Coronavirus COVID-19 Information


We currently have new people that have tested positive in Craig

We have 1 current “Person tested Positive”

Activity is increasing rapidly in our Health District!  Since Phase 1 began, the state has seen an increase in the number of cases. The Alleghany health district is seeing a higher daily percent increase than northern and eastern Virginia. We’re up to 356 positives. We had 285 this time last week, Per Dr. Odell we had 11 new positives just yesterday.

 As of this morning Craig has 42 that have been or are documented” persons under investigation” for the Coronavirus since March. 

 6 have tested positive and were isolated and treated – all but 1 have been medically cleared and released

28-  were tested, isolated and test came back negative, then they were released

 6- were isolated, monitored for 14 days with no signs or symptoms and then released

2- have been tested and are awaiting results.

 It is critical that if you are going out, you wear mask and gloves (or use hand sanitizer frequently), and maintain social distancing. We are not commenting on the new governors order at this time. 

These numbers do not include persons tested outside of Craig for work, hospital visits, etc. if one of those test positive eventually VDH will notify us and they will show up.


A temporary stay-at-home order by the Virginia governor was effective as of March 30. It was extended and is now in effect. The governor has authorized our area to transition to his phase 1 plan. May 15, 2020. This has very definitive conditions, all other parts of his executive orders remain in effect .

Below is Craig County’s new phase 1 operating procedures “ please read them.” 


Craig County Administrative Offices Operating Procedures 

Operating procedures

Governors Reopening Guidelines (Click Here)

 Executive Order 63 states “if you have a complaint about a public place of business, first you should address it with the manager.  Then, if not resolved, call the VDH number below”.

We have reached a point with this coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in the governor of Virginia making a decision to start reopening businesses, churches, stores, Restaurants and government buildings. As the governor reopens some of these businesses by executive order 61 he also placed some very specific regulations that must be met. This is being done in an effort to revitalize our economy, return our lives to some sort of normality, while still Controlling the Corona Virus.

Attached are some of the regulations that pertain to your type of business, Church or gathering.

Chief Humphreys and I are not enforcers of these regulations. We hope you will follow them and help control the spread of this Virus.

I have been asked to make available the phone numbers that a citizen can call to file a complaint. They are listed below.

1. 540- 204-9764 This is the number for Environmental Health in Roanoke City. This number can be called for complaints concerning restaurants or pools.

2. 540-562-3641 This is the number for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). This number can be called for complaints concerning grocery stores, convenience stores, farmer’s markets or at home food operations.

3. 540-562-3580 This is the number for the Department of Labor and Industry. This number can be called for complaints concerning businesses if employees feel that the work environment is not safe and/or not in compliance with Executive Order 61.

4. 804-367-8504 The is the number for the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). They oversee licensing for numerous professions including barbers, body piercers, cosmetologists, nail technicians, tattooists etc. Complaints concerning any of these may call this number.

Jim Cady







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