March 22, 2020
Coronavirus Updates for Business

The Coronavirus is not just a health issue, but also an economic issue for businesses throughout the County, state, and nation. The news and impact of the health crisis is changing by the hour and local businesses are being inundated with information from a wide variety of sources, both trustworthy and not so trustworthy. For this reason, the Franklin County Office of Economic Development, the Towns of Rocky Mount and Boones Mill, the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce, and the Franklin Center have joined forces to provide a centralized location for community businesses to go for the latest information on the outbreak and how it affects us all. This page is intended to be a one-stop destination for information on all things COVID-19 for businesses throughout the County, Towns, and Lake. Please remember that the most up-to-date and knowledgeable sources for COVID-19 health-related developments are the Centers for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health.