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2020 Chamber COVID-19 Resources

With the unfortunate postponement of the 62nd Annual Highland County Maple Festival until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Highland County Chamber of Commerce is offering this page as a health and economic resource guide.  Please check back often as we plan to update the page frequently.

UPDATED 9/25/20 1:38 pm

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.

Not having the Maple Festival in March has put economic stress on the community.  The Chamber has reached out to members to see if they have surplus items they are looking to sell. We have compiled this additional list here.

The Chamber is excited to announce a new page on our website that connects you directly with participating 2020 Maple Festival Vendors.  In the aftermath of having many events like the Maple Festival postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, any support you can show these vendors is greatly appreciated.  Please share and provide help as you can to our talented and amazing Arts & Crafts, Food and Information Booth Vendors who are a critical role in making the Maple Festival a success each year.  Thank you!  See our 2020 Maple Festival Connector page.

Reopening Resources

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Governor, including the March 30th Statewide Stay at Home Order, in place until June 10, 2020 unless amended or rescinded by a further executive order:

Highland County, Virginia Resources on COVID-19

The Highland Helpline number is no longer active as of September 1, 2020.

Updates from the Highland Medical Center:

Economic Relief

Nonprofit Roanoke is distributing FREE PROTECTIVE MASKS for nonprofit organization staff and volunteers in Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s REGION 6*, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and VA Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VA VOAD). Please see the following link with a Google survey to learn more and apply:

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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