County, Blacksburg, Christiansburg to reopen facilities to public

Montgomery County and the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg are reopening facilities to the public on Monday, June 15, after several months of government facilities being closed due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) precautions.

The three localities’ administrative buildings – the Montgomery County Government Center, the Blacksburg Municipal Building, and the Christiansburg Town Hall – will reopen with social distancing in place and face coverings required for entry, per Commonwealth of Virginia Executive Order 63.

While the public is welcome in these facilities, citizens are strongly encouraged to continue using online services when possible. For questions about specific local government operations or alternative means for conducting business, visit these links: Town of Blacksburg: www.blacksburg.gov/covidoperations; Town of Christiansburg: www.christiansburg.org/covidoperations; Montgomery County: www.montva.com/status

The Blacksburg Community Center, the Blacksburg Aquatic Center, the Christiansburg Recreation Center and the Christiansburg Aquatic Center will also reopen on June 15 with adjusted hours and operations and by appointment only. The aquatic centers will be open only for lap swimming and limited programming. Per Executive Order 65, recreational swimming and use of the slides and other water features are not permitted in this phase of reopening.

For information on hours and operations and to make appointments at the Blacksburg Community Center and the Blacksburg Aquatic Center, visit www.blacksburg.gov/covidoperations or call 540-443-1140 (Community Center) or 540-443-1120 (Aquatic Center).

For information on hours and operations and to make appointments at the Christiansburg Recreation Center and Christiansburg Aquatic Center, visit www.christiansburg.org/covidoperations or call 540-382-2349 (Recreation Center) or 540-381-7665 (Aquatic Center).

The Town of Blacksburg and Town of Christiansburg are in the process of developing a series of limited summer camp programs. In addition, Montgomery County and the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg are working on options for youth and adult sports. These summer camp and sports programs, all of which will accommodate social distancing and group gathering guidelines, will be announced once  they are finalized.

All playgrounds, outside basketball courts and shelters in Montgomery County and the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg reopened on Monday, June 8. The Hill, Blacksburg’s Municipal Golf Course, reopened on Saturday, June 6.

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