As a State of Emergency has been issued at the federal, state and local levels, Pittsylvania County continues to take proactive steps to limit potential exposure to the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Beginning Monday, March 23, Pittsylvania County offices will operate on a reduced staffing schedule that requires staff to work one of two shifts that alternate weekly. This will help to reduce the number of county staff working in offices at any given point by fifty percent. While most county offices will continue to operate on normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), the following locations will be closed with modifications to services rendered as follows:
Public Libraries - CLOSED but will offer curbside pickup for books and DVDs at its four branches located in Brosville/Cascade (434-685-1285), Chatham (434-432-3271), Gretna (434-656-2579) and Mount Hermon (434-835-0326).
Pet Center – CLOSED but prospective fosters and adopters can call the Pet Center at 434-432-1989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment Tuesday through Saturday.
While most county offices remain open, citizens are encouraged to conduct as much county business as possible via phone or email. A staff directory is available at pittsylvaniacountyva.gov or by calling 434-432-7700. Any citizen needing a face-to-face meeting is encouraged to call ahead for an appointment with any county office, including the Pittsylvania County Courthouse.
“Our top priority is protecting the health and safety of our residents and staff. In this fluid environment, we will continue to evaluate the way in which we provide services to the public and adjust accordingly. Thank you for yourpatience as we navigate uncharted waters,” David M. Smitherman, County Administrator.
The location of all April Board of Supervisor meetings, as well as Planning Commission meetings, will change with those meetings being held at the Pittsylvania County Community Center at 115 South Main Street in Chatham. This facility can accommodate meeting adjustments needed to ensure compliance with Governor Northam’s less than ten gathering limit. To ensure the safety of citizens, staff and board members, additional sanitation measures in county offices and prior to public meetings will continue to be a focus.