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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

January 15, 2021

The Virginia Department of Health is the best source of information on how and when you can receive your COVID-19 vaccine.  You can call the Blue Ridge Health District hotline at (434) 972-6261, or go online to visit their vaccine

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Nelson County Rail Crossings Closed For Repairs

January 14, 2021

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE January 14, 2021 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones, Lynchburg District                      434-856-8176   LYN-21-004 NELSON COUNTY RAIL CROSSINGS CLOSED FOR REPAIRS LYNCHBURG—Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) will begin closing grade crossings on Monday, January 18, 2021 to perform track repairs in

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Resolution R2021-04 Regarding Electronic Meetings of Public Bodies

January 13, 2021

Signed Resolution R2021-04 Electronic Meetings of Public Bodies RESOLUTION R2021-04 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RESOLUTION REGARDING ELECTRONIC MEETINGS OF PUBLIC BODIES WHEREAS, the Governor issued an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency for the Commonwealth of Virginia arising

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Nelson Memorial Library is Open for Curbside Pickup Only

Beginning Thursday, January 14, 2021, the library will only be open for curbside pickup. Hours:  Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 5 PM and Saturday 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Nelson County Board of Supervisors meetings are now live streaming on YouTube

In order to better serve our community, especially during the current pandemic, we have created a YouTube page to stream our Nelson County Board of Supervisors meetings.  This will allow for our citizens to view the board meetings online in

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VCW State-wide Virtual Hiring Event

Statewide Hiring Event – February 2021 – Jobseeker Statewide Hiring Event – February 2021 – Employers STATEWIDE VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT FEBRUARY 4, 2021 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM For information on accommodations, please contact David Remick at dremick@arlingtonva.us Jobseekers register

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed on the following days in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday: Nelson County offices

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***County offices close at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2020***

December 31, 2020

***All County offices close at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2020.  We will reopen for regular hours of operation on Monday, January 4, 2020. Nelson County departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station and Collection Sites

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing – New Year’s Day

December 30, 2020

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station and Collection Sites will be closed on the following days in observance of the New Year’s holiday: Nelson County offices

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FREE Drive-thru COVID-19 TESTING. Monday, January 4th 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

December 29, 2020

FREE Drive-thru COVID-19 TESTING in NELSON COUNTY Rockfish Presbyterian Church 5016 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford, VA 2295 Monday January 4 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm CALL THURSDAY, 12/31 TO SCHEDULE an APPOINTMENT Call 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 434-972-6261 TESTS

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Treasurer’s Office is Temporarily Closed

December 21, 2020

The Nelson County Treasurer’s office will be closed to the public until further notice.  We remain staffed and can be reached by calling 434-263-7060 or emailing ahicks@nelsoncounty.org

County Office Buildings Temporarily Closed to the Public

December 16, 2020

Nelson County departmental offices will temporarily close to the public until further notice starting Thursday, December 17, 2020. This closure does not necessarily include Nelson County Constitutional Offices such as the Courts, Sheriff’s Department, Commissioner of the Revenue, and Treasurers’ offices unless

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General District Court Cancelled for December 16, 2020

December 15, 2020

Due to the impending inclement weather, General District Court has been cancelled for Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Notice of Office Holiday Closing

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing  Nelson County departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station and Collection Sites will be closed on the following days in observance of the holidays: Nelson County departments and offices

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Nelson CARES 2020 Grant – CLOSED

December 14, 2020

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors approved revised Nelson CARES 2020 Small Business Assistance Grant Program guidelines that make qualified small businesses from all industries and home-based businesses eligible for assistance that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor Northam Announces New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread

December 11, 2020

Virginians should stay at home from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m., wear masks in indoor and outdoor settings, limit social gatherings to 10 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced new, targeted measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 as new cases

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NCDSS December Board Meeting Cancelled

The December 15,2020 meeting of the Nelson County Dept of Social Service board has been cancelled.

Temporary Office Closings

December 9, 2020

Please be advised that due to COVID-19 concerns, the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will be closed through Wednesday, December 9th and will reopen on Thursday December 10th and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office will be closed through Friday, December 11th and

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COVID-19 Update for Virginia

December 7, 2020

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA Department of Health COVID-19 Update for Virginia December 7, 2020 Dear Colleague: COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in Virginia are rising rapidly across the Commonwealth.  Please visit the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website for current epidemiologic

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Phone Issues at County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station **UPDATE – Resolved

December 4, 2020

9:25 A.M. **Update – the phone issues have been resolved. The phones at the County’s Transfer Station at Morse Lane are currently out of order.  We hope to have the issue resolved by Friday, December 4th.  If you need assistance

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Free COVID-19 Testing at Albemarle High School December 5th and 6th. Registration Required. (Link to register included in post).

