The City of Harrisonburg and all departments are closely monitoring the latest information and recommendations concerning the Coronavirus, or COVID-19.
We are working closely with regional and national health experts in monitoring the situation, and have put all City protocols related to the prevention of the spread of communicable diseases into action. All essential City services continue unchanged at this time. We are in daily contact with the Virginia Department of Health, which is providing guidance on this matter.
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, socially distancing, washing their hands and staying home if sick, until and even after they receive the vaccine.
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 City of Harrisonburg Utility Customers: If you or someone in your household has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, that resulted in an economic hardship, utility assistance for your water bill is available now for your past due balance.
Please submit the COVID-19 Utility Relief Program application [259KB] by the December 31, 2021 deadline.
The City has implemented social distancing measures at Harrisonburg City Council meetings and is offering additional ways for residents to take part in meetings from home.
The public will not be able to attend meetings in person, however, 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. We ask those that wish to speak during the public comment period to not call in until after all the public hearings and public comment on those have been heard. This will avoid anyone calling on any other item from holding up the que and then being asked to call back at a later time. Residents also may provide comment prior to the meeting by visiting this page: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments.
Residents will be able to watch the meeting live on:
- The City’s website, www.harrisonburgva.gov
- Public Education Government Channel 3
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. Riders must wear a mask when riding. 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. Learn more about safety efforts being made by the Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation.
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.
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)