Effective immediately, the Visitor Center will remain closed until further notice.

We have received word that Governor Northam has declared a Stay At Home Order for the State of Virginia. This means that if you can stay home, do it. You can go out for groceries and medical emergencies but please stay home to help us flatten this curve.

We at the Chamber will be working from home, if you have any questions you can email us at information@amherstvachamber.com

We can do this if we all work together, please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

Our valued members and community, we are in very uncertain times.  While we may not know exactly what is ahead, what we do know is that our community is resilient.  We have seen this many times in the past. We know that our community comes together to support those who need it, and will continue to do so in times like these.  We know that our community, our businesses, and our county are strong.

We ask that, if you can, you continue to support small businesses.  We ask that if you can, you support our non-profits that work to lessen the impact felt during this time on some of our most vulnerable citizens.  We ask that you keep yourself, and your family safe.

We will be closing the Visitor Center and the Chamber of Commerce to outside visitors effective immediately.  We want to keep our community, and our staff safe. If you need to reach us, please email us at information@amherstvachamber.com or call our office (434.946.0990).

#AmherstStrong


Please use caution and follow all guidelines outline by the Center for Disease Control and your Local Authorities.

Support Local Businesses:

Arby’s – Drive through available call (434) 528-3546.

Blue Mountain Barrel House – Curbside to go and delivery (where available) call (434) 263-4002 to place an order.

Briar Patch Restaurant – Curbside to go and delivery (where available) call (434) 946-2246 or go to briarpatchtogo.com to place an order.

La Carreta #2 – Take out available call (434) 846-6079.

La Carreta #6 – Curbside to go, call (434) 846-2248 to place an order.

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill – Drive through available call (434) 846-8613.

Dominos – Order delivery (where available) at (434) 946-0606 dominos.com/en/ to place an order.

Dudley’s Family Style Restaurant – Take out available call (434) 845-5345.

The Filling Station – Curbside to go call (434) 381-2051 to place an order.

Hardee’s – Drive through available call (434) 846-3212.

KFC – Drive through available call (434) 845-9283.

Little Caesars Pizza – Drive through and take out available call (434) 845-8845.

Loose Shoe Brewing Company – Curbside pick up for beer is available, call (434) 946-2337

McDonald’s – Drive through available call (434) 528-5449.

Merredith’s Restaurant – Take out available call (434) 845-2991.

New Yamazato Japanese Resturant – Take out available call (434) 929-8888.

Number One Wok – Take out available call (434) 946-2828.

Ollie – Take out available call (434) 847-6888.

Original Italian Pizza & Restaurant – Take out available call (434) 929-0244.

Panda House – Take out available call (434) 845-8899.

Papa John – Order delivery (where available) (434) 528-1122 or online at https://www.papajohns.com/ to place an order.

Pizza Hut – Take out and delivery (where available) call (434) 846-0459.

Subway – Drive through and take out available call (434) 845-7827.

Taco Bell – Drive through available call (434) 847-4940.

Vito’s Pizza Bar and Grill – Curbside pick up, call (434) 381-6030 or vitospizzagrill.com to place an order.

Support Small Buisnesses in Downtown Lynchburg – downtownlynchburg.com/support-safely

Community Resources:

Amherst County Public Schools – Valuable information regarding the schools in Amherst County at http://www.amherst.k12.va.us/COVID19.

Amherst County – Closures and Cancellations  https://www.countyofamherst.com/egov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item;id=4971

Center for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html (updated regularly)

How to protect yourself – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

Small Business Alliancehttps://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Small Business Resources – https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/small-business-resources-for-surviving-coronavirus/amp

Virginia Department of Health – http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/

World Health Organization – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Those in Need:

Amherst Cares –

Amherst Cares helps support families in Amherst County who are food insecure.  They are in need of donations to continue their efforts.  Their needs are listed below, food can be dropped of at Emmanuel United Meth Church, 401 North Main in the town of Amherst.

                                   Need:

  • Cans of Chef Boyardee type  products such spaghetti & meatballs, lasagna, etc
  • Ramen style noodles in beef and chicken
  • Pop tarts
  • Small containers of fruits and applesauce
  • Cans of beans and franks
  • Vienna sausages

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to Amherst Cares and send to the following:
Amherst Cares
P. O. Box 451
Amherst, Va. 24521

Blue Ledge, Inc. – Meals on Wheels of Amherst County http://www.blueledge.org/

Neighbors Helping Neighborshttps://www.nhnamherst.org/