County government offices and facilities will once again be open to the public during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., all patrons will be required to follow prescribed social distancing practices.
All patrons aged ten and over entering all county buildings shall wear a facial covering over the nose and mouth. Children over the age of two are strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear a facial covering. If you do not have a face covering, please request one from the department or office you will be visiting. Goochland County will honor the following five identified face covering exceptions for patrons and staff.
- while eating
- while exercising
- any person who has trouble breathing, or incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance
- any person seeking to communicate with a hearing-impaired person, for which the mouth needs to be visible
- any person with a health condition that keeps them from wearing a face covering.
Public meetings will be open to the public, but will be limited to 50 or fewer individuals, including staff. Social distancing will be required by all attendees.
Departments will be staffed by employees who can assist citizens in person, over the phone, and via email. Citizens who are not comfortable accessing county services in person are encouraged to call ahead (county directory) or visit www.goochlandva.us to take advantage of drop-off and pick-up services. Citizens are further encouraged to call in advance and schedule telephone appointments with departments and agencies.
For our citizen’s convenience, a centralized drop box is located on the Sandy Hook Road (Rt. 522) side of the Administration Building, near the front corner of the building near the fountain. A silver “envelope depository” drop box for the Treasurer’s Office is built into the brick wall further down the side of the building near the Registrar’s Office door if you need to drop off tax payments.
On Tuesday, June 2nd Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order Number Sixty-Five and Order of Public Health Emergency Six which have allowed Goochland County to move into Phase Two of the “Forward Virginia” Plan and to ease certain temporary restrictions due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Phase Two guidelines for specific sectors can be found here. Visit https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/forwardvirginia/ for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.
For more information and updates on Goochland County Government’s Phase Two Reopening visit www.goochlandva.us & https://www.goochlandva.us/1107/COVID-19-Changes-to-County-Operations and follow us on Facebook at @GoochlandCountyVA and on Twitter at @GoochlandGovtVA.