COVID-19 Resources

The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce along with the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation are here to help businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. We are compiling resources to help you maintain operations and access assistance. We are focused on preparation and sustainment, not panic. This site will be updated as resources become available.

Business Resources

Browse the following resources to aid your business and employees.

We are looking forward and wanting to help you prepare for re-opening. We are calling this initiative - Plan, Prepare & Promote!

Hear the latest from the Office of Governor Northam

Apply for Disaster Loan Assistance

Governor Ralph Northam announced today, Friday, March 20, that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved an SBA disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia. You can learn more on the Commonwealth of Virginia website.

Virginia Employment Commission

Get valuable information on applying for unemployment and take a survey for small business owners regarding the impact of COVID-19.

Virginia Career Works - Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge region information for employers and employees.

Corporate, Sales, and Individual Taxes:

  • Businesses impacted by COVID-19 can also request to defer the payment of state sales tax due March 20, 2020 for 30 days.
  • When granted, businesses will be able to file no later than April 20, 2020 with a waiver of any penalties.
  • The Virginia Department of Taxation is extending the due date of payment of Virginia individuals and corporate income taxes. While filing deadlines remain the same, the due date for individual and corporate income tax will now be June 1, 2020.
  • Please note that interest will still accrue, so taxpayers who are able to pay by the original deadlines should do so.

Extensions from the IRS

  • Individuals: Income tax payment deadlines for individual returns, with a due date of April 15, 2020, are being automatically extended until July 15, 2020, for up to $1 million of their 2019 tax due. This payment relief applies to all individual returns, including self-employed individuals, and all entities other than C-Corporations, such as trusts or estates.
  • Corporations: For C Corporations, income tax payment deadlines are being automatically extended until July 15, 2020, for up to $10 million of their 2019 tax due.

Frequently asked questions from VA workers regarding COVID-19

As of March 12, 2020 when Governor Northam declared a State of Emergency in the Commonwealth due to the state-wide spread of COVID-19.

World Health Organization (WHO) FAQ

As many of you are aware, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn.  Known as the “Paycheck Protection Program,” the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses who maintain their payroll during this emergency.  Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.

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Highlands Community Bank understands that some people in our community may be impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of our commitment to you, we will be offering a variety of solutions that can provide financial relief for our community:

  • Paycheck Protection Program *and other disaster related loan programs* in partnership with the Small Business Association (SBA)
  • Loan Payment Extensions
  • Small Personal Loans

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The nonprofit Virginia 30 Day Fund was launched by Virginia technology entrepreneur Pete Snyder and his wife, Burson.  Working with other business leaders throughout the Commonwealth, the Fund’s goal is to help save as many Virginia jobs as possible while small businesses await recently approved federal funding.

Helping Hands

See how organizations in our community are lending a hand.

Read the press release and visit their website. You may also donate by making checks payable to Salvation Army with the Memo line "AH local disaster relief" for the funds to stay local. 

Due to ongoing concern with the COVA 19 situation, all DVS Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program office sites are closed to in-person assistance.  Operations ARE CONTINUING via phone and email.  Please contact me at or 5407394236 for assistance. Please be sure to state your name, a return phone number, and your location clearly.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Website Contact number for the Alleghany Highlands – (540) 962-0465 - Cell (540) 960-1593

The M3 Minutemen Elderly Food drive. GoFundMe

Tools, Tips, & Things to Do

Check out webinars, articles, and other safe ways to support and be informed.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Alleghany Highlands Community Services has closed our facilities to the public and will conduct all services via phone, telehealth, and video conferencing equipment.

The CARES Act, the largest economic relief package in our nation’s history, was signed into law on March 27 and includes major provisions U.S. Travel fought for to deliver economic support to travel businesses, travel workers and their families.

Up-to-date open Businesses, Public Wi-Fi and Local Dining

*There is always a chance we missed a business. Please contact us to be added 540-962-2178.

Hotels & Motels

Budget Inn Motel - 540-962-3966  

Hampton Inn - 540-962-1200   

Highland Motel - 540-962-3901  

M Star Hotel - 540-962-7600 or 1-866-HTLSCOV  

Magnuson Hotel - 540-962-4951  

Quality Inn - 540-960-2131 

Travel Lodge By Wyndham - 540-929-0977

Beds & Breakfast/Inns

Big Lick Retreat – 540-947-1862 - Open April 1st Normal Schedule 

Cliff View Golf Club & Inn - 540-962-2200 – Open 9 to 5, seven days week $20.00 – 18 holes 

