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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Press Release - Tire Amnesty Recycling Event Postponed

Orange County, VA – The Orange County Litter Control Committee is postponing the annual Tire Recycling Amnesty Event previously scheduled for June, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the need to prioritize the safety of the public, volunte...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Press Release-Temporary Outdoor Seating

Orange County, VA – On Friday, May 15, 2020, Governor Northam’s Executive Order 61 takes effect. Order 61 allows for “restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tas...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Notice of Change in Circuit Court Clerk's Office Operations

The Orange County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will re-open to the public on Monday, May 18, 2020. Staff will do their best to accommodate everyone, but for the safety of the staff and the public, only 4 people will be allowed in the record room...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

DMV Connect Services Suspended Until Further Notice

Services through DMV Connect, the partnership between the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office, have been suspended until further notice.

DMV Connect was originally scheduled to serve Orange County citizens on...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Circuit Court Order Regarding Updated Response, Procedures, and Protocol for COVID-19

On May 6, 2020, The Virginia Supreme Court entered its Fourth Order declaring or extending the Judicial Emergency in Virginia regarding COVID-19. That order extended the Judicial Emergency to June 7, 2020. It referenced the three previous Judicial Emergen...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Message to Local Businesses on Phase One of Governor's Forward Virginia Plan

The first phase of “Forward Virginia,” Governor Northam’s plan to safely and gradually ease public health restrictions, while containing the spread of COVID-19, will be implemented when the data meets the public health criter...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Press Release - Tobacco-Free Signage Posted at Recreational Areas

Orange County, VA – As a Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth Grantee, the Orange County Office on Youth spearheaded an effort between the Orange County Parks and Recreation Office, the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and the Town Councils ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Press Release - County of Orange to Close Playground Facilities at County Parks

The Orange County Parks & Recreation Department based on guidance from health agencies and national park organizations, will close playground and bathroom facilities at the following locations effective Wednesday, April 22, 2020, until further notice ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

County Offices Closing in Observance of the Memorial Day Holiday

Orange County Offices, the Landfill, and Collection Sites will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

The Landfill, and Collection Sites will re-open at their normal operating schedule on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

A Message from Orange County Economic Development Regarding COVID-19

The Orange County Office of Economic Development is committed to assisting its business community during the COVID-19 crisis.  A COVID-19 Business Resources page has been added to the Economic Development website, which contains important links t...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Route 635 Bridge Replacement Project Begins in Mid-April

A project to replace the existing 78-year-old Route 635 (Greenwood Road) bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Orange County will begin in mid-April. Starting approximately April 7, 2020, motorists should expect intermittent daytime flaggi...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Press Release - Orange County School Age Child Care Offers Essential Personnel Child Care

Orange County, VA – The Orange County Office on Youth will be opening two of its child care sites, Locust Grove Primary and Orange Elementary, starting Monday, April 6th, 2020 only for school-aged children of those workers deemed Essential Perso...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Community Letter from the Interim County Administrator

A Message to Our Citizens:

Given the evolving situation with the new coronavirus COVID-19, Orange County continues to take a variety of actions to contribute to the worldwide efforts to slow down the spread of this virus. You have heard media references to...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Hours of Operation for Office of Voter Registration and Elections

Effective immediately, the Office of Voter Registration and Elections will be available to assist citizens by phone or email, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Staff will be available to answer questions over the phone by calling...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Sheriff's Office COVID-19 Precautions

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic ,The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will remain in operation to serve our citizens. We have made some limited modifications to our services.  We will suspend fingerprinting to the public.   &am...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Treasurer's Office to Close to the Public Due to COVID-19

The Orange County Treasurer’s Office is committed to the health and well-being of its employees and citizens. We are taking the appropriate and necessary steps to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, while continuing to provide services t...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Commissioner of the Revenue's Office to Close to the Public

The Orange County Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office is committed to the safety of its citizens and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, the office will be closed to public access until further notice. ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release - Department of Social Services Closed to Public Effective March 23, 2020

As of Monday, March 23, Orange County Department of Social Services (DSS) will be closed to the public until further notice. The department will remain operational. Staff will continue to serve the citizens of Orange County in an effort to ensure all mand...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release - The Office of Voter Registration and Elections to Close to the Public

The Orange County Office of Voter Registration and Elections will close to the public beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. 

Staff will continue to offer absentee voting for the May 5, 2020, Town of Orange election. Eligible voters should call the off...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Press Release - Orange County to Close all Buildings to the Public Effective March 23, 2020

Orange County is committed to slowing the spread of COVID-19 while preserving the health and well-being of its employees and citizens. Effective Monday March 23, 2020 all county departments will be operational; however, buildings will be closed to the pub...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Community Letter from the Interim County Administrator

Bell Curve Slide - Coronavirus

A Message to Our Citizens: Given the evolving situation with the new coronavirus COVID-19, Orange County is taking a variety of actions to contribute to the worldwide efforts to slow down the spread of this virus.  You have heard media r...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Preddy Creek Road to Close for Large Pipe Replacement

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close Route 670 (Preddy Creek Road) in Greene County to replace a large pipe structure that carries Preddy Creek under the road. Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, the road will be closed to th...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Maintains State of Readiness and Encourages Community Awareness

Though no cases have been reported in the County, Orange continues readiness efforts for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and any potential effects on the community. Citizens are encouraged to utilize available resources to maintain awareness, and to observe he...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Offers Wellness and Awareness Initiative: "Stepping the County"

The Orange County Department of Parks & Recreation and the Orange County Department of Tourism have partnered to offer a brand-new wellness and awareness initiative: “Stepping the County”. The program encourages citizens to walk, j...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Route 20-231 Roundabout Project Begins This Week

Under a $1.8 million construction contract, Chemung Contracting Corp. will convert the existing two-way stop intersection to a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Route 20 (Constitution Highway) and Route 231 (Blue Ridge Turnpike) in Orange Coun...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Press Release - Office on Youth Announces Award of the 3-Year Grant From the VFHY

The Orange County Office on Youth is pleased to announce it has been awarded a three-year grant from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) in the amount of $90,000 to address youth obesity in Orange County.

This grant funding, which is availabl...

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