December 3, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing at Albemarle High School   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing 1,000 free, self-administered COVID-19 tests each day on December 5th and December 6th in partnership with UVA Health and the Blue Ridge

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Special Called Meeting of the Nelson County Broadband Authority – December 8th at 1PM

December 2, 2020

Agenda for December 8, 2020 NCBA Special Called Meeting 2 December, 2020 Grace Mawyer Secretary, Nelson County Broadband Authority P.O. Box 336 Lovingston, VA 22949 Dear Ms. Mawyer, Pursuant to §15.2-1418 of the Code of Virginia, this letter is to

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Nelson Celebrates Small Business Saturday and Artist Sunday

November 24, 2020

The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally the official start of the holiday shopping season. Small businesses are at the core of every community, those who participate in shopping on Small Business Saturday not only get a leg up on holiday

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Nelson County Parks and Recreation Announces the Opening of the Blue Ridge Tunnel

November 20, 2020

Nelson County Parks and Recreation announced today the opening of the Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail system. Over 700 feet below the Blue Ridge Mountains at Rockfish Gap in Afton lies the 4,273-foot abandoned train tunnel in the heart

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Thanksgiving

November 17, 2020

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station and Collection Sites will be closed on the following days in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday: Nelson County offices will

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Governor Northam Announces New Statewide Measure to Contain COVID-19

November 16, 2020

Includes limit of 25 individuals for in-person gatherings, expanded mask mandate, on-site alcohol curfew, and increased enforcement RICHMOND—As COVID-19 surges in states across the country, Governor Ralph Northam today announced new actions to mitigate the spread of the virus in

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Amendment to the Dogs Running at Large Ordinance

November 13, 2020

ORDINANCE O2020-02 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AMENDMENT OF THE CODE OF NELSON COUNTY CHAPTER 3, ANIMALS, ARTICLE II DOGS AND CATS SEC. 3-43 DOGS RUNNING AT LARGE BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED, by the Nelson County Board of Supervisors that

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2020 Christmas Tree Farms

November 12, 2020

RVCC’s Christmas Tree Sale! Selling Begins Tuesday, November 24th. Fresh-cut Fraser Firs along with a selection of wreaths. Tree heights are 5-6’, 7-8’, and 8-9’. We only have a few of the larger sizes, so please contact us at rockfishcc@gmail.com

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PVCC Re-Employing Virginians Free Tuition Program

November 9, 2020

Re-Employing Virginians (REV) Tuition Voucher Fact Sheet (004) Piedmont Virginia Community College announced a new initiative funded by the Governor’s Office that provides free tuition for qualified individuals impacted by COVID-19 who enroll in spring semester 2021 short-term training or

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Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM Partners with Nelson County to Expand Rural Broadband with $205,000 of CARES Act Funding

October 29, 2020

For Immediate Release Date:           October 28, 2020 Contact:      Melissa Gay, 434-263-7638 (mgay@mycvec.com) Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM Partners with Nelson County to Expand Rural Broadband with $205,000 of CARES Act Funding  (Arrington, VA) – Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central

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Free Drive-Through COVID19 Testing Monday, November 16, 2020 at Nelson Heritage Center 5pm-7pm

Free Drive-Through COVID19 Testing at the Nelson Heritage Center Monday, November 16, 2020 5pm-7pm Call the Thursday (November 12th) or Friday (November 13th) beforehand at 434-972-6261 to guarantee an appointment,  (call between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm) Testing takes place at

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Notice of Holiday Closing – Election Day

October 27, 2020

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in observance of the Election Day holiday and will reopen for

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TJPDC’s Emergency Rent and Mortgage Relief Program Update

October 26, 2020

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, along with our community partners, the United Way/Charlottesville Pathways, Monticello Area Community Action Agency, and Nelson County Community Development Foundation, continue to work diligently to provide households with support through the Emergency Rent and Mortgage

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Temporary Road Closure on Route 627 (Glenthorne Loop)

October 16, 2020

RELEASE:  IMMEDIATE                                                DATE: 10/15/2020 CONTACT: Robert Brown 434-352-6674 Robert.Brown@vdot.virginia.gov ROAD CLOSING ON ROUTE 627 For Bridge Superstructure Replacement Project LYNCHBURG – Motorists should expect delays due to bridge superstructure replacement project on Route 627 in Nelson County. Route 627 (Glenthorne