Red Lantern Inn – 540-797-5000 

Smith Creek Inn - 540-620-6313 

EverGreen Inn 540-968-1724 

The Omni Homestead Resort – 540-839-1766 or 1-800-838-1766 

Hill Crest Bed & Breakfast – 540-865-0359 or 385-201-4106 


Other rentals can be found on AIRBNB & VRBO 


Wells Fargo 540-962-6111. Drive Through Only. Hours: Monday- Friday 9:30 - 4 

Premier Bank 540-862-5600. Drive Through Only. Hours: Monday- Thursday 9-4 Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-12  

First Citizens Bank 540-862-4264. Drive Through Only. Hours: Monday- Friday 8:30-5   

Highlands Community Bank – 540-862-2265. Drive Through Only. Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 5:30 

Jackson River Community Credit Union - 540-962-6154. Drive Through Only. Hours: Monday- Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-12 

Atlantic Union 540-962-6131. Drive Through Only. Hours: Mon- Thurs 8:30-5:30 Friday 8:30-6:00 

Sona Bank - 540-862-4251 Drive Through Only. Hours: Monday- Thursday 9-5 Friday 9-6    

BB&T - 540-862-8600 Drive Through Only all Locations. Hours: Monday- Thursday 9-5 Friday 9-6

Car Dealerships

Covington Honda Nissan - 540-962-7853. Open as normal

Magic City Auto Group - 540-962-2274. Open as normal 

Wright Way Motors - 540-960-2227. Open as normal

Retail Businesses

A Fresh Cut Above Flowers & Gifts B 540-962-7444…Normal Hours 

The Alleghany Journal - 540-865-0299. Open 24/7. Must make an appointment for in-person communication. 

Alleghany Floral Boutique - 540-965-0731…Normal Hours 

The Art Store - 540-968-3639…Call Ahead…by appointment only 

Bear Mountain Signs - 540-620-1216 or 

The Bee Hive Farm Stand - 540-968-6214-Normal Hours 

Blue Spring Run Farm - 540-747-2055…Open by appointment only 

C & O Railway Heritage Center - 540-862-8653-Normal Hours 

Clifton Forge School of the Arts - 540-862-7275…Call for a list of postponements/cancellations 

Country Garden Florist - 540-862-4143…Normal Hours 

Crafty Ladies & Friends - 540-962-3100…Call for info 

Dollar General - Both locations closing one hour earlier than normal 

Dollar Tree - 540-962-5478…closing one hour earlier than normal 

Family Dollar - 540-962-3502 or 540-862-5306… closing one hour earlier than normal 

The Flower Center - 540-862-1979-Working Remotely-Open by appointment only, otherwise shop closed 

Gray’s Fine Jewelry - 540-962-2310…Normal Hours 

Image Express - 540-962-3633…Normal Hours 

Jackson River Garden Center - 540-965-4004…Normal Winter Hours 

Livy’s Closet - 540-865-7845…Closed 

Lollie’s Quilt Shop - 540-862-7845-Closed

Loving Art Gallery - 540-962-4687…call for info 

Mary Anne’s Antiques & Things - 540-965-3344…Open Tue-Fri Normal Hours, closed Sat-Mon 

Merle Norman - 540-962-8455…Curbside only  

Mountain Field Market - 540-863-4445...Normal Hours

Northwest Ace Hardware - 540-862-5656…Normal Hours 

Paul & Paula’s Sports Cards - 540-965-4522…call for info 

Gordmans - 540-965-4922…Closed

Primitive Peddler - 540-960-2191…call for info 

Standard Printing - 540-965-1150…Walk in service by appt. only. Phone orders available as normal.  

Tractor Supply - 540-965-6546…Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 9am-6pm 

Tri-County Furniture - 540-962-5137…Normal Hours 

U.S. Cellular - 540-965-1152…Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Closed Sunday 

Walmart - 540-962-6670…7am-8:30pm until further notice

*Wi-Fi is available from each location’s parking lot & you are encouraged to use this service during daylight hours.

Alleghany County Governmental Complex 

9212 Winterberry Ave. Covington, VA 24426 

Alleghany Highlands Regional Library 

406 West Riverside Street, Covington, VA, 24426 

Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism 

110 Mall Road, Covington, VA 24426 (Access available 7am-7pm) 

Alleghany Highlands Drone Zone (Old Edgemont School) 

451 Park Street, Covington, VA 24426   

Clifton Forge Public Library 

535 Church St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422  

Covington City Hall 

333 W. Locust St. Covington, VA 24426 (Access available 8am-8pm, 7 days a week) 

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College 

Dabney 1000 Dabney Drive, Clifton Forge, VA 24422 

(Park in front of Warren Hall) 

42 Deli
Carryout & Delivery

540-965-2166 – Closed

540-962-4811 – Open

Bella’s Pizza Pasta & Subs
Take out & delivery available

Burger King
Take out & Drive through only

Caffé Museo
540-968-3639 – Closed

Cakes Your Way & The Coffee Café
All services available

Castile Market
Delivery to Potts Creek area
Curbside available

China House
Take out only – must order by phone

China Wok
Carry out
Hours 11am – 9pm

Covington Farm & Fuel
Take out only 24/7

Daily Grind Coffee Bar & Eatery
Hours Tues – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat. 10am – 3pm.

