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Chamber COVID-19 Resources

The Highland County Chamber of Commerce is offering this page as a health and economic resource guide during the coronavirus pandemic.  Please check back often as we plan to update the page frequently.

UPDATED 5/3/22 10:54 am

The Chamber encourages you to continue to support our members as you can during this difficult time.  Our full business directory has member contact information for you to learn more.

The 2020 Maple Festival was cancelled.  In the aftermath, participating vendors provided the Chamber with contact information for customers to reach out with support.  With the cancellation of the 2021 Maple Festival as well, we have decided to leave this connector page up until further notice.  Any support you can show these talented Arts & Crafts, Food and Information Booth Vendors is greatly appreciated, as they play a critical role in making the Maple Festival a success.  Thank you!
See our 2020 Maple Festival Connector page by clicking here.

Reopening Resources

The Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) has opened a local COVID-19 hotline to answer questions and provide information about COVID-19 and related issues, including vaccines, testing, symptoms, how to minimize the risk of exposure for yourself and your loved ones, local and statewide transmission conditions, and more.

The hotline has public health experts on the line Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Call 1-855-949-8378 to connect.

State and National Resources on COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Website:

Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Website:

Press releases from the Virginia Governor:

Highland County, Virginia Resources on COVID-19

March 31, 2021

The Highland Medical Center will be hosting a Moderna COVID Vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 6, 2022  from 12:30-4:00.
Please call 540-468-6400 to schedule!
Stay updated with the Highland Medical Center (HMC) at

Economic Relief and Opportunities

Senior Cool Care: Fans and air conditioners are available, for eligible adults, age 60 and older, who need additional cooling in their homes.  Program runs from May 1 through October 31, 2022.  Eligibility:  Adults 60 years of age and older:  If you live in Buena Vista, Lexington, Rockbridge, Bath or Highland County and your monthly income is $1,699 (single) or $2,289 (couple), you may be eligible for a single room air conditioner or a fan.  Sponsored by Dominion Energy and managed by Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services- Office for Aging Services. Administered by VPAS.  Supplies are limited. To apply, call VPAS: 540-468-2178.

The Highland County Chamber of Commerce continues to look for solutions to get through these uncertain times.  We are reaching out to local, state and national government officials and organizations to locate resources to help alleviate financial strain.  We will update this page as we know more.  If you have suggestions or feedback, please email  Thank you.

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