COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Vaccinations

Those who are interested in getting a vaccine can sign up in one of two ways: 

  1. Call 434-432-3582 and leave a message with your name and phone number to register for Gretna Community Vaccination Clinic
  2. Visit our vaccinations page to find online signup links for many vaccination events throughout our community, most of which will have the single dose Johnson & Johnson shot. 

Getting community members vaccinated is the key to returning our community to normal. That's why Pittsylvania County, and our many community partners, are working hard to provide each of our residents the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a convenient location. In collaboration with the local health district and other partners, Pittsylvania County has established the former Foodland building in Gretna as the Gretna Community Vaccination Clinic. In addition to the Gretna site, there are many mobile clinics happening on a weekly basis throughout our community.

Resources

COVID Cases in the Area

Interested in keeping up with how COVID-19 is spreading in Pittsylvania County and the surrounding communities? The Virginia Department of Health provides daily updates on the number of reported cases, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19, and how many people have died from the respiratory illness.

Utility Relief for the Service Authority utility relief Info

For customers of the Pittsylvania County Service Authority who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, help is available. The Service Authority received over $13,700 in CARES Act funds to distribute as relief for customers who have been affected by COVID-19 and are behind on their bills. You can apply here, on our website, fill out a paper application, or you can call the Public Works Department at 434-836-7135 to learn more and apply. 

Small Business Assistance Grants Information


Pittsylvania County Small Business Assistance Grants

Pittsylvania County recently received a $330,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for a small business assistance program. As many as 20 local businesses will receive up to $15,000 for past and future expenses, including rent and mortgage assistance and the purchase of supplies and personal protection equipment. Any small Pittsylvania COunty business with less than 20 full-time employees (20 hours or more weekly) is eligible to apply, but companies in hard-hit industries like tourism, retail, and food and beverage will be scored higher during the application process. You can apply here, on our website, or fill out a paper application, which should be returned to Pittsylvania County, PO Box 426, Chatham, VA 24531, ATTN: Susan McCulloch.

The first wave of applications is already under review, but applications are still being accepted and funding is still available. 

Other Business Resources 

If your business is struggling to make ends meet or has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, there are plenty of resources available for you. Please check out the following sites to learn more about the many resources on the local, state, and federal levels that are available to area businesses.Both Danville and Pittsylvania County Economic Development and the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance have a host of available resources.

RegulationsStanding together logo

After essentially all public events were shut down for several months during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Phase Three of reopening Virginia began in July. Surging cases later in the year brought on additional restrictions in November and December. Under the current rules from Governor Northam's Executive Order Seventy-Two, there are some 

  • Limiting all social gatherings to 10 people. This does not apply to religious services, employment settings, or educational settings. 
  • Masks are required for every Virginian five and over in indoor settings outside of their own household.
  • All Virginians must remain at home between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. unless travelling to or from work, getting food, or seeking medical attention. 
  • All restaurants and food establishments must close by midnight
  • All employees that are able to telework should continue to do so. 

Even as businesses and restaurants are open and people venture out more, it is essential that we all continue to maintain social distancing and wear masks to protect ourselves, our neighbors, and our community.