The well-being of the county’s citizens and guests is a priority for us at Rockingham County Tourism. We have been closely monitoring the numerous updates and gathering resources as they become available in an effort to help manage and maintain the county’s tourism infrastructure.
Below is an evolving list of resource pertaining to COVIC-19 announcements, programs, and information to help navigate through all the wonderful adventures to be had in Rockingham County. If you are aware of anything that needs to be added to the list, please email email@example.com.
Direct Contact Information
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline-1866-432-3821
Governor Roy Cooper issued a “Stay-At-Home” order to go into effect on Monday, March 30th at 5pm. According to the order, “Leaving the home and travel for Essential Activities is permitted for outdoor activity. Section 1, item 3iii states “To engage in outdoor activity, provided individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements and Mass Gatherings, as defined below, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, running, golfing, or biking. Individuals may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas. However, public playground equipment may increase spread of COVID-19, and therefore shall be closed. These activities are subject to the limitations on events or convening in Section 3 of this Executive Order.
Click here for the complete order.
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions provided by the State.
Reidsville, North Carolina-All Reidsville Parks and Recreation Public Park Playground Units, including swing sets, are closed until further notice. (Effective 3/25/20)
Eden, North Carolina-Unfortunately, Eden Parks & Recreation had to make the tough decision to close parks and park amenities, except walking tracks and the Smith River Greenway. For more info, please call that department at 336-623-2110, option 3. (Effective 3/24/20)
Madison and Mayodan, North Carolina-Recreation Update: we are still open to take registrations only Monday – Friday from 8am-6pm.
As of now, all spring sports, dance and senior games are being delayed (not cancelled) as of right now. We have cancelled all senior trips, rentals & events for the month of April. We will follow the Town of Madison, Town of Mayodan & NC mandates which will determine when and if we’re able to hold these programs. We will post another update on April 10th. Feel free to contact the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Center at 336-548-2789 if you have any questions.
Mayo River State Park-In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the park office and group campsite at Mayo River State Park will close to the public beginning March 17, 2020. All events and programs are canceled during this time, as well as no reservations for the picnic shelter. These areas will reopen as soon as it is deemed safe to do so after the crisis is over. HOWEVER, you CAN still access trails and parking areas, however restrooms and park office are closed.
Haw River State Park-To help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center at Haw River State Park is closed to the public until further notice, including all buildings and restrooms. All events and programs have been cancelled until further notice.
Tourism Business Information
For those tourism businesses looking for information on how to navigate COVID-19 and the impact the pandemic is having on your business, please visit our Economic Development site here.