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Notice of Special Commissioner’s Sale

October 15, 2020

19591 Notice of Sale of Special Commissioner NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER’S SALE Pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Court of Nelson County, Virginia, made and entered on the 31st day of July, 2020, in the partition suit brought by

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9624 Notice of Judicial Sale for Delinquent Taxes

9624 Notice of Judicial Sale – Nov. 12 2020 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Pursuant to Decrees entered in the Circuit Court of Nelson County, Virginia, the undersigned Robert C. Goad III, Special Commissioner of said Court, will

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Nelson DSS Open By Appointment Only

Beginning Thursday October 8, 2020, The Nelson County Department of Social Services will begin seeing clients by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call, 263-7160.If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath

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Open Air Job Fair: October 19th 10:00AM -3:00PM

October 12, 2020

Job Fair 101920 Join us on Monday, October 19th for an outdoor job fair. There will be 2 sessions featuring different employers. To register: https://tinyurl.com/JobFair1019 Registration preferred, but not required. Employers will be discussing available positions within their organizations and

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Public Notice – Halloween 2020

October 8, 2020

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC HALLOWEEN 2020 Nelson County has no official role in determining Halloween trick-or-treating activities. However, County officials and staff strongly encourage residents and visitors to follow expert guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and

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2019 Tourism Revenues 3.2 Per Cent Increase Over 2018

October 5, 2020

Tourism Revenue Reached $217.8 Million in Nelson County in 2019 – Statewide visitor spending reached $27 billion  Nelson County, Virginia – Tourism expenditures for Nelson County reached $217,790,832, a 3.2 per cent increase over 2018. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled 1805,

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing  Nelson County courts, departments and offices, will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday, and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, October

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FREE DRIVE-THRU NARCAN EVENTS In Nelson County

Narcan Drive Thru Events_Oct 2020 (1)   FREE DRIVE-THRU NARCAN EVENTS ALSO OFFERING FREE RAPID IN-HOME HIV TEST KITS, CONDOMS, AND OTHER INFORMATION NARCAN (naloxone) is a nasal spray used to treat an opioid overdose in an emergency situation. NARCAN

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Nelson Parks and Recreation Survey is Live

Nelson County residents, please take this 10-minute survey and tell us how to better serve you. Your feedback will help us with long-term strategic parks and recreation planning for your community. Let your voice be heard! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020NCPR Questions? Claire Richardson,

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October 2020 Drive-Through Flu Shots at the Nelson Heritage Center

September 30, 2020

FREE DRIVE-THROUGH FLU SHOTS Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:00 – 7:00 PM Nelson Heritage Center 1653 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington, VA For everyone ages 3 years and up. No appointment needed. First come, first served until supplies run out. Please

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Nelson County to Have Ballot Drop Boxes at Registrar’ Office & All Polling Places

September 15, 2020

Top of Form Bottom of Form FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2020 Contact: General Registrar & Nelson County Director of Elections Jacqueline Britt 434-263-7190 or jbritt@nelsoncounty.org   New Law Provides for Ballot Drop Boxes Nelson County to have at Registrar’

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Nelson CARES 2020 Small Business Assistance Grant Launched

September 10, 2020

PRESS RELEASE For release: September 8, 2020 Contact: Chip Boyles, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, Executive Director cboyles@tjpdc.org 434-979-7310 NELSON CARES 2020 GRANT PROGRAM CREATED TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES WITH UNEXPECTED COVID-19 LOSSES Lovingston, VA – Effective September 8, 2020,

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Charlottesville Area Online Job Fair: Monday, September 14th 2:00pm-4:00pm

online job fair Monday, September 14th  2:00pm-4:00pm Join us on Monday, September 14th from 2:00pm-4:00pm for an online Zoom job fair.  Talk to employers from the comfort of your home and learn about the opportunities they have to offer! Employers will

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Public Notice of In-Person Early Voting in Nelson County, Virginia

September 9, 2020

public notice of voting locations PUBLIC NOTICE of IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING in NELSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA In-person, early voting will be available at 571 Front Street for the November 3, 2020, General and Special Elections: Voting will begin September 18 at

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Free Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Tuesday, September 1st

August 31, 2020

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing in Nelson County Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4pm-7pm Walk-in or by appointment call 434-972-6261 At the Nelson Heritage Center

Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Labor Day

August 28, 2020

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, September

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