CoronaVirus – Business & Event Updates

 

It's 2021!  Happy & Healthy year to all!

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

EVENTS - Most major large public events in Floyd County have been cancelled or postponed in 2020.  But other events are happening.

For LIVE and ONLINE VIRTUAL EVENTS  Check our Calendar at  visitfloydva.com/events/

 

WINTER  HAPPENINGS - Winter 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

 

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  - We've Moved Inside!

Saturdays 10-2
from December 12 - February 2

Our Winter Market will be in the warehouse space behind Farmers Supply

Just two doors down from the Community Pavilion

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

 

 

 

Handmade Music School offering on-line classes!

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)

Interested? Sign up through the form on our lessons page (https://handmademusicschool.com/lessons/) or contact us at info@handmademusicschool.com.

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),

Hatha Flow Yoga II, Gentle Restorative Yoga I, Gentle Restorative Yoga II ,

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.

 

Studio 221 Yoga -  all classes are now on-line! The details are on website and Facebook page.  https://studio221yoga.com/     /www.facebook.com/Studio221Yoga/

 

Jivamukti Yoga with Mary Brown

Zoom class, Saturdays @ 10:00am

email Mary: mab2354@hotmail.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. carly@healingtreehealth.com 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.

 

COVID-19 Update

UPDATE 12 10 2020 new state Restriction measures will take effect in Virginia at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, December 14:

  • Modified Stay at Home Order: All individuals in Virginia must remain at their place of residence between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Exceptions include obtaining food and goods, traveling to and from work, and seeking medical attention.
  • Universal mask requirement: All Virginians aged five and over are required to wear face coverings in indoor settings shared with others and when outdoors within six feet of another person. This order expands the current statewide mask mandate, which has been in place since May 29, and requires all individuals aged five and over to wear face coverings in indoor and outdoor public settings outside of their own household. These changes are consistent with new CDC guidelines, released December 4, which recommend universal wearing of face coverings.
  • Reduction in social gatherings: All social gatherings must be limited to 10 individuals, down from the current cap of 25 people. Social gatherings include, but are not limited to, parties, celebrations, or other social events, regardless of whether they occur indoors or outdoors. This does not apply to religious services, employment settings, or educational settings. Restaurants and retail stores are already governed by strict social distancing requirements, and are not included in this limit.
  • Continued limits on dining establishments: Virginia restaurants are currently governed by strict social distancing and sanitization requirements, which remain in place. The on-site sale, consumption, and possession of alcohol remains prohibited after 10:00 p.m. in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, or tasting room. All restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms must close by midnight.
  • Teleworking: Employees that can telework are strongly encouraged to do so.

The full text of Executive Order Seventy-Two, which incorporates earlier Executive Orders Sixty-Three Sixty-Seven is available here.  For information about COVID-19 in Virginia, visit vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.

UPDATE  11 -15- 2020  new Restrictions  full details: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/november/

      Restrictions Includes:  limit of 25 individuals for in-person gatherings, expanded mask mandate, on-site alcohol curfew, and increased enforcement

Forward Virginia Phase Three - began July 1

Summary below - Full description at HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward Virginia Phase Two - begins Friday, June 5 -  This includes Restaurants & Spirits option to OPEN indoor dining (at 50%) with continued outdoor dining and take out; Social Gatherings maximum number of people increases to #50 (from #10), continued Face covering mandated inside retail businesses, social distancing (6 feet), retail businesses open (50%) capacity.  Full info on Executive Order 65  www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Virginia-Forward-Phase-Two-Guidelines.pdf

New Face mask requirements as of Friday, May 29 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

 

For questions regarding Floyd Tourism: tourismdirector@floydcova.org  540-239-8509

Take care of yourself and one another,

Blessed Winter!

 

**  Thank you Tony Greatorex for the Amazing Fall photo!