We are full of LOVE and concern for our family and friends - and we are taking the coronavirus very seriously. Floyd County, Town and businesses are following the CDC, VA Dept. of Health and the Governor’s mandates in relation to the coronavirus and business activities and public events. These mandates and recommendations can change daily (see bottom of page for detailed updates & links)
Please be patient and cooperative with our business folks as they navigate changes & mandates and safety for staff, community & you!
And for most timely updates on business’s activities, go to their Facebook pages or call ahead.
Check out some ways you can Feel the Love from Floyd
Major 2021 EVENTS - Major events are being scheduled for 2021! Schedule HERE
Early SPRING HAPPENINGS - Early SPRING Highlights page HERE -
SHOP Floyd VA SHOP ONLINE WITH over 70 FLOYD BUSINESSES NOW
PUBLIC RESTROOMS - Public restrooms are open at Warren G. Linebery Park (next to Floyd Country Store) Sun-Thur 10am-6pm; Fri/Sat 10am-9pm
Jessie Peterman Memorial LIBRARY in Floyd is NOW OPEN 4-8-2021 - Curbside available also. More info: www.facebook.com/JPMLibrary
RESTAURANTS & SPIRITS – Who needs to cook? Restaurants list with contacts here Take-out, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Indoor Seating options
GET OUTSIDE! need some ideas? HERE
FARM & FOOD OFFERINGS - Local produce and farm products are available.
Riverstone Organic Farm - 708 Thompson Rd. SE Floyd VA 24091 www.riverstoneorganicfarm.com
Farm Store is open daily 9am - 7pm
Floyd Eco Village Farm - 188 Eco Village Trail, Floyd, VA 24091 facebook.com/floydecovillagefarm/
Farm store open daily
Floyd Farmer's Market - Opens Saturday, May 1 !
Saturdays 9am - 1pm at the Community Market Pavilion
NEW in 2021:
Expanded vendors Saturday market, new Thursday market 4-8pm, online ordering option with Thursday pick-ups
Follow updates on Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/FloydFarmersMarket/
RETAIL SHOPS & GALLERIES - Shop Floyd - Our quaint community has over 25 galleries, antique shops and artisan studios. Many are open end of week and Saturdays in winter weather permitting. Check their Facebook pages directly for details and schedules
Online lessons through the Handmade Music School are currently available on the following instruments:
old time fiddle, old time banjo (clawhammer and two finger), old time mandolin,old time guitar, bluegrass fiddle,bluegrass banjo, bluegrass mandolin, bluegrass guitar, upright bass, ukulele, vocals (folk, bluegrass, harmony)
Online Workshops & Lectures www.crowdcast.io/handmademusic
HEALTH & WELLNESS - LIVESTREAM EVENTS
Living Light Studio - Yoga classes with ShirleyAnn www.livinglightriverstudio.com
From ShirleyAnn: I've uploaded to my YouTube channel the following classes, available to you at anytime for free.
Hatha Flow Yoga I (start this video with the volume low, the singing bowl is loud),
and an audio for de-stressing called Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation, or yogic sleep that creates deep relaxation.
The classes are 60 minutes each, and the Yoga Nidra is a 20 minute guided meditation.
Jivamukti Yoga with Mary Brown
Zoom class, Saturdays @ 10:00am
email Mary: email@example.com to register.
Zoom link and password will be sent after registration.
Early registration appreciated.
This weeks class is free. Come! Practice!
Yoga for Beginners with Carly Burke - now online! Purchase a class or a series. Link to a recorded class is sent out each Monday morning and can be viewed anytime during the week. Please contact Carly for more details and pricing. firstname.lastname@example.org or call (540)745-3030
Total Body Conditioning with Katie Wells
- Music & Movement & Joy! www.interweave.love
classes start back up in January 2021
FREE PUBLIC WIFI
Citizens Telephone Cooperative –at the lower end of parking lot in Floyd. A banner with login information is displayed outside the office.
Warren G. Lineberry Park - The network is WGL Park Public WIFI
Jessie Peterman Memorial Library (Floyd) - Free WIFI in parking lot. no password needed.
UPDATE 3 23 2021 EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2021 - Amended Executive Order Seventy-Two with the next steps of the “Forward Virginia” plan.
Key changes in the Fourth Amended Executive Order Seventy-Two include:
- Social gatherings: The maximum number of individuals permitted in a social gathering will increase to 50 people for indoor settings and 100 people for outdoor settings. Social gatherings are currently limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
- Entertainment venues: All indoor and outdoor entertainment and public amusement venues must continue to operate at 30 percent capacity. Indoor venues must operate at 30 percent capacity or with a maximum of 500 people, an increase from the current cap of 250 people. Outdoor venues must operate at 30 percent capacity, with no specific cap on the number of attendees. These venues were previously limited to 30 percent capacity or up to 1,000 attendees, whichever was fewer.
- Recreational sporting events: The number of spectators allowed at recreational sporting events will increase from 25 to 100 people per field or 30 percent capacity, whichever is less for indoor settings, and from 250 to 500 people per field or 30 percent capacity, whichever is less for outdoor settings.
- In-person graduation and commencement events: Last week, Governor Northam issued preliminary guidance on safe in-person graduations and commencements, which included a cap of 5,000 people or 30 percent of the venue capacity for outdoor events, whichever is less. Events held indoors may have up to 500 people, or 30 percent of the venue capacity, whichever is less. Attendees must wear masks and follow other guidelines and safety protocols to ensure proper distancing.
- FULL DETAILS
UPDATE 2 24 2021 EFFECTIVE March 1, 2021
Latest Executive Order Easing Public Health Restrictions
Effective March 1st, 2021 Virginia is lifting some restrictions currently in place to limit transmission of the virus, including:
- The stay-at-home curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. is no longer in effect.
- Alcohol sales have been extended from 10pm to 12am.
- Overnight summer camps can open May 1 with mitigation measures.
- The limit on outdoor social gatherings has been increased from 10 to 25 people.
- Outdoor entertainment venues can operate at 30% capacity, with a maximum of 1,000 people.
- Indoor entertainment venues can operate at 30% capacity, with a maximum of 250 people.
One restriction has not changed: indoor gatherings remain capped at 10 people.
A graphic is attached for easy reference and more information is available at: https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/
New Face mask requirements as of Friday, May 29, 2020 through Executive Order #63
- Everyone ages 10 and up
- Inside all brick and mortar retail establishments
- Inside all personal care & grooming establishment
- Inside places where people congregate
- Inside food & beverage establishments, except when eating
- On public transportation
- When accessing state or local services
The following exceptions apply:
- While eating or drinking
- While exercising
- If you have trouble breathing or are unable to remove the mask without help
- If your health conditions prohibit wearing a face covering
IMPORTANT LINKS related to coronavirus updates and tourism
- virginia.org/coronavirus Virginia is for Lovers – traveler’s updates
- vatc.org/coronavirus/ Virginia Tourism Corporation – updates for VA tourism businesses
- http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus - VA Department of Health – updates
- https://www.governor.virginia.gov/ Governor's Announcements -
- VA State Park updates: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/covid-19-update
- cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html - National: Center for Disease Control
For questions regarding Floyd Tourism: email@example.com 540-239-8509
Take care of yourself and one another,
Blessed SPRING !
** Thank you Scott Smith for the Floyd town double rainbow photo!