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Tuesday July 7, 2020

The Martinsville – Henry County Visitor Center (VisitMartinsville) first priority is the safety and health of its visitors, residents, industry partners, and team. While the risk of contracting COVID- 19 is low, we are carefully following the guidelines of the US Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) and our local health department authorities.

The VisitMartinsville Team highly recommends travelers follow protocols directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash
  • Consult with a doctor before traveling when sick
  • Stay up-to-date on vaccinations
  • Avoid contact with people who are already sick
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Be aware of the latest travel advisories from the CDC and U.S. State Department

Available/ Modified Services:

Tourism Business Modifications in Martinsville - Henry County

  • The Martinsville - Henry County Visitor Center will open to the public Tuesday, July, 7th. We will have limited hours. Sunday and Monday: Closed. Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 3pm. Saturday: 9am - 1pm. *Hours are subject to change.
  • The Bassett Historical Center, out of concern for the welfare of our patrons and staff during this Corona virus outbreak, will be reopening Monday, July 6 by appointment only. 
  • Sister Act presented by the Patrick Henry Community Players has been postponed. New dates TBD. 
  • Virginia Museum of Natural History - beginning Friday, June 19, the museum will be open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.  The museum will be closed to visitors all other days.  The museum's Reptile Festival (originally scheduled for June 12-13) and the Dino Festival (originally scheduled for July 24-25) have been canceled.
  • All branches of the Blue Ridge Regional Library will be closed until it is safe to open again.
  • New College Institute's Lecture Hall is closed until June 10. 
  • Dutch Inn will close the Dutch Inn Restaurant effective immediately. Also, they will be closing The Windmill Off Track Betting & Sports Gril as well. 
  • Piedmont Arts will reopen Thursday, June 11
  • Piedmont Arts' Dancing for the Arts has been postponed until a later date.
  • The Miles in Martinsville SOVAH Super Run 5K & 8K has been cancelled. 
  • Hamlet Vineyards has reopened with a new Tasting Terrace! 
  • Mountain Valley Brewing has reopened. Check hours frequently as they are subject to change based on weather and supplies.
  • Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center & Museum will be closed until further notice.
  • Uptown Pinball starting July 1, they will be open. The hours have been changed; open Tues-Thurs. 2-9pm, Fri. & Sat. 2-10pm, Sun. 2-7pm.
  • SPCA's Woofstock FurBall has been postponed.
  • Red and Mae's ,effective immediately and until further notice, will be CLOSED.
  • Philpott Park is closed until further notice.
  • The Village Spa has reopened with limited Spa Services: some Nails and Facials only (Offering nail services on Tuesday and Thursday). All Spa club and EZ-Tan customers will be reactivated as they return. 
  • Smith River Outfitters will be closed through May. 
  • Rooster Walk to postpone RW12 until Memorial Day weekend of next year (May 27-30, 2021). 
  • Smith River Sports Complex closes access to playgrounds and fields. Trails, driving range and canoe access to remain OPEN.
  • The Fieldale Café will be closed beginning March 25, 2020.
  • All Henry County Bike Club weekly rides are cancelled through May. 
  • Martinsville Mustangs announced that an abbreviated summer 2020 schedule is planned, with league games beginning July 1, 2020, and the season ending in mid-August.  
  • Martinsville Speedway's MaxPro Window Films 200 Modified Series Race has been postponed.
  • Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 Monster Cup Series at Martinsville Speedway has been postponed to June 10 (without fans). 
  • Bike Barn Opens May 30th!!
  • Fido's Finds will re-open at new location June 10!
  • Blue Ridge Regional Library locations will remain CLOSED to the public, but will be staffed Monday thru Friday from 10 am to 6 pm to take calls, answer reference questions and place holds for curbside pickup. Reopened book drops for returns.
  • The Beach at Fairy Stone State Park will re-open June 12th.

Restaurants offering Dine-In Service - at 50% capacity - (as of June 8, 2020) 

  • 3rd Bay, Applebee’s, Captain Tom’s, Checkered Pig, Chopstix, Coach’s, Daily Grind, El Norteno, El Parral, El Ranchito, Friday’s Garden Deli, Hamlet Kitchen, La Plazita, Los Norteno’s, Mackie’s 57, MeeMaw’s, Rising Sun Breads, Shindig, Simply Suzanne’s, Sweet Cakes, The Sirloin House, Wild Magnolia