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Posted on: March 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Goochland County Government Offices to Remain Open with Reduced Operations until Further Notice

Goochland County - Goochland County Operating Status - Week of March 30

All county buildings were CLOSED to the public beginning on Friday, March 20th and will remain so until further notice. 

Departments are still staffed by employees who can assist citizens over the phone and via email.  Citizens are encouraged to call ahead or visit for the latest information before attempting to visit any county buildings in person.  Citizens are further encouraged to call in advance and schedule telephone appointments with departments and agencies.

For our citizen’s convenience, there is a silver “envelope depository” drop box built into the brick wall near the Registrar’s Office door of the County Administration Building located on the Sandy Hook Road side of the building if you need to drop something off. Please ensure it is noted for the office or individual it needs to go to.

County parks remain open to the public, but we encourage everyone to continue the practice of social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings of 10 or more and group activities.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the issues several our citizens have accessing internet services.  At this time citizens can take advantage of Wi-Fi Hotspots at all six fire-rescue stations, the county administration building, and all Goochland County Public School buildings; for more information please visit In addition, there are limited resources our community can access for free through private providers, information on these resources is available at

Goochland is committed to working with our national, state and regional partners in implementing steps to safeguard our community. We share the community’s concern regarding COVID-19 and will continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

As of Sunday, March 29th VDH has confirmed that seven positive COVID-19 cases exist in Goochland County.  Any questions about the cases should be directed to Caitlin Hodge, Population Health Manager with the Chickahominy Health District (  

Stay informed of upcoming Goochland County government meetings by visiting, following us on Facebook at @GoochlandCountyVA and on Twitter at @GoochlandGovtVA.  The county will be releasing additional details on how to participate in Board of Supervisors meetings in the coming weeks.

Goochland County Planning Commission April 2, 2020 Meeting Cancelled

The Board of Supervisors adopted an emergency ordinance on March 26, 2020 which gave permission for public bodies, including the Planning Commission, to alter their regular public meetings (or cancel them) in light of the current public health guidelines recommending against people gathering together. The applicants for the April 2, 2020 Planning Commission meeting have been contacted and voluntarily deferred the public hearings on their cases to the June 4, 2020 meeting. The only other items on the Planning Commission agenda (the election of officers, calendar adoption, and Bylaws adoption) have also been deferred to the June 4 meeting. Accordingly, the April 2 Planning Commission meeting has been CANCELLED.

Goochland County Public Schools - Meal Program for All Students

Goochland County Public Schools is supplying free meals to all students as follows:

Breakfast and lunch is being served at the school locations below 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
  • 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 is serving 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.

Chickahominy Health District – Coronavirus Hotline

The Chickahominy Health District has launched a hotline to answer coronavirus (COVID-19) questions for residents of Goochland.

  • 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.

Sources to Stay Up to Date

Goochland County on Friday, March 13th declared a local state of emergency as a precautionary measure over the global outbreak of the coronavirus. For updates and more information, go to:

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