The Club Car
540-862-0777 – Closed

Take out only

Dairy Queen
Drive through only
New hours: 6:30am – 9pm

Take & Delivery available

Double C Café
Take out only

Family Tree-T’s Café & Catering
540-816-6065 – Closed

Hardees Clifton Forge
New hours are 6am – 8pm & drive through only

Hardees Covington
Drive through and take out only
New hours are 5am – 9pm

Hot Dog House

Jack Mason’s Tavern
540-862-5624 – Closed

James Burke House
Open 9am – 2pm
Take out & delivery available

Carry out & drive through only
New hours: 11am – 9:30pm

Luca’s Pizza
Regular hours, Take out only.

Michael’s New York Style Pizza Covington
Clifton Forge
Both locations delivery & take-out also available

Miyako Sushi Bar
Open as normal and take out still available

Penny’s Diner
Take out only

Mountain View Restaurant
Carry out for breakfast & dinner

Olde Town Mercantile Coffee Bar & shop

Pig Iron Country Store & BBQ
540-862-7844 – Closed

Pizza Hut Covington
Clifton Forge
Carry out only both locations

Roller’s Smokehouse
Open regular hours.
Take out window only

The Rail Bar & Grille
Carry out and Delivery available
Normal hours.

San Juan Mexican Restaurant
540-962-5450 – Closed.

Snak Shak
Full Kitchen, carry out available

Subway Covington – Craig Ave
E. Madison Ave
9am – 8pm
Love’s Travel Shop
No dine-in – carry out only

McDonald’s Covington
Love’s Travel Shop
Carry out & Drive through only

The Triangle Country Store & Restaurant
Hours 7am – 8pm
Take out available

Taco Bell
Drive-through only
Hours 10am-1am- Sun-Thurs. 10am – 3am Fri & Sat.

Trani’s Grille
Carry out and delivery available
Normal hours.

Twinks 220 Diner
Tues & Wed 11am-6pm
Carry out only.

The Way Coffee Shop
540-862-4909 - Closed

Weese’s Restaurant
540-962-1231 – Closed

Drive through only. Hours – 6:30 am – 11 pm, Friday & Saturday open until midnight.

Whitey’s One Stop
Normal operations

Salvation Army – 115 S. Lexington Ave, Covington, VA, M-F 9am – 5pm, 540-962-6206

  • Food pantry and emergency financial assistance available during officer hours
  • Donation of non-perishable food items and toiletries are needed. Can be dropped off to the office. Monetary donation needed as well

M3 – Minutemen Militia
– Working alongside the Salvation Army; if you would like assistance, please reach out to the Salvation Army.

Local Office on Aging
– 246 W. Main St. Covington, VA, 540-962-0465

  • The Local Office on Aging collects non-perishable food items and personal care items for seniors over the age of 60 and homebound in the Alleghany Highlands.

Alleghany Highlands Community Services
- 205 E. Hawthorne St. *Closed to the public but accepting calls – 540-965-2100

  • Psychiatric, therapy, and group appointments will be completed by phone and video conferencing. Case managers are still available, and will also continue services through the use of phones and video conferencing equipment. They will also work with you to ensure you have your medication

Safehome Systems, Inc.
– 24-hour hotline – 540-965-3237

  • Safehome is an advocacy and support agency for victims, survivors and family members of domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual violence. We serve the counties of Bath, Alleghany and Highland, the city of Covington, and the towns of Iron Gate and Clifton Forge Virginia.

Alleghany County Social Services
– 110 Rosedale Ave, Covington, VA 24426, 540-965-1780 · To apply for benefits online go to

By phone for ALL BENEFITS-Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Childcare-1-855-635-4370, MEDICAID ONLY-1-855-242-8282

  • If you need to make a Child Protective Services or Adult Protective Services report, Monday - Friday from 8 to 5 call 540-965-1780 ext. 241.
  • After hours, holidays and weekends-CPS- 1-800-552-7096, APS 1-888-832-3858

Veterans Affairs
– Due to ongoing concern with the COVID-19 situation, all DVS Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program office sites are closed to in-person assistance. Operations ARE CONTINUING via phone and email. Please contact or 540-739-4236 for assistance. Please be sure to state your name, a return phone number, and your location clearly. Virginia Employment Commission – 540-962-1151,

For health information visit the CDC's website

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