COVID-19 (Coronovirus)

The City of Harrisonburg is aware of public concern regarding COVID-19, however, we remain open and welcoming to visitors at this time. We encourage you to please support our local businesses small and large as much as you safely can, whether it be through take-out meals from our local restaurants, curb side service from our local breweries, shopping online at our local businesses, gift certificates that you buy to plan to use later, book a stay at one of our hotels for a later date, or even just a positive message on the Facebook pages of the businesses and restaurants that you love and are missing. For information on downtown businesses, please visit Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance web page or keep up to date on what restaurants are open in the Shenandoah Valley on WHSV’s page.

Please be aware that all university and community events are subject to change or cancellation. We encourage you to contact the event organizer directly to confirm that the event information has not been changed.

Visitor Centers

To protect the health of our communities, staff, and visitors, the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center will be closed until further notice, at which time hours of operations will be re-evaluated. The administrative office will continue regular weekday operations.

Travel Guidance

With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage the traveling public to seek and heed the latest expert guidance, and to make fact-based travel decisions.

  • Currently, there are no domestic travel restrictions, nor are there restrictions for the City of Harriosnburg or the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Governor has recommended ceasing gatherings of 10 or more people, however.
  • The U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued travel advisories for select foreign countries, including China, Europe, Iran, Ireland, South Korea, United Kingdom, and Venezuela:
  • Public health screenings are in place in 13 domestic airports for many inbound international flights, including Washington Dulles (IAD), Philadelphia (PHL), and Atlanta (ATL).

Public Health and Travel Resources

General COVID-19 Information