Community Preparedness Information


Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information

The City of Bristol, Virginia declared a local emergency on March 19, 2020, in response to expected impacts from the spread of COVID-19 to our community. You can read the press release here and most recent press release here.

"Phase Two" of the Governor’s reopening plan began on Friday, June 5th. Citizens are encouraged to review the guidelines for this phase available on the Governor’s website at As part of Phase Two, Sugar Hollow Campground will reopen with limited capacity and some restrictions in place. Read about those changes here. Clear Creek Golf Club is also open with limited capacity in the clubhouse for your safety.

Transit services are operating by appointment only. Additionally, riders and drivers are required to wear face coverings in accordance with Phase Two guidelines issued by the Governor. Please contact Transit to make an appointment at (276) 645-7384.

City Hall and other city buildings remain closed to the public at this time. All business will be facilitate by telephone and email, or an appointment will be made if an in-person visit is required. A full directory of city department contact information is available on our website at, or by calling (276) 645-7300.

The Office of Economic Development has compiled resources helpful for local businesses. You can also find contact information for the department here.

City Council, the IDA, and the Planning Commission have special meeting procedures in place during the COVID-19 emergency. Please read more about them here.

Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Stay home when you are sick.

For additional information and helpful links regarding the Coronavirus to include guidance for individuals and businesses, please visit the Virginia Department of Health website:

You may also visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website regarding Coronavirus at: