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November 13, 2020: The Governor’s Office announced new statewide measures, effective November 15, 2020, to contain the spread of COVID-19, including the reduction of gathers to 25 or less persons, a face mask mandate for ages 5+, an alcohol curfew and increased enforcement. Review the full amended executive orders HERE and HERE.

October 28, 2020: The Governor’s Office announced the expansion of the REBUILD Virginia Economic Recovery Fund for Small Businesses & Nonprofits, a $70 million grant fund for businesses and nonprofit organizations whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19. Businesses with less than $10 million in gross revenue or fewer than 250 employees will be eligible under the new criteria, and the maximum grant award will increase from $10,000 to $100,000.Learn more

Current Opportunities:

Parklet Permits are now available! If your restaurant is interested in expanding your outdoor seating area, whether temporary due to COVID regulations,or for a more permanent expansion of your seating area, complete the applications here:

Temporary Parklet Application & Information  Permanent Parklet Application & Information

City of Lynchburg City Hall is closed to the public but staff continues to work full time. If an in-person visit is needed, we can arrange that with you on a case by case basis. Contact our Office to schedule an appointment

Local and Regional Information

Reopening Guide – a guide from the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and the Business Task Force

Getting Virginia Back to Work – a guide from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Centra Health has released the following guides:

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance

City of Lynchburg

Downtown Lynchburg Association

Visit Lynchburg – Ideas to Get Through COVID-19: Restaurant Info, Virtual Experiences & Industry Resource Links

COVID-19 Message from Mayor Mary Jane Dolan

During this time of social distancing, we encourage you to keep patronizing your local restaurants, shops and small businesses. In addition to safe in-person shopping and dining experiences, many of our restaurants are utilizing curbside pickup and delivery options. Our small business community is working hard to supply you with products via online ordering, curbside pickup, delivery and/or shipping options.  Lynchburg is still open for business! 

Though we continue to mask up and social distance, you can still explore our beautiful area and patronize our local businesses! Let’s support each other during this time, promote our amazing business community, and see Lynchburg grow stronger together.

Sending you a virtual elbow bump. Stay healthy!