Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Emergency Operations

Coronavirus Information

  • VDOF is maintaining normal agency operations as much as possible through increased telework options for staff and staggered scheduling to minimize contact in office buildings.
  • Because of limited office staffing, anyone needing to contact VDOF field offices should try to utilize email or cell phone numbers that can be found on our website for each locality. [Contacts]
  • It is still Spring fire season and everyone should use extra caution to avoid wildfires that would further expose emergency responders to risk unnecessarily.

Updates on VDOF Operations and Involvement in COVID-19 Response

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Keep the Kids Learning At Home

Enjoy Nature... Virtually

While research tells us that being around trees is good for our health, even views of trees outside our windows has a positive impact on our health. During these times when you may be self-isolating, remember to take a forest break by looking out your window.  And if your window doesn’t have treescapes, digital images of nature can also reduce stress and anxiety.

Last modified: Wednesday, 29-Apr-2020 16:05:57 EDT

Weather Information
Detailed weather information is available from several websites.

Wildfire Information
Daily Report - shows wildfire activity as reported to our offices. Fire risk and year-to-date information included. Updated each workday.

Local Burn Bans and Restrictions
See if where you live has restrictions in place.

Fire Laws
Browse a list of fire laws in Virginia.

Fire Danger Rating
We explain the fire danger rating system in easy-to-understand terms.

KBDI Drought Index
This measurement helps us determine fire danger.