March 11, 2020: Officials from local health, public safety, education and government agencies have proactively convened the Montgomery County Public Health Task Force in an effort to approach concerns related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community collaboratively and comprehensively.
At this time, there are no confirmed or presumed positive cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Montgomery County, the New River Valley or anywhere in southwestern Virginia; however, there are nine cases in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Members of the Montgomery County Public Health Task Force include the:
New River Valley Health District (Virginia Department of Health or VDH),
- Town of Blacksburg,
- Town of Christiansburg,
- Montgomery County,
- local law enforcement and first responder agencies,
- New River Valley Community Services,
- local medical officials and
- educational institutions.
The purpose of the Montgomery County Public Health Task Force is to provide local residents and communities with accurate, up-to-date and effective information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and other infectious diseases.
The Task Force will meet on an ongoing and regular basis and updates will be provided on www.christiansburg.org/covid19.
As always, the center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health are the best sources for accurate information about the coronavirus.