OFFICE PROTOCOL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

As of July 1, 2020, the Commonwealth of VA moves into Phase III for re-opening VCE local offices and providing face-to-face programs once again. However at this time, the VCE Hanover office will continue to see walk-in clientele by appointment only and continue with virtual programs.   We encourage all homeowners with questions related to plants, insects and wildlife to look on the extension website, email Hanover Master Gardeners or call 804-752-4306. Most plant, weed and insect identification can be done by sending a picture via email. 

We urge you to take all necessary steps to stay healthy and follow guidelines outlined by local health departments. We look forward to continuing to serve the community in new and innovative ways. Please see the COVID-19 resource page above. Due to Executive Order 63 anyone aged ten and over must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth when entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside the VCE Hanover Office as described and recommended by the CDC.  Adults accompanying minors should use their best judgment with respect to placing face coverings on a minor between the ages of two through nine. Please refer to the Commonwealth of Virginia Govenor's listing of executive actions for further clarification. 

During this COVID-19 economic and health emergency, families may find they need food or financial assistance. The following are links from the local area where help can be found:

  • Xfinity Wifi Hotspots is free to anyone in need of internet access. Here you can find more details and locate your nearest hotspot.
  • Comcast is offering free Internet Essentials to limited-income households for 60 days.

More COVID-19 resources are available here: https://ext.vt.edu/covid-19updates/resources.html

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