked questions, visit their information page.
Attention Renters: If you have struggled to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Rent Relief Program may be able to help. https://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/rmrp
Harrisonburg City Council meetings:
Residents/Media will be able to attend the meeting according to best practices and procedures associated with pandemic disaster.
- Masks are not required but strongly encouraged.
- Social Distance rules will apply.
Residents additionally may watch meetings live on:
- The City’s website, www.harrisonburgva.gov
- Public Education Government Channel 3
A phone line will be live at 540-437-2687 during meetings where residents will be allowed to call in and speak with City Council during the Public Hearings and the Public Comments portion of the night’s meeting. Residents also may provide comment prior to the meeting by visiting this page: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments.
Those wishing to do business with the City can access many services online or by phone. Those who are interested may choose to pay their City of Harrisonburg bills online or by mail. Visit www.harrisonburgva.gov/pay-bills and scroll to the bottom of the page for online payment options. You also can mail payment to our office at City of Harrisonburg, Treasurers Office, P.O. Box 1007, Harrisonburg, VA 22803-1007. You also may call 540-432-7701. A dropbox is available outside City Hall and the Harrisonburg Department of Public Utilities on Beery Road for those wishing to drop payments off.
The Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation is waiving all fares for transit and paratransit customers at this time. The City’s bus and paratransit service is currently operating as scheduled, and the majority of routes throughout the City are unchanged.
Effective April 19, 2022: masks are now optional while riding on-board all HDPT vehicles, transit and/or paratransit.
All riders should enter and exit the buses using the rear doors, unless they need to utilize the ramp or receive ADA assistance. Call 540-432-0492 for more information.
The Virginia Department of Health offers a statewide hotline at 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343), which serves residents Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, and Saturday from 9:00am to noon. Local health departments continue to provide resources for services and information. Contact information for local health departments is available at www.vdh.virginia.gov.
The Central Shenandoah Health District COVID-19 Hotline is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm for questions about local testing, quarantine and isolation, or local vaccine clinics. Call 1-855-949-8378 to connect.
James Madison University - Stop the Spread Dashboard
Latest Updates from the Virginia Employment Commission on Unemployment Insurance (Please visit their website http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed for more.)
Social Gatherings and COVID-19:
- Social Gatherings and Public Indoor Spaces Guidance from the Virginia Department of Health
- CDC offers the following considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19.
- Virginia Department of Health - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)