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Posted on: March 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Goochland County Operating Status Thursday, March 19th

Goochland County - Goochland County Operating Status Thursday, March 19th

Goochland County will be OPEN to the public with “Reduced Operations” across all agencies and offices during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Convenience Centers will be open and operating as normal.

All courts will have reduced operations through April 6, except for emergencies, by order of the Supreme Court of Virginia.  The Circuit Court Clerk’s office is currently open, however, they request that you do not come to the clerk’s office unless you have essential or emergency business.  Please contact the clerk’s office at (804)556-5353 before coming to determine if they are providing those services or if they may assist you by phone or mail.

All county facilities are closed to use by the public after normal business hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) this includes evenings and weekends.

Goochland County Parks and Recreation

All Goochland County Parks and Recreation programs and indoor facilities use is canceled, all approved outdoor use of County owned athletic fields and picnic shelters as well as all department-sponsored programs and activities are canceled through Sunday, March 29. County parks remain open to the public but be advised that the amenities in these areas are not regularly sanitized, so use with caution and follow the CDC health and safety guidelines.  We encourage everyone to continue the practice of social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings and group activities.

Goochland Branch Library
All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library, including the Goochland Branch Library, will be closed to the public through Saturday, March 28. The library will provide curbside service from Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call the Goochland Branch at (804) 556-4774 for curbside service. They are not accepting returns until further notice.  Fees and fines will be waived. They apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience!

Goochland DMV Select & DMV customer service centers

The Goochland DMV Select will be closed to the public through Tuesday, March 31st. The DMV Select will accept transactions to process via mail to P.O. Box 60 Goochland VA 23063 and will mail completed paperwork back.

At the direction of Governor Northam, all 75 DMV customer service centers will close and DMV 2 Go and DMV Connect operations suspended for a minimum of two weeks as a precautionary measure to lessen exposure to and prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This closure began Wednesday, March 18 until Thursday, April 2nd.  Governor Northam has directed the DMV to extend the validity of driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, and escort vehicle driver certificates for 60 days. Customers with vehicle registrations that expire in March and April will have an additional 60 days to renew.

Goochland County Public Schools – Meal Program for All Students

Goochland County Public Schools will now supply free meals to all students as follows:

Breakfast and lunch will served at all school locations from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (pick up at the same time)

  •  Byrd Elementary Bus Loop at 2704 Hadensville-Fife Road
  •  Goochland Elementary Bus Loop at 3150 River Road West
  •  Randolph Elementary Bus Loop at 1552 Sheppard Town Road
  •  Secondary Complex Bus Loop at 3250-B River Road West

In addition, the Sunshine Food Bus will serve meals at:

  • Company 1 Firehouse at 180 River Road West from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Company 3 Firehouse at 52 Broad Street Road from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • County Line Church at 4070 County Line Road in Kent’s Store from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Company 6 Firehouse at 4810 Three Chopt Road from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. (just added)

Goochland County Public Schools – Closed through Sunday, April 12th

Goochland County Public Schools (GCPS) will now be closed for an additional two weeks, through Sunday, April 12. This closure includes their regularly scheduled spring break. In addition to the regular academic day, ALL practices, games, and events are canceled until further notice. Please note the following important information as they proceed with their extended closure:

All division facilities are closed. With the exception of designated personnel, no one should enter the school facilities or offices. They have taken steps to disinfect all facilities and will keep those facilities closed until further notice.

Learning resources continue to be available. Internet connectivity should not be required for students to access any of the instructional resources sent home last week. If families find that it is, students will not be responsible for its completion during the time that schools are closed.

The full GCPS announcement is at: http://goochlandschools.org/2020/03/18/gcps-closing-extended-through-april-12/

Health District – Coronavirus Hotline

The Chickahominy Health District has launched a hotline to answer coronavirus (COVID-19) questions for residents of Goochland, Hanover, Charles City, and New Kent.

For the General Community call: 804-365-3340

For Health Care providers call: 804-365-3341

The phone lines are currently open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For medical assistance, please contact your primary care provider or urgent care facility.

Chickahominy COVID-19 Hotline Flyer


Sources to Stay Up to Date

Goochland County on Friday declared a local state of emergency as a precautionary measure over the global outbreak of the coronavirus. For updates and more information, go to:


Goochland County (www.goochlandva.us)
Virginia Department of Health (http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/)
Virginia Department of Emergency Management (https://www.vaemergency.gov/)
World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/